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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.

2022 Your Smart Money Resource Guides – FREE Download


Haga clic aquí para ver esto en español Every year, Bank On Greater Milwaukee updates and publishes this Resource Guide for Milwaukee-area residents and service providers, and distributes it throughout the community. It is available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded below as the full guide or by topic. If you would like

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BOGM Celebrates 2-Years & 2021 Coalition Champions


MILWAUKEE, WI – Bank On Greater Milwaukee (BOGM) celebrated their two-year anniversary with a virtual awards ceremony that recognized six local entities for their efforts to improve the overall financial health of the Milwaukee community. A program of the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA), Bank On Greater Milwaukee belongs to a nation-wide network of

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Bank On Greater Milwaukee Welcomes Four New Accounts to Bank On Movement


MILWAUKEE, WI – Accounts at Equitable Bank, First Federal Bank, PNC Bank, and Summit Credit Union have been officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting the 2021-2022 Bank On National Account Standards (NAS), bringing the number of NAS certified accounts in the Milwaukee area to eleven. The national safe account standards, co-created by consumer advocates,

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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.
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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Acts Housing

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Associated Bank

Bank Five Nine*

BMO Harris Bank*

C.H.A.N.G.E. U

Chase Bank*

CIBC*

CLIMB USA

COA Youth & Family Center

Community Warehouse (Partners In Hope)

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Milwaukee

Economics Wisconsin

Educators Credit Union

FDIC Milwaukee Field Office

First Federal of Wisconsin*

Fund My Future Milwaukee

Greater Milwaukee Urban League

Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership

Innovative Employment Solutions

JobsWork MKE

Journey House

Lad Lake

Lutheran Social Services

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee Public Library

National Disability Institute

New Concept Self Development Center

Old National Bank*

PNC Bank*

Riverworks Financial Clinic

SecureFutures

Self-Help Federal Credit Union

Social Development Commission

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Summit Credit Union*

The Equitable Bank*

The Joseph Project

TMG Wisconsin

Tri City National Bank

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Co

U.S. Bank*

Urban Economic Development Association of WI

UW Credit Union*

UW-Madison Division of Extension

WaterStone Bank*

Wells Fargo*

Wisconsin Bankers Association

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.

Word of Hope Ministries

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

*Indicates financial institutions with NAS certified accounts.