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.

10 Tips to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month and #MSWIWeek

April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to focus on the importance of financial education and the role it plays in creating a more financially secure future for individuals and

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2023 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

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Bank On Advocacy Map: Tool to Fight Inequity

In 2022, Bank On Greater Milwaukee launched the Advocacy Map to advocate for banking expansion and to improve access to banking in the City of Milwaukee. The Advocacy Map is

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Unbanked Households

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

Over 50 million adults are underbanked nationwide, relying on some fringe financial services.
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.

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.

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


Acts Housing

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Associated Bank

Bank Five Nine*

BMO Harris Bank*

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

Chase Bank*



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

IES Institute

JobsWork MKE

Johnson Financial Group*

Journey House

Lad Lake

Lutheran Social Services

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee Public Library

National Disability Institute

New Concept Self Development Center

Northwest Side CDC

Old National Bank*

PNC Bank*

Peoples State Bank*

Riverworks Financial Clinic


Self-Help Federal Credit Union

Social Development Commission

Sojourner Family Peace Center

St. Charles Youth & Family Centers

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*

Wintrust Community Bank*

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.