101 Top Illinois Banking Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Banking companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Banking industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Banking Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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Amount

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Amount is a digital technology company that accelerates digital transformation for financial institutions.

Monroe Capital

Monroe Capital

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Monroe Capital is a provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle market companies in the U.S. and Canada

Monroe Capital

GTreasury

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Fully integrated cash and risk management solution to streamline processes and take your treasury functions from operational to strategic

Monroe Capital

GCM Grosvenor

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GCM Grosvenor is an investment management firm that specializes in hedge funds, private equity, real estate and infrastructure investments.

Monroe Capital

Bridge

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The path towards upward economic mobility.

Monroe Capital

Old Second National Bank

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Old Second National Bank is a national banking organization that provides commercial, treasury management and retail banking services.

Monroe Capital

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust

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First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust is a financial services company.

Monroe Capital

Renovo Financial

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Renovo is the premier provider of financial and strategic support for real estate investors

Monroe Capital

PEAK6 Investments LLC

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Peak6 Investments operates as an investment management firm.

Monroe Capital

Heartland Bank and Trust

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Heartland Bank and Trust is a banking firm offering housing lending services.

Monroe Capital

The Federal Savings Bank

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The Federal Savings Bank

Monroe Capital

MB Financial

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MB Financial was founded in 1911

Monroe Capital

Midland States Bank

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Midland States Bank is a community-based financial holding company offering a full range of banking services and products.

Monroe Capital

Allstate

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Allsta is one of the largest U.S. property-casualty insurers.

Monroe Capital

Fortress Bank

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Fortress Bank opened its doors as a commercial bank. It provides financial services.

Monroe Capital

Parkway Bank & Trust Company

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Parkway Bank & Trust company-owned and operated financial institution that offers customer service, financial products, and services.

Monroe Capital

Prairie Capital Advisors

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Prairie Capital Advisors is an investment banking company that offers investment banking, esop advisory services.

Monroe Capital

Park Ridge Community Bank

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Park Ridge Community Bank is a provider of business and personal banking services for its communities and customers.

Monroe Capital

HBT Financial

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HBT Financial a community-based financial holding and is the parent company of Heartland Bank and Trust Company and State Bank of Lincoln.

Monroe Capital

Belmont Financial Group

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Belmont Financial Group is part of the banks & credit unions industry.

Monroe Capital

Citadel Securities

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Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker across a broad array of fixed income and equity securities.

Monroe Capital

Northern Trust

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Northern Trust is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking.

Monroe Capital

The First National Bank of Ottawa

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The First National Bank of Ottawa is a bank that provides cash management, and reinvestment services.

Monroe Capital

HSBC Bank

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HSBC Bank provides various banking and financial services worldwide.

Monroe Capital

Republic Bank Of Chicago

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Republic Bank Of Chicago is a bank offering financial products and services in the Chicagoland.

Monroe Capital

Franklin Financial Services

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Franklin Financial Services is a holding company that involves in financial services and offers traditional banking services.

Monroe Capital

Signature Bancorporation

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Signature Bancorporation is a commercial banking company

Monroe Capital

Dieterich Bank

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Dieterich Bank provides banking and financial services to local farmers, merchants, and people.

Monroe Capital

Holcomb Bank

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Holcomb Bank is a locally-owned and full-service community bank.

Monroe Capital

Akouba

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Akouba is a the first SAAS platform to provide community and regional banks with an online, end-to-end, small business lending solution.

Monroe Capital

Discover Financial Services

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Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company.

Monroe Capital

Accuity

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Accuity offers a suite of innovative solutions for payments and compliance professionals.

Monroe Capital

West Town Bancorp

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West Town Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for West Town Savings Bank

Monroe Capital

Merchants and Manufacturers Bank

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Merchants and Manufacturers Bank offers a wide variety of products and services designed to help small and mid-size businesses.

Monroe Capital

Southern Illinois Bank

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Southern Illinois Bank offers financial services and banking products.

