BMO Harris Bank


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312-461-2323
111 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

BMO Harris Bank is headquartered in Chicago and is the largest bank in the state of Illinois. It is also the 25th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1947 and as of June of 2022, it had grown to 10,809 employees at 526 locations. BMO Harris Bank's savings rates are 8X the national average, and it has a B+ health rating.

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BMO Harris (Check Your Zip Code) - 1/14/2023

Special CD Rates (looks like good nationwide but check your zip first) 13 mo 4.00% 25 mo 4.10% 35 mo 4.30% 45 mo 4.40% 59 mo 4.50% Only good outside Illinois and maybe other states where BMO has branches (check zip code at https://www.bmoharris.com/main/personal/savings-and-cds/certificates-of-deposit/ ) . 12 month - 60 month all at 4.50% EWP ranges from 180 days - 545 days (very high) Their redemption/maturity process is manual and requires depositor to call them and request a physical check be mailed to their address on file. No scheduling or ACH payments out. They will mail a separate check for each CD redeemed. Good rates from an old brick and mortar Money Center bank aside from the above observations. hat tip to JamesStewart for posting on the 59 month 4.5% on Dec 12th in an old thread.

BMO Harris Bank Offers 4.00% APY Online Savings Account - 12/12/2022

As one of the top 25 largest banks in the U.S., this is a big move. https://www.bmoharris.com/main/personal/onlinesavingsaccount/ Product disclosure https://www.bmoharris.com/pdf/disclosures/BMO_Harris_Online_Savings_reg_dd.pdf

7Yr CD To Yield 4.00% - 6/24/2022

RBC Wealth Management - BMO Harris Bank CDs to yield 4.00% BMO HARRIS BANK CDs 4.00% due 7/06/29 FDIC Insured to Limits ($250K per account title) Callable beginning 1/06/23; then anytime thereafter @ 100 Semi-annual Interest Price = 100.00 to yield 4.00% to the call and 4.00% to maturity

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10/29/18 - BMO Harris Ups 60-Month Special CD Rate
3/25/18 - 3% 5 Year CD As Of March 25
2/26/18 - BMO Harris Bank Has A Special Rate 60-Month CD
1/29/18 - 2% 18 Month CD At BMO Harris Bank
12/1/17 - BMO Harris Bank Offers Long-Term "Step Rate" CDs
7/3/17 - BMO Harris Bank Adds CD Specials (Checking Relationship)
5/10/17 - BMO Harris Bank's $200 Checking Bonus Available Nationwide
3/2/17 - Earn $200 Checking Bonus At BMO Harris Bank
2/28/17 - $200 Checking Bonus From BMO Harris Bank
2/21/17 - BMO Harris Bank Adds Three Relationship CD Specials
11/15/16 - Special 2% 59-Month CD And $50 Checking Bonus At BMO Harris
4/29/16 - $200 Checking Bonus Has Been Extended At BMO Harris
7/31/15 - BMO Harris Bank Promotes New Checking $200 Cash Bonus
6/19/14 - Up to $200 Checking Account Bonus at BMO Harris Bank
3/19/14 - BMO Harris $200 Checking Account Bonus - May Be Targeted
3/11/13 - Up to $200 Checking Account Bonus at BMO Harris Bank in Some States
8/2/10 - $1,000 Business Checking Promotion At Harris Bank In IL, WI & IN
11/11/09 - $150 Checking Account Bonus at Harris Bank
9/1/09 - $150 Checking Account Bonus at Southwest Bank in Missouri - Local Only
3/13/09 - 3.00% 10-Month CD & 3.75% 39-Month CD at AMCORE Bank in IL & WI
1/20/09 - 4.00% 39-Month CD and 3.50% 10-Month CD at Amcore Bank in IL and WI
10/24/08 - 4.50% 7-Month / 5.10% 60-Month CD at Harris Bank
7/19/08 - 5.00% 39-Month / 4.00% 19-Month CD at an IL/WI Bank (Amcore)
5/24/08 - 4.70% 60-Month / 3.60% 20-Month CD at M&I Bank
4/20/08 - 4.50% 60-Month CD at M&I Bank
1/9/06 - CD Specials (5% 13-mo) at an Indiana Bank

Good customer service

Harris bank has good customer service but is lacking in products and fees. They had a good partnership with local elementary schools to help kids start saving. This was great as it gave the community a jump start and showed that they cared. I am happy I got a chance to know the local tellers and start my understanding of savings with them.

Did not feel the love...

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We have dealt with BMO for many years. A few years ago we had the unfortunate opportunity to find out that accounts will now be charged for inactivity. What a sham! It is my money, seriously, how hard is it to let it sit?! Any time I have to go into my local bank for help with my savings or checking, I might find that I have to wait a number of hours or even days for attention. It also bothers me that the savings account rates are so low. Each time I visit the bank, the staff tries to "sell" me on the idea of opening another account to get better interest rates. When I see the low interest rates, I can see t is not worth my time. The low rates are discouraging, and while they are the norm, there was a time BMO led the banks with great rates.

Bonus Not Available In All 50 States

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Bonus only available in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, or Wisconsin. They will let you open an account, but you will not get the bonus. Also, they take a very long time on the phone with you trying to analyze your needs (not to be confused with setting you up to buy further products). Be advised.

Bad Customer Service

I saw that BMO has a 4% savings account. I called to see if it was available as and IRA. I got someone "offshore" who didn't seem to know what an IRA was. She had to put me on hold with every questions to go get an answer. I finally asked to be connected to someone in states. I was put on hold and no one ever answered.

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Health
B+

Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #16571
Year Established1947
Employees10809
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.07%
Return on Equity - YTD11.12%
Annual Interest Income$2.02B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$163.2B$159.8B
LoansQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$93.19B$82.27B
DepositsQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$133.3B$134.3B
Equity CapitalQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$15.40B$18.47B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$779.8MM$934.3MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$476.4MM$784.4MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$5.2MM$3.2MM
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BMO Harris Bank Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
4.00%--Online Savings Account
0.01%--Savings Builder

BMO Harris Bank Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.00%--Premier Money Market

BMO Harris Bank Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.01%--BMO Harris Premier Account
0.01%--BMO Harris Premier Silver Account (<25k combined balance)
0.01%--BMO Harris Premier Gold Account (25k-<100k combined balance)
0.01%--BMO Harris Premier Platinum Account (100k-<250k combined balance)
0.01%--BMO Harris Premier Platinum Elite Account (250k+ combined balance)

BMO Harris Bank CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
4.50%$1k-12 Month CD
0.25%$1k-60 Month CD
0.15%$1k-48 Month CD
0.10%$1k-36 Month CD
0.05%$1k-3 Month CD
0.05%$1k-6 Month CD
0.05%$1k-9 Month CD
0.05%$1k-18 Month CD
0.05%$1k-24 Month CD
0.05%$1k-30 Month CD
0.05%$100k-1 Month CD
0.05%$100k-2 Month CD

BMO Harris Bank IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.25%$1k-60 Month IRA
0.15%$1k-48 Month IRA
0.10%$1k-36 Month IRA
0.05%$1k-3 Month IRA
0.05%$1k-6 Month IRA
0.05%$1k-9 Month IRA
0.05%$1k-12 Month IRA
0.05%$1k-18 Month IRA
0.05%$1k-24 Month IRA
0.05%$1k-30 Month IRA
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