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800-672-8739
100 West University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Busey Bank is headquartered in Champaign and is the 7th largest bank in the state of Illinois. It is also the 195th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1946 and as of March of 2017, it had grown to 1,136 employees at 52 locations. Busey Bank has an A+ health rating.

Reviews (2)

Busey Bank: No Nonesense

I have been using Busey Bank since I was 16 years old. It was very easy to set up a checking and savings account, get debit cards, and bank online. The customer service is very helpful in most locations. Because they are opening up new branches, there are new tellers being added to the team, so sometimes the wait times are longer than expected, usually because there is a team member being trained or not knowledgeable yet about the procedure you've request them to do. Other than that, I have had no complaints. The fees are very reasonable, and they offer overdraft protection on some accounts, which is very helpful for checking accounts. I would recommend Busey Bank to anyone who wants a simple, no hassle banking experience.

Customer Evaluation of Busey Bank

I have been banking with Busey bank for approximately 3 years. It is a local bank in the Champaign, IL area. They have a few branches in that area and would be considered a small local bank. I chose to bank with them because of the convenience of having a branch in my home town, and the requirements to open a checking account were less strict than other banks in the area. Also, the availability of drive-through ATMs was another factor that made me choose to bank with them.

My experience with the customer service at Busey bank exceeded all my previous experiences with other banks. The employees there are very friendly and they will eagerly solve any issues for you with a pleasant and helpful attitude. My experiences with online chat representatives has also been pleasant and satisfactory. In a situation where I needed the approval of the branch manager, I was also pleasantly surprised with his friendliness and eagerness to help.

Using the bank website is more than adequate for most standard banking activities. The website is robust and intuitive.

The only drawback of Busey bank is probably a lack of a totally free checking. To open and maintain a checking account, one needs at least a $100 deposit and must either maintain a $100 balance or have monthly recurring direct deposits to avoid a $5 monthly service charge. All-in-all, If you live in the Champaign area and don't need a totally free checking, Busey is my number one recommendation.



Health
A+

Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #16450
Year Established1946
Employees1136
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.18%
Return on Equity - YTD10.41%
Annual Interest Income$44.9MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$5.40B$3.85B
LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$3.92B$2.54B
DepositsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$4.51B$3.19B
Equity CapitalQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$617.9MM$396.5MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$48.4MM$45.2MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$20.9MM$17.8MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$738.00K$459.00K
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Busey Bank Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.50%*$25k*-Health Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.03% Up to $1,500 | 0.15% $1,500 - $10k | 0.35% $10k - $25k
0.20%$50-Roth Savings
0.20%$50-CESA Savings
0.01%$100-Online Everyday Savings Account
0.01%--Everyday Savings
0.01%--Minor Savings

Busey Bank Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.20%*$50k*-Pillar Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $2,500 | 0.05% $2,500 - $15k | 0.10% $15k - $50k
0.10%*$50k*-Online Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $2,500 | 0.03% $2,500 - $15k | 0.05% $15k - $50k
0.10%*$50k*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $2,500 | 0.03% $2,500 - $15k | 0.05% $15k - $50k

Busey Bank Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.10%*$100k*-Capstone Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% $10k - $100k
0.10%*$15k*-Capital Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% $1k - $15k
0.01%$3k-Online Pillar Checking Account
0.01%$3k-Pillar Banking

Busey Bank CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.75%$1k-60 Month CD
0.50%$2,500-1 Year Portfolio CD Package
0.50%$2,500-2 Year Portfolio CD Package
0.50%$2,500-3 Year Portfolio CD Package
0.50%$1k-48 Month CD
0.40%$1k-36 Month CD
0.30%$1k-24 Month Online CD
0.30%$1k-24 Month CD
0.25%$1k-18 Month Online CD
0.25%$1k-18 Month CD
0.20%$1k-12 Month Online CD
0.20%$1k-12 Month CD
0.10%$1k-6 Month Online CD
0.10%$1k-6 Month CD

Busey Bank IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.75%$500-60 Month IRA
0.50%$500-48 Month IRA
0.40%$500-36 Month IRA
0.30%$500-24 Month IRA
0.25%$500-18 Month IRA
0.20%$500-12 Month IRA
0.20%$50-18 Month Variable IRA
0.10%$500-6 Month IRA
Locations

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