Monroe Capital

First Community Financial Bank

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First Community Financial Bank specializes in providing banking services.

Monroe Capital

First Robinson Financial Corp

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First Robinson Savings Bank, an independent, locally-owned community bank, provides technology services such as online banking and more.

Monroe Capital

Hilco Global

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Hilco Global is an international financial services company.

Monroe Capital

Lincoln International

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Lincoln International specializes in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, valuations, fairness opinions and jv advisory services.

Monroe Capital

Bank of Belleville

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Bank of Belleville is a customer-focused, locally-managed community bank that offers clients services for personal and commercial banking.

Monroe Capital

GS Bank

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An FDIC-insured, Internet-based savings bank.

Monroe Capital

CNB Bank Shares

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CNB Bank Shares is a Commercial Banking company.

Monroe Capital

Alphacuity

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Alphacuity is a financial technology company,

Monroe Capital

First Community Bank and Trust

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First Community Bank and Trust is offer traditional community banking services, including mortgage, consumer, and commercial lending.

Monroe Capital

Bridge Financial Technology

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Bridge is using software to change the way financial advisors run their businesses and interact with clients.

Monroe Capital

Illinois National Bank

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Illinois National Bank is a community bank based in Illinois.

Monroe Capital

Allied First Bank

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Oswego’s only true community bank.

Monroe Capital

Byline Bank

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Byline Bank provides personal banking and business banking services.

Monroe Capital

Alyeska Investment Group

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Alyeska Investment Group is a large advisory firm.

Monroe Capital

Dovenmuehle Mortgage

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Provides a complete, private label mortgage subservicing program for commercial banks.

Monroe Capital

Golden Eagle Community Bank

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Golden Eagle Community Bank offers personal banking products and services, such as checking and savings, money market, and health savings.

Monroe Capital

InvestorTech

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InvestorTech creates opportunities for those in the investment community.

Monroe Capital

Davinci Payments

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Davinci Payments facilitate virtual and physical payments that work harder for brands and the companies that service them.

Monroe Capital

Heartland Bancorp

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Heartland Bancorp is a privately held bank holding company, based in Bloomington, Illinois.

Monroe Capital

Goldstone Financial Group

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Goldstone Financial Group offers financial products, services and reviews that help people protect their financial goals by investment.

Monroe Capital

NetCredit

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NetCredit is a personal loans banking company located in Chicago.

Monroe Capital

Ziegler

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Ziegler is a full-service, specialty investment firm and broker-dealer. We provide investment banking, sales & trading.

Monroe Capital

First Busey Corporation

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A premier provider of financial services.

Monroe Capital

Campus Pointe Apartments

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Campus Pointe Apartments is an actual estate association that provides the rental to students on rent.

Monroe Capital

South Porte Bank

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South Porte Bank is a state-chartered full-service bank that accepts deposits, makes loans, and provides other services for the public.

Monroe Capital

Rothschild Investment Corporation

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Rothschild Investment Corporation is a financial services company offering investment advisory, equity, and income consultancy services.

Monroe Capital

finEngine, Inc.

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finEngine is a financial services company specializing in the capital market, commission management, and equity trading services.

Monroe Capital

Opportunity International

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Opportunity International is a banking technologies firm that offers small business loans, savings, insurance, and training.

Monroe Capital

finnova

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Finnova is a leading provider of banking software in the Swiss financial centre.

Monroe Capital

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is a financial institute that provides various financial services.

Monroe Capital

TransMarket Group LLC

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Founded in 1980 as Aardvark Financial, TransMarket Group L.L.C.(“TMG”) is a global markets principal trading firm.

Monroe Capital

Neuberger Berman Loan Advisers Holdings

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Neuberger Berman Loan Advisers Holdings is a data researcher with qualitative and quantitative investment research.

Monroe Capital

KAOSHI

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We build financial technologies that enable banks and financial institutions offer bespoke financial services to immigrants in the diaspora.

