Our company was founded in 1888 based on a single act of kindness. A mill worker at Eagle & Phenix Mill in Columbus, Georgia got her dress tangled in the factory machinery. To the surprise of her co-workers, money, which she had sewn into the hem, spilled across the floor. She explained that she believed her dress was the safest place to keep her savings.
G. Gunby Jordan, the mill's secretary and treasurer, happened by and offered to keep her money in the mill safe and pay her monthly interest on the deposits. He soon offered the same service to all the mill workers. These first deposits inspired Mr. Jordan to establish the institution that became Columbus Bank and Trust Company.
More than a century has passed since that torn dress. Mr. Jordan and a group of banking pioneers built our company's foundation on integrity, character and principle: treating folks right and doing the right thing. Throughout the years, that foundation has remained, and these basic values have led us down the path of growth and financial strength.
Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment and mortgage services to customers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.
Synovus is a component of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 index. Our success is based on a strong emphasis on valuing people and igniting an entrepreneurial spirit, that, when channeled through our family of companies, generates strength, stability and enduring success - for our team members, our customers and our shareholders.
Our name, like our company, is unique,