Empowering ideas that build communities

Community investment takes more than finances. We strive to build your financial capabilities whether you’re running a business or growing a nest egg.

Our personalized approach avoids the pitfalls of making decisions purely on numbers. Your goals, situation, and spirit for success fuel our eagerness to help you live a happy and secure life.


8 Back-to-School Savings Hacks for Parents

Next to holiday gift shopping, American parents spend more money on back-to-school shopping than any other seasonal event. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school report, families routinely spend over $600 come August and September—even though about half of Americans have less than that in a savings account.

Learn how parents can spend within their means while providing everything they can for their children’s education.


Crain’s Chicago Business: “A Renewed Chatham?”

Earlier this summer, local officials kicked off the Greater Chatham Initiative, a multi-year, $1.5 million-plus campaign to restore Chatham, spearheaded by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL, 1st District). The Initiative, led by executive director and Chatham native Nedra Fears, will focus on workforce development and real estate development.

How will the Initiative improve Chatham?

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CDFI Fund Announces First-Ever Bank Enterprise Award for Urban Partnership Bank

Urban Partnership Bank has been selected by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) to receive a 2013 Bank Enterprise Award (BEA), an award which will be used to make loans to help support small businesses and affordable housing opportunities in our communities.   


Urban Partnership Bank launches 2016 Capital Raise

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Urban Partnership Bank (UPB, www.upbnk.com) announced today the launch of its 2016 capital raise. The Bank, which was formed in August 2010 to acquire from the FDIC approximately $1.3 billion in assets of the failed ShoreBank, is seeking to augment its equity capital base in order to continue its lending in low- and moderate- income inner city minority neighborhoods in Chicago and Detroit.

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Understanding Deposit Insurance

Urban Partnership Bank wants to ensure that all of our customers are aware and understand the terms of FDIC "insured" deposits. The FDIC released an updated version of their Guide to Deposit Insurance. Please click here to be linked to the resources available directly from the FDIC. 


Consumer Cyber-Security 2016

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been publishing FDIC Consumer News quarterly since 1993 to help people protect their money, including tips in practically every issue about how to avoid financial fraud and theft.  A lot has changed over the years, especially consumers’ increased reliance on computers and the Internet — the “cyber” world — for everything from shopping and communicating to banking and bill paying.

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- William Farrow
President and CEO, Urban Partnership Bank