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Building stronger financial futures for Greater Milwaukee residents

Affordable financial products and services.
Bank On Greater Milwaukee is a collaboration between financial institutions, community-based organizations and local government to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to be financially healthy. Together, we are working to connect people to safe, affordable, and certified banking accounts. Our members also offer services and educational resources that help empower people and families to improve their financial capability, health and independence.

Economic Impact Payment – What You Need To Know


Make sure you are up to date on your taxes to receive stimulus checks quickly and securely. Check out our Accounts information page for information on how to open a bank account. What You Need To Know The IRS will use 2019 taxpayer forms to determine how much a person’s check should be and where

Bank On Accounts offer secure place to deposit stimulus payments


Bank On Greater Milwaukee is encouraging Milwaukee-area residents to open a Bank On certified account to have a safe place to deposit stimulus payments, unemployment incomes and tax refunds. Account holders can access mobile banking, direct deposit, bill pay, ATM’s and more through area banks and credit unions they are already familiar with. See account

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


NOTE – ALL VITA SITES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. However, the IRS filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. There are three organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area that operate VITA sites where qualified individuals can can receive free help with filling out and filing their personal incomes taxes. The VITA

40,000
Unbanked Households

Nearly 11% of Milwaukee residents are unbanked.
20%
Underbanked Households Nationwide

Over 50 million adults are underbanked nationwide, relying on some fringe financial services.
$40K
Unbanked cost per family

Being unbanked can cost $40K over a lifetime due to use of costly alternative financial services for routine financial transactions
Our Coalition
Join us in connecting Greater Milwaukee residents to better banking products and making our community a safer, more accessible place to bank.
Bank On Greater Milwaukee coalition members are working together to ensure that all households have access to safe and affordable bank accounts that meet their needs, allows them to increase assets, and strengthen their financial stability.
Our Partners

BMO Harris Bank

Chase

CIBC

City of Maulwaukee

Educators Credit Union

Fund My Future Milwaukee

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Landmark Credit Union

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee JobsWork

Mitchell Bank

Old National Bank

Riverworks Development Corporation

SecureFutures

Social Development Commission

U.S. Bank

Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin

Wells Fargo

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

BANK ON CERTIFIED ACCOUNTS ARE…
Safe

These accounts do not allow overdraft or non-sufficient funds fees, so you’ll never be hit with a surprise fee.
Low Cost

Certified accounts are $5 or less per month, with no unpredictable fees.
Functional

Certified accounts always allow free deposits, free withdrawals, and free bill payments.

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