• Marquette Bank's FirstMarq Teen Checking Account Nationally Recognized by NerdWallet
    Neighborhood bank's teen checking account was recommended in NerdWallet's 2013 national review of teen checking options

    Orland Park, IL (March 15, 2013) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, was recently acclaimed by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, for its FirstMarq teen checking account in its annual national independent review of teen checking accounts. FirstMarq was featured in the top 10 list and was the only teen account selected from Illinois.

    “Marquette Bank is committed to helping customers make smarter decisions when it comes to money and we pride ourselves on helping teach children and teenagers the importance of smart money management ,” Colleen Marszalek, Director of Retail Products said. “We are honored NerdWallet chose FirstMarq for its list of recommended teen checking accounts.”

    FirstMarq launched in 2008 and features all of the options tech-savvy teens want, including: mobile banking, online banking, online statements, online bill payment, check images, email notifications and text alerts. The account comes with a free first order of checks and access to over 50,000 free ATMs through the Allpoint surcharge-free ATM network. FirstMarq also includes automatic enrollment in FunRewards, Marquette Bank’s banking reward program, which gives teens points for everyday banking and are redeemable for gift cards. If teens bring in their most recent report card at the account opening, they receive $5 in gift cards for each ‘A’ earned in school.

    Marquette Bank regularly performs financial outreach at local high schools and conducts financial education classes. Banking and managing a checking account are both topics covered in the classes. The bank has developed a helpful pamphlet geared towards teens and explains how to write a check and includes other information about banking and managing money. For more information about the FirstMarq teen checking account or information on hosting a financial education class at your high school, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit: www.emarquettebank.com.

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    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.