Financial Services


A Financial Services Mecca

Ranked first in the nation for number of domestic banks and bank holding companies, Illinois is among the foremost financial services locations.

Many of the world’s top financial institutions are headquartered in Chicago, where they sit side-by-side with fast-growing startups and three of the world’s top international exchanges—Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Stock Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the world’s largest futures exchange.

As a result, Chicago hosts more than 50 percent of exchange-based derivatives trading in North America and accounts for 18 percent of the world’s global derivatives trading market—double that of New York.

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for State-Chartered Banks
325 Illinois Banks
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of the World’s Top International Exchanges
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for Access to Capital
CNBC’s Best States for Business 2017
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for Technology & Innovation
CNBC’s Best States for Business 2017
Largest Employers Based on Employment


Recent Announcements
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May 15, 2017

MetLife to Reopen Freeport Insurance Center and Add 150 Jobs

MetLife to Reopen Freeport Insurance Center and Add 150 Jobs FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — MetLife Home & Auto will reopen the downtown Freeport facility it closed three years ago and add 150 jobs over the next three years. The Journal-Standard in Freeport (http://bit.ly/2q6YEIH ) reports that officials told MetLife’s approximately 200 existing employees the news […]