Our Momentum

We Are A Bank With Momentum

We are growing. We have energy, ideas, and resources to make things happen.

We are a metropolitan Chicago-based bank with deep financial resources. We combine size and stability with quick response. We know this region like no one else. And we are committed to helping its communities, businesses, and families succeed like never before. With new technology, innovative products, and the close personal service that has been the hallmark of our organization for over seventy years.

Founded as Union National Bank and Trust of Joliet in the aftermath of the Great Depression, we have always been committed to treating the person in the overalls and the person in the business suit the same way. The idea of focusing on an individual's needs, regardless of their net worth, has proven to be extremely successful, not just the right thing to do.

Over the next 40 years, this modest bank in Joliet grew to a chain of 20 banks affiliated through their common ownership and strong values. In the early 1980's, a bold vision to unite this chain of 20 banks emerged and a new organization was created. First Midwest Bank.

We are now nearly 100 offices strong. Daily, we are meeting the needs of over 20,000 businesses and 500,000 consumers.

We are a bank with momentum. Want some?

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