Monroe Capital

PlayMe

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Real money photo competitions on the PlayMe app. Users can play head-to-head for real cash prizes & cash out to their bank accounts.

Monroe Capital

Broadwind Energy

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Their recently completed Recapitalization represents a major milestone in our overall plan to produce profitable growth for our investors.

Monroe Capital

CIBC Bank

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CIBC U.S. provides tailored commercial, wealth management, personal, and small business financial solutions.

Monroe Capital

First Tennessee Bank

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A premier financial services company

Monroe Capital

Nadex

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North American Derivatives Exchange

Monroe Capital

Windsor Advantage

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Windsor Advantage provides banks and credit unions with a comprehensive outsourced SBA and USDA lending platform.

Monroe Capital

BCU

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BCU offers banking, checking, savings, investment, credit cards, financial, business and digital banking services.

Monroe Capital

Buena Vista Bancorp

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Buena Vista Bancorp is a provider of commercial banking services.

Monroe Capital

Orchid Financial Bancorp

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Orchid Financial Bancorp is a bank holding company owning or controlling one or more banks.

Monroe Capital

Metropolitan Capital

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Metropolitan Capital is a Universal Bank targeting entrepreneurs and the businesses they own and operate.

Monroe Capital

Van Ru Credit Corporation

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Van Ru Credit Corporation is a financial services company in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Monroe Capital

SA Capital Partners

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SA Capital Partners is a cutting-edge financial services corporation specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

Monroe Capital

MyCFO

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MyCFO offers wealth and financial solutions to highly endowed individuals, families and corporations.

Monroe Capital

BankFinancial

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BankFinancial is a bank that provides banking, trust, and investment services.

Monroe Capital

Bank One

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Bank One is a Chicago-based multibank holding company providing many banking and financial services.

Monroe Capital

Casey Research

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Casey Research offers in-class investment research services to investors in a range of sectors.

Monroe Capital

Conlon & Co

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Conlon & Co is a merchant bank that focuses on real estate and operating at the intersection of capital and advisory.

Monroe Capital

RedRidge Finance Group

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RedRidge Finance Group is a financial services company specializing in direct investment and due diligence services.

Monroe Capital

Seed Futures LLC

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Subsidiary of Seed CX Ltd.

Monroe Capital

Promus Capital

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Promus Capital is a multi-family office investment firm.

Monroe Capital

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

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Chicago-based financial institution offering banking services to residents in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Monroe Capital

First Women’s Bank

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First Women’s Bank is first-of-its-kind platform designed to connect small businesses with innovative capital solutions.

Monroe Capital

Headway Capital

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Headway Capital’s mission is to provide access to the credit you need to run your business.

Monroe Capital

Beacon Funding

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Equipment Financing and Leasing Solutions

Monroe Capital

QCR Holdings

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QCR Holdings, Inc. will be the premier provider of financial services to businesses and individuals for whom relationships matter

Monroe Capital

Healthios Capital Markets

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Boutique investment bank dedicated exclusively to the global healthcare industry.

Monroe Capital

PrivateBancorp

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PrivateBancorp as a Delaware corporation in 1989 to provide highly personalized financial services.

Monroe Capital

Town and Country Bank

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Town and Country Bank is a banking institution headquartered in Illinois.

Monroe Capital

Wintrust Mortgage

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Wintrust Mortgage is a financial service providing firm.

Monroe Capital

Devon Bank

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Devon Bank is a full service community bank offering business and personal banking, commercial, real estate and mortgage loans.

Monroe Capital

Centrue Financial

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Centrue Financial is a bank holding company that offers a variety of financial services through its subsidiaries.

Monroe Capital

* Bank & Trust Company

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Bank & Trust Company is a financial services company that specializes in commercial lending and wealth management services.

Monroe Capital

Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation

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Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation is a financial services company that provides banking and home loan services.

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