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Including Chicago, Naperville, Joliet, Aurora, Schaumburg, Orland Park, Valparaiso, Elgin, Hammond, Oak Lawn, and 320 other towns.

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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

Royal Bank (Chicago) Adds 7-Month CD (1.30% APY)
Deal Summary: 7-month CD, 1.30% APY, $1k minimum deposit. Availability: Market area covers the Chicago metropolitan area, aka Chicagoland. A week ago, Royal Bank added a 7-month CD (1.30% APY)
INOVA FCU Offers 42-Month Certificate of Appreciation (2.30% APY)
Deal Summary: 42-month Certificate of Appreciation, 2.30% APY, $200 minimum deposit. Availability: Easy Membership Requirement In celebration of its 75th Anniversary INOVA Federal Credit Union (INOVA) is offering a 42-month
1.45% 15-Month CD Special In Chicago
Ad in today’s Chicago Tribune: Lakeside Bank 1.45% APY 15-Month CD $2,500 minimum $250,000 maximum per household Limited Time 7 locations 866-892-1LSB
Navy Federal Increases 2-Year IRA CD Rates
Navy Federal Credit Union made an unusual rate increase this week. Its 2-year IRA certificate rates increased 20 bps. The new 2-year IRA certificate rates: 1.76% APY minimum $1,000 1.80%
United FCU Continues Limited-Time Share Certificate Specials
Deal Summary: 13-month Share Certificate Special, 1.45% APY, $500 minimum deposit Availability: Easy membership requirement for residents of Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma; employees of 900+
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