Choice Checking


With $150 bonus1
when you open online.

Plus, you can choose from Cash Back2 or 2.00% APY3.

Open your account online in 5 minutes or less.
Set up Direct Deposit and get $150 bonus1.
Choose from Cash Back2 or 2.00% APY3.
At Republic Bank of Chicago, it's your choice.
2.00% APY

1Minimum opening balance requirement is $25. This account receives eStatements only. Monthly maintenance fee of $5 waived with 15 debit card transactions per month. Checking offer is not available to existing Republic Bank of Chicago checking clients. Setup and complete a direct deposit to the checking account within 60 days of account opening. The $150 bonus will be deposited to your checking account 30 business days after adding direct deposit. The $150 is considered interest and may be reportable for tax purposes. If account is closed within 6 months of opening, bonus will be deducted before account closing.

Cash Back

Open your Choice Checking account online and add direct deposit to get $150 bonus1.
Then, earn 2.00% APY3 on balances up to $15,000.

Open your Choice Checking account online and add direct deposit to get $150 bonus1. Then, get $0.25 cash back with every debit card transaction2.

Why Republic Bank of Chicago?


Great question. We're a family-owned bank, and we've been dedicated to serving our clients since our first branch opened on Chicago's southwest side in 1964. Over the years, we've expanded our financial services, reinvested in our communities, and have grown to 19 locations across Chicagoland.

We embrace our city's heritage of innovation, entrepreneurship, and hard work. We live where you live. We know who you know. Your neighbors are our neighbors. If you're in a jam and need unbiased advice, we've got your back.

We call Chicago home, and we're proud of that. But what we're most proud of is waking up every day to dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

Our point? You can count on Chicago's hardworking bank.

Choice Checking


With $150 bonus1
when you open online.

Plus, you can choose from Cash Back2 or 2.00% APY3.

2Minimum opening balance requirement is $25. This account receives eStatements only. Monthly maintenance fee of $5 waived with 15 debit card transactions per month. Debit Card Cash Back is limited to $25 per month or $300 per year. Only PIN, chip, or signature-based transactions qualify. Fees may reduce earnings.

Open your Choice Checking account online and add Direct Deposit to get $150 bonus1.
Then, get $0.25 cash back with every debit card transaction2.

NOTE: when you add direct deposit to your new Choice Checking account, be sure to use our exclusive Early Pay routing number: 071026385 to get your paycheck up to two days early!
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3Minimum opening balance requirement is $25. This account receives eStatements only. Monthly maintenance fee of $25 waived with 15 debit card transactions per month. Interest rate and Annual Percentage Yield (APY) may change without notice. Interest is compounded and credited monthly. If your account is closed before interest is credited, you will not receive accrued interest. If your daily balance is $0 to $15,000, the interest rate paid on this portion of the balance in your account will be 1.98%. The APY on this tier will be 2.00%. An interest rate of 0.00% will be paid on the portion of your balance that is greater than $15,000. The APY for this tier will be 0.00%. Fees may reduce earnings.

1Offer of $150 bonus is not available to existing Republic Bank of Chicago checking clients. Setup and complete a direct deposit to the checking account within 60 days of account opening to receive the $150 bonus. The $150 bonus will be deposited to your checking account 30 business days after adding direct deposit. The $150 is considered interest and may be reportable for tax purposes. If account is closed within 6 months of opening, bonus will be deducted before account closing.

Chicago's Hardworking Bank
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