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Including Abbott Park, Addison, Aibonito, Algonquin, Alsip, Anasco, Antioch, Argonne, Arlington Heights, Arlington Hts., 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

Alliant CU Drops Savings Rate To 1.90%
Alliant quietly dropped savings rate to 1.90% APY effective September 1 per their website. Earlier post saying rate was unchanged was incorrect. I did not receive any emails warning of
Navy Fed Rate Change - Monday August 19
I was just told that the 5yr CD special that was 3.5% will be reduced to 3.25% on Monday. I spoke to a Navy Fed representative.
Surprisingly, Alliant CU Leaves Savings Rate Unchanged At 2.10%
How about a round of applause for Alliant CU, which ignored the Fed's rate cut and left its savings rate at 2.10% APY? With many competing banks slashing their savings
Navy Federal Adds 18-Month CD Special, 3.00% APY
UPDATE 8/19/19: The 5-year Certificate Special rate has fallen to 3.25% APY. Deal Summary: Certificate Specials – 18-month (3.00% APY) and 9-month (2.50% APY), $1k minimum deposit. Availability: Nationwide, but
Navy FCU - Two New CD Specials For Regular And IRA
9-Month CD - 2.50 % APY 18-Month CD - 3.00% APY Minimum $1,000 No maximum https://www.navyfederal.org/products-services/checking-savings/certificates-rates.php
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