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Chicago Metro Area

Including Abbott Park, Addison, Aibonito, Algonquin, ALSIP, Anasco, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Arlington Hts., Aroma Park, and 316 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

United Federal Credit Union Offer Rewards Checking In 7 States
Deal Summary: Ultra Checking, 3.00% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. Availability: Easy membership requirement for residents of Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma; employees of
INOVA FCU Drops Its 18-Month CD Rate From 1.05% APY To 0.45% APY
Today (maybe yesterday), INOVA FCU dropped its special 10-month rate on both its regular and bump up CDs from 1.05% APY to 0.45% APY. The 2-year rate for those CDs
Navy Fed's 12-mo 3% EasyStart CD requires Direct Deposit
Certificate has a great rate, although limited to $3,000 But here's the big GOTCHA (and likely deal breaker):
INOVA Federal Credit Union Substantially Boosts CD Rates
Update: Readers are being told by INOVA phone representatives that to be eligible to join, you must live within 50 miles from one of their branches. I've been covering INOVA
SBT Offers Special Rate On 12-Month CD To Houston Area Residents
Deal Summary: 12-month, 0.85% APY, $100k minimum deposit Availability: Residents of Harris County (TX) and its contiguous counties. In the past few years, State Bank of Texas (SBT) has been
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