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Banking in the Chicago Area

Chicago is the third largest city in America. It has a large, vibrant, diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies and a massive finance sector. The Chicago Board of Trade is the second largest center for public market trading in the country. There are also an array of investment houses and a large number of high net worth individuals living in the city. Other large sectors include real estate, conventions, hospitality, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, technology, pharmaceuticals, education, health care and advertising. These sectors continue to build on one another to power the economy. For that reason, banking is thriving in Chicago with an array of services and financial options offered.

Chicago's nearby neighbors include Naperville, Aurora, Schaumburg, Joliet and Skokie. There are nearly 200 banks and 200 credit unions that are headquartered in Chicago. Some of the largest Chicago based banks include The Northern Trust Company, BMO Harris Bank and MB Financial Bank. Every major US bank has operations in Chicago including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank and JP Morgan. Many international banks even have a presence including HSBC, UBS, and Barclays. In total, there are about 4,060 branches from more than 270 banks and 240 credit unions in Chicago.

The city continues to grow and thrive. Even though the municipal government's finances are in jeopardy, the private sector is faring well. Banking will continue to excel as long as the rest of the city grows.

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Local Deals & News

Alliant Credit Union Ups 12-17 Month CD Rate to 2.65% APY
Deal Summary: 12-17 month Share CD ($1k minimum) and Jumbo Share CD ($25k minimum), 2.65% APY. Availability: Easy membership requirement. I was surprised to discover that I hadn’t written a
Alliant's 12 Mth CD Now 2.65% APY
Alliant has boosted rate on its 12-17 month term CD, regular and IRA, standard and jumbo ($25K), to 2.65% APY. The new rate makes Alliant a contender in the nationally
CIBC Bank Boosts Rate of Agility Savings Account To 2.10% APY
Deal Summary: Agility Savings, 2.10% APY, $1k min/$250k max opening deposit Availability: Nationwide CIBC Bank USA (CIBC) has increased the rate of its Agility Savings account by 20 bps to
Great Lakes Credit Union Adds Nationally Available 33-Month CD, 3.33% APY
Deal Summary: 33-month Special Share Certificate, 3.33% APY, $1k min/$250k max deposit, new money. Availability: Easy membership requirement Illinois-based Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is currently offering a 33-month Special
Increases Rates, Lowers Maximum
Consumers Credit Union has made their rewards checking account less attractive. They lowered the balance (from $20K to $10K) to achieve the maximum rate and increased the rate to 5.09%.
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