Yearly Archives: 2023

What to Look for In A Commercial Banking Partner

As a business owner you are faced with numerous decisions each day that impact your bottom line, your employees and your clients. Whether you are just starting out, or you have an established mid-sized business, one of the most important choices you will make is the selection of a commercial banking partner that will help your business grow and mature. As you evaluate your options, think about what you value in a banking relationship. Are you seeking a true partner who can help guide your financial path? Is location important? What kinds of banking services are a priority for your business?

Five ways to help protect your business from check fraud

Check fraud continues to pose a significant threat to businesses of all sizes, and bad actors are getting more creative and aggressive. From check washing to email scams, these criminals have numerous tools to alter checks and it is imperative to have strategies in place to provide maximum protection.

Business Fraud Protection – Banking Best Practices

If your business has not yet been a victim of fraud, there is a high probability it will. According to the 2023 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey Report, 65% of organizations experienced payment fraud attacks/attempts in 2022. This holds true for all companies regardless of size or type, from large corporations with deep pockets to the smallest, least-prepared nonprofits.

Crain’s List Largest Banks

Signature Bank ranked #15 on Crain’s Chicago Business List of Largest Banks.  Signature Bank continues to focus exclusively on providing the best financial solutions with a relationship-based approach.

Signature Bank Statement

Rosemont, Illinois-based Signature Bank Chicago was founded in 2006 and is a privately owned commercial bank serving clients throughout the Midwest. Recent events within the banking industry have led to weakened financial positions and the failure of some banks. One of those closures occurred recently with a bank that has a name similar to ours – “Signature Bank New York”. Signature Bank Chicago is not affiliated with this bank in any way. Signature Bank Chicago is well-capitalized and positioned for success, coming off a record year in 2022. The most recent press release on our financial performance can be found at the link here.

There is much to look forward to as we enter our 18th year of serving our clients. As the dust settles on this current financial controversy, just know that Signature Bank Chicago continues our careful and deliberate approach to running our own business so that we can better serve yours! If economic conditions worsen and you have any concerns at all about Signature Bank Chicago or the health of the U.S. banking system, please call any one of our founders directly:

Mick O’Rourke: 773-575-4913
Bryan Duncan: 847-736-1117
Kevin Bastuga: 773-255-7834

Other ‘Signature’ and ‘Republic’ Banks Tackle Marketing Crisis

All banks and credit unions have struggled with public perceptions recently. But for a handful of institutions with ‘Signature’ or ‘Republic’ in their names, the failure of New York’s Signature Bank and the troubles at California’s First Republic Bank created some unique challenges.

Huey: “The unholy trinity of wealth destruction”

Two separate national news networks’ use of Signature Bank Illinois’ logo on stories featuring the woes of Signature Bank New York reflects the “unholy trinity of wealth destruction,” said Florida-based wealth advisor Patrick Huey.