Even if you’re familiar with the world of credit reports and credit scores, it can be confusing — and the things you’ve heard about credit may or may not be true. Credit scores are an important tool to have in your financial arsenal, so let’s start debunking some of the most common credit score myths….

Whether you are still in school, just entered the working world, own a business, or are nearing retirement, saving money is one of the most valuable decisions you can make for your financial health. Most people are aware of this, but when it comes down to it, saving and investing can sometimes be a little…

Student loan payments can be an overwhelming feat for those who are anticipating them as well as those who are already repaying them. This is an especially important topic now seeing as temporary loan relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic is set to end on January 31, 2022. But, repaying student loans doesn’t have to…

As we’re all quite aware, it’s been a whirlwind couple of years across the board, including and especially financially. The impact of the pandemic has left both businesses and individuals with a lot of unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Navigating the new normal can be quite a challenge. From PPP and other loans to…

Some of the biggest players in the financial management game are the “big banks”. These large financial institutions began acquiring smaller banks and have since grown exponentially. However, there can be downfalls to banking with a massive corporation. In fact, many of these big-name banks have been involved in scam accusations, scandals, and have even…

It’s that time of year again – the holiday buzz is in the air, and with that comes the frenzy of gift-giving season. This can be a particularly stressful time for some, especially those looking to be careful with their spending. Even for those who aren’t on a budget, it’s always a good idea to…

Press Release published January 19, 2018. Thomas Bugielski has been appointed to Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank of Chicago, headquartered in Oak Brook, IL. A long-time banking industry executive in the Chicago market, Tom first joined Republic Bank as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in July of 2015, after a history…

Stop in any of our branches and a Teller can help you. Or visit one of the locations below to use our self-serve coin machines. Berkeley 5500 St. Charles Rd 708.544.5500 Lobby hours: 9 am–5 pm M–Th; 9 am–6 pm F; 9 am–1 pm Sat   Chicago 6501 S. Pulaski Rd 773.581.4500 Lobby hours: 9…

Press Release published March 2, 2017. In an anticipated move, long-time Chicago banking industry executive, Tom Bugielski, has been appointed to President/Chief Operating Officer of Republic Bank of Chicago, headquartered in Oak Brook, IL. Tom first joined Republic Bank as Senior Executive Vice President in July of 2015, after a history of proven leadership at…

Take a look at your credit and debit cards. Is there a chip on the front of it? If so, you can feel a little more secure knowing that you have additional protection for your account. The new EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) card, also known as a “chip card,” is different than any other…

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