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First Eagle Bank of Illinois is an independent full service bank serving the needs of the community with two bank branch locations. The bank’s two locations are in Chicago and one in Hanover Park, Illinois. The bank was founded in 1985. As of September 30, 2008 the bank had assets of $329,114,016.00, deposits of $290,227,538.00
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The November 23rd, 2008 weekend edition of the Charlotte Observer holds this ad from First Trust Bank. The First Trust Bank copy reads, “Strength, Experience, Understanding “. Along with the advertisements information regarding the financial strength of First Trust, the ad promotes the banks 7 month term CD. The CD is offered with an interest
Some banks offer special promotions or discounts for students and senior citizens on checking acounts and to a lesser extent on bank CDs. Compare checking account offers and ask your financial institution if they have special offers, often the value of these discounts and promotions are worth switching bank accounts.
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Now, Brannen Bank has grown and expanded to twelve bank branches
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The formulation and issuance by authorized agencies of specific rules or regulations, under governing law, for the conduct and structure of banking.