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Chicago Metro Area

Including Chicago, Naperville, Schaumburg, Aurora, Joliet, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Skokie, Elgin, Valparaiso, and 323 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

CIBC Has A 2.30% APY Until 3/31/2018. Then .9%.
Weird promo ending in just under a month. But perhaps if you already have an account with them it may be worth ACHing in some new money to get the
INOVA FCU's Shield Checking Jumps To 3.00% APY, Up To $15k
Deal Summary: Shield Checking, 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. Availability: Easy Membership Requirement Last week, INOVA Federal Credit Union (INOVA) raised the rate on its Shield Checking
Increasing # Of Debits But No Rate Change
Got an email today that GLCU is increasing the # of debits as well as dollar spend to earn the 3% but everything else remains the same. Previously, 10 debits
Increase In CD Rates
Alliant has just raised CD rates. Included is a 2.05% APY for its "jumbo" ($25k+) 12-month CD.
BMO Harris Bank Has A Special Rate 60-Month CD (3.00% APY)
Deal Summary: 60-month Special Rate CD, 3.00% APY, $5k minimum deposit. Availability: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. BMO Harris Bank has joined the 3 for 5
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