RB_NewsSafeDepositChoose a Safe Deposit Box instead of a Home Safe.

Why Safe Deposit Boxes are better than Home Safes:
  • Owning a home safe can make you a target.
  • Safes are only fire-resistant not fire proof. Data, media, family photos are vulnerable.
  • Home insurance may not cover all safe contents. Insurance claim deductibles and claims can increase policy cost.
  • Banks offer much more security
What Belongs in a Safe Deposit Box?
  • Birth and adoption certificates
  • Passports
  • Social Security cards
  • Photographs
  • Deeds and titles
  • Stock and Bond certificates
  • Military service records
  • Diplomas
  • Digital media (hard drives, tape back-ups, CD/DVDs, flash drives)
  • Investment records
  • Insurance policies
  • Loan documents
  • Jewelry
  • Will (not the only copy)
  • Household possessions inventory
  • Marriage and Death certificates
  • Contracts
Ask about discounted rates!
Talk to your banker about how to receive discounted rates on Safe Deposit Boxes.
  • At our Chicago offices, safe deposit box rentals are also subject to a City of Chicago sales tax.
  • Delinquency charge accrues monthly after 30 days.
  • Contents of Safe Deposit Boxes are not insured against loss by Republic Bank of Chicago or FDIC insurance.

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