Ensuring everyone has access to a safe and affordable
bank or credit union account
65 million adults in the US are unbanked or underbanked, and they rely on costly alternative financial services—like check cashers, payday lenders and pawn shops—for routine financial transactions.
Bank On Chicago wants to help YOU open a bank account and keep more of your money:
NO MINIMUM BALANCE REQUIREMENT
LOW OPENING DEPOSIT OF $25 OR LESS
LOW MONTHLY FEES: TYPICALLY ZERO OR LESS THAN $5
NO OVERDRAFT OR OTHER HIDDEN FEES
If you think you don’t need a bank account, think again. Beyond keeping more of your own money, opening a bank account provides many other benefits.
Steps to Open Your New Account
FIND A BANK NEAR YOU
It doesn’t matter how much money you have or if you’ve had trouble banking in the past, through Bank On Chicago, everyone can get banked.
Each of the below banks offers accounts that make it easier to keep more of your money:
Learn More and Get Involved
To learn more about Bank On Chicago and how you can get involved, email United Way of Metro Chicago.
If you think you have a product that meets the Bank On national standards for safe and affordable accounts or would like to learn more about the national standards, visit JOINBANKON.org for more information.