One Summer Chicago Banking Coalition

Safe, Affordable Banking Options

The One Summer Chicago Banking Coalition is a group of 16 financial institutions that offer banking options for One Summer Chicago youth participants with no overdraft, no fees, and low minimums.

Many of the participating financial institutions offer account opening online or through a remote opening process in response to COVID-19. Use the links below to visit each financial institution’s website and apply.

Online account opening is often limited to those 18 and over OR those with a  custodian and may require a deposit, but please check with each  financial institution for details.

Due to COVID-19, many financial institutions still may have limited hours or may be taking appointments at their branches. Please check with each financial institution you would like to visit for up-to-date details via the links below.

When opening an account online or in person, be sure to ask for a One Summer Chicago Banking Coalition account.

This information is provided for educational purposes only. If you are under 18, always get permission from a parent or guardian before contacting or visiting any retailer, organization or financial institution.

Partner Banks

Non-Custodial Account Options:

Non-custodial Options = Options for One Summer Chicago youth under 18 to open their own account. Be sure to ask for a One Summer Banking Coalition account. Ages vary from 14-16 to open. This information is provided for educational purposes only. If you are under 18, always get permission from a parent or guardian before contacting or visiting any retailer, organization or financial institution. See list below:

  • Associated Bank (with permission slip)
  • Bank of America
  • First Midwest Bank 
  • First Savings Bank of Hegewisch
  • Great Lakes Credit Union*
  • Huntington Bank
  • Marquette Bank
  • NuMark Credit Union
  • Republic Bank
  • Wintrust Bank*

* These institutions have an online option for non-custodial accounts. Use the “Contact Us” feature in the toolbar to request a referral. 

Financial Institutions that Accept Alternatives to State IDs:

Great Lakes Credit Union (City Key ID)

(Please see your One Summer Chicago supervisor and/or contact us using the “Contact Us” form in the toolbar if you need a referral to limited additional options that accept an alternate ID for youth under 18.)

(Most banks accept a Matricula Card and ITIN)

When opening an account online or in person, be sure to ask for a One Summer Banking Coalition account!

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