• Marquette Bank Celebrates National Financial Literacy Month
    Neighborhood bank offers financial educational opportunities for customers and neighbors during Financial Literacy Month 

    Orland Park, IL (March 27, 2013) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, is doing its part in raising awareness of financial literacy by hosting seminars and offering personal financial reviews to local residents throughout the month of April in honor of National Financial Literacy Month.

    “Hosting financial literacy classes builds the foundation for our customers to begin their path towards healthy financial well-being,” Sandy Turner, Community Relations Officer, said. “It is Marquette Bank’s top priority to educate our neighbors in all aspects of financial literacy from managing their checkbook to owning their first home.”

    Through its commitment to financial literacy, the bank also partners with community institutions such as schools, churches, libraries and community organizations to offer free financial educational opportunities for local residents related to money management, savings, budgeting, retirement, estate planning and home financing.

    As part of the 2013 National Financial Literacy Month celebration, Marquette Bank is offering the following educational sessions:

    • Free Financial Seminar for Women: Women, Money and Power
      Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10 a.m.
      Oak Forest Branch (5700 W. 159th St.)
      Call 1-708-342-8404 to register

       
    • Good Start Finance Class
      Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
      Summit Branch (7447 W. 63rd St.)
      Call 1-773-918-4624 to register

       
    • Free Mortgage Seminar
      Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5 p.m.
      Bridgeport Branch (615 W. 31st St.)
      Call 1-312-674-2404 to register

     

    Marquette Bank is also offering local residents the opportunity to set up free consultations with professional financial advisors to discuss personal financial planning. Specific topics include:

    • Savings and Monthly Budget Planning
    • College Savings Planning
    • Saving for a Home, Refinance Evaluations or Home Financing Reviews
    • Retirement Check-up and Planning
    • Estate Plan Review
    • Complete Financial Reviews

     

    Additionally, Marquette Bank is offering classes on money saving tips and personal finance to college bound seniors at any of the 53 area high schools selected as participants of the Marquette Bank Education Foundation.

    For more information on how to participate in the bank’s National Financial Literacy Month activities, please call 1-888-254-9500.

     

    About National Financial Literacy Month:

    Officially recognized by Congress in 2004, National Financial Literacy Month is dedicated to educating Americans on money management and promoting healthy financial habits. The campaign is a nationwide effort supported by financial institutions, companies, nonprofits and government agencies. Money Management International created FinancialLiteracyMonth.com. For more information on all the tools available to you regarding your financial well-being, please visit www.financialliteracymonth.com
       

     

    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally owned and operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, home financing, trust services and business banking. Marquette Bank has a lending portfolio of almost $1 billion in Chicagoland and offers home mortgages, multifamily lending, commercial mortgages, lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Marquette Bank regularly offers free financial literacy and education seminars, workshops and classes to customers, schools, senior groups, community organizations and local residents including personal financial and home buyer education classes. Marquette Bank has 23 retail branches located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank provides customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.

    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.