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Peoria Metro Area

Including Peoria, Bloomington, Normal, Pekin, Washington, Canton, East Peoria, Morton, Pontiac, Havana, and 75 other towns.

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With over 115,000 people in the city itself and about 374,000 in the larger metro area, Peoria is the biggest city on the Illinois River. The area was first settled in the 1680s by French explorers who built a fort there. Later, in 1813, it became home to Fort Clark, which would eventually be renamed Peoria. The city's economy centers around industry, retail, and health care, with top employers being Caterpillar, UnityPoint Health, and Walmart. However, many people are also employed by Peoria's financial institutions.

Today, almost 50 banks and 25 credit unions maintain headquarters in the Peoria area. Among these are the Heartland Bank and Trust Company, State Farm Bank, CEFCU, State Farm Federal Credit Union, and Morton Community Banks. Counting institutions that are not headquartered in the city, there are approximately 25 credit unions and 85 banks with over 340 branches throughout the Peoria area. The city's oldest active bank, The First National Bank of Lacon, was originally established in 1864. The Bank provides an array of services today, but especially focuses on serving the agriculture industry.

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Local Deals & News

Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide Wells Fargo Bank (Wells Fargo) is offering a $250 checking account bonus for “new checking customers.” According to a CSR, "new" means new, as in "never, ever having
State Farm Bank 4-Year CD Rate Increase
State Farm Bank increased its 4-year CD and IRA CD rate yesterday: 1.70% APY 4-year CD and IRA CD (was 1.45%) Applies to all balances of $500 and above
Regions Bank Offers $300 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $300 bonus is no longer available. Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
$100 Checking Account Bonus At Wells Fargo (Online Only)
Easy $100 bonus, if you trust Wells Fargo. But it won’t last long. To receive your $100 bonus, open an Everyday Checking account from this page by December 16, 2016,
State Farm Bank Raises 60-Month CD Rate
Availability: Nationwide (internet bank) It’s been almost a year since I last wrote about State Farm Bank; the occasion for this blog post is yesterday’s rate increase on the 60-month
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