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Milwaukee Metro Area

Including MILWAUKEE, Kenosha, Brookfield, Waukesha, Racine, Sheboygan, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Bend, Menomonee Falls, and 107 other towns.

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Milwaukee is a city that cherishes tradition, while accepting modern attitudes that are reflected in the architecture and neighborhoods of this Great Lakes community. It is home to the Summerfest Music Festival and the Harley Davidson Museum, as well as several breweries, James-Beard nominated chefs, and water activities found on Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River. The City also provides day-to-day necessities for its residents such as a variety of banks and credit unions.

Milwaukee has a long standing reputation for financial institutions that can be depended on. The First Bank Financial Center opened in 1859 and is still serving the city’s residents today. Here one will find other notable banks such as The Private Bank, N.A., Johnson Bank, Landmark CU, Bank Mutual, and North Shore Bank. There are 59 such banks headquartered in Milwaukee, along with 40 credit unions. This means that those living in the city have access to everything from basic savings and checking accounts to mortgages, student loans, and refinancing options.

Banking is convenient for those living in Milwaukee. Along with online banking and numerous ATMs throughout the area, citizens will find approximately 1,100 branches coming from more than 95 banks and 55 credit unions. One can find help with first time home loans when they are starting out, saving for retirement, and assistance with handling their finances during the golden years at any of these locations within the city and its surrounding communities.

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2.5% For Up To $10,000 Checking In Chicagoland
Avenue Bank (a branch of CIBM Bank) ran this ad in the Sunday Chicago Tribune: Up to 2.5% when you qualify Acceleration Checking: Minimum balance to open account $100. Customer
PNC $400 Checking Bonus With Bears Debit Card
A friend who lives in Chicago told me he just took advantage of PNC's $400 checking bonus.  He opened a new PNC checking account with a Chicago Bears (aka "Da
Money Market Deposit Account Special In Chicagoland
Avenue Bank (a branch of CIBM Bank) ran this ad in the Sunday Chicago Tribune: Promotional rate of 1.00% APY on all tiers for new accounts effective as of 9/12/16
Wells Fargo Everyday Checking $100 Offer
$100 offer expires 09/01/2016. Requirements: Open an Everyday Checking account with a $25 minimum deposit. Make 10 debit card purchases/payments within 60 days. Offer Link Offer details courtesy of
$200 Checking Bonus Has Been Extended At BMO Harris
The $200 checking account bonus has been extended to July 2, 2016. Please refer to my blog post review of the bonus for more details. Market area includes Arizona, Florida, Illinois,