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…

If you’ve recently bought a home or owned one for a while, you know that you’ve made a long term investment. Three important coordinating pieces of your investment worth mentioning are your home equity, home equity loans, and home equity lines of credit (HELOC).  What is home equity?  Your home’s equity is the difference between…

Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, working from home (WFH) has likely become a possibility for your company and may have even been necessary at one time. After a year and half, as an employer you might find yourself asking, is WFH still ideal for my business?  Here are some benefits and drawbacks to…

Cybersecurity starts with YOU and is everyone’s responsibility. Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart.   Protect Your Personal and Confidential Information 1.                 Use Multi-Factor Authentication when possible. 2.                 Use Complex Passwords. 3.                 Keep Software and Computers Up-to-date.   4.                 If You Connect it, Protect it. 5.                 Beware of Strangers Online. 6.                 Don’t Overshare on Social Media. 7.                …

Want to start financing your small business, but don’t know where to start? Here’s some key terms to have in your toolkit and 3 general ways to get started.  What is Business Financing? Before you begin financing your business you must decide how much startup funding you will need. Successfully financing your business begins with…

As a consumer, monitoring cash flow for your own personal account is important because it indicates how much, where, and how often you are spending your earnings. Not only is managing cash flow important for your personal accounts, but it is also critical for increasing profits and ensuring financial stability for your business.  What is…

Home Equity Lines of Credit allow you to borrow against your home’s equity to get cash for other needs. Establishing a Line of Credit today can prepare you for unexpected expenses in the future or help you achieve your goals like:  Home Improvements Debt Consolidation College Expenses           Car Purchases Vacations Second…

The Federal Reserve announced a ruling amending Regulation D which allows banks to suspend limits on certain kinds of transfers and withdrawals that may be made each statement period on savings and money market accounts. Prior to this ruling, the limit on certain kinds of withdrawals and transfers for these types of accounts were 6…

Republic Bank of Chicago is proud to sponsor the EVERFI National Financial Bee, taking place April 20-24, 2020. The National Financial Bee is a first-of-its-kind nationwide financial literacy challenge for students in 7th-10th grade. As families across the country are struggling to balance work, childcare, and homeschooling amidst widespread school closures driven by the COVID-19…

In effort to do our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities healthy; we will be available for full-service banking at our branch drive up lanes from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday. During these times, our lobbies will be available, by appointment,…

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