Equifax Data Breach

September 8, 2017

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, recently announced that its computer systems had been breached by hackers earlier this summer.

Records of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers have been compromised, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, drivers' license numbers. Additionally, credit card numbers for over 200,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed.

Equifax has created a website with information regarding this breach: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Please read and understand the terms of the credit monitoring services being offered by Equifax before registering.

The FTC has also provided additional information on "What to Do" which can be found here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do.

CIBM named Finastra Game Changer for 2017

September 8, 2017

Leading fintech company Finastra named CIBM Bank as its 2017 Game Changer, a client providing thought-leadership and insights in the financial services lending space. Finastra interviewed key team members of CIBM Bank, capturing attributes along with goals of the organization in this video. Accompanying the Game Changer recognition was the opportunity for the bank to direct a generous $10,000 donation from Finastra to the charity of its choice. CIBM Bank has chosen Ronald McDonald House Charities - Eastern Wisconsin to be the recipient.

Same day payments Coming Soon

September 5, 2017

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, the times certain electronic debit payments are applied to your account will change. Payments made to vendors or merchants utilizing this option may impact your account on the day they are processed. For more information please contact your local branch. Please click Here for more information.

Tax Forms are now available through Online Banking

November 29, 2016

Follow these 6 steps to enroll.

  1. Login to Online Banking
  2. Select the eStatements tab
  3. Select Sign Up/Changes
  4. Open the “+” next to each account enrolled to see available document types
  5. Check the box next to the tax form you wish to receive electronically
  6. Select Save Settings at the bottom of the screen

Cybersecurity Awareness Week

March 9, 2016

The FDIC has released a guide to safe online banking that features precautions to take at home and when banking remotely (using laptop computers, smartphones and other mobile devices). They include tips and information for parents and guardians wanting to protect their children from online fraud and identity theft, and for small businesses needing to secure their computer systems and data. You’ll also learn about what Central Illinois Bank and bank regulators are doing to protect your money.

A Bank Customer's Guide to Cybersecurity

FDIC Consumer News, Special Edition - Winter 2016


CIBM Bank names new Chairman, and President & CEO

November 17, 2015

Bank holding company CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQB: CIBH) announced today that it has accepted a notice of retirement from Mr. John P. Hickey, Jr. as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Boards of CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, CIBM Bank, effective October 31, 2015. Mr. Hickey has agreed to remain a member of the Boards of Directors of both entities.

Mr. Mark A. Elste, a member of both Boards of Directors since 2011, has been elected to replace Mr. Hickey as Chairman of the Boards.

Mr. J. Brian Chaffin has been named to succeed Mr. Hickey as President and CEO of both CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. and CIBM Bank and has been appointed to the Boards of Directors of both entities.

Full Press Release


Attention Android Mobile Banking Users – Download the Updated Application

August 12, 2015

Attention Android Mobile Banking Users – Download the Updated Application If you are currently using our mobile banking application for Android, please visit the Google Play store to download the updated version. The updated version will help you utilize all that mobile banking has to offer. The new version also provides a fix for issues with the account transfer functionality. This requires a new download, not an automatic update and can be downloaded here. If you are currently not enrolled in mobile banking, please speak with your local Personal Banker to sign up today.


New resource for ID theft victims

May 21, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission has announced the launch of a new website, IdentityTheft.gov, a resource that makes it easier for victims to report and recover from identity theft. The new website provides an interactive checklist that walks people through the recovery process and helps them understand which recovery steps should be taken upon learning their identity has been stolen. It also provides sample letters, specialized tips for specific forms of identity theft, and advice for people who have been notified that their personal information was exposed in a data breach. A Spanish version of the site is also available.

Visit our fraud prevention information page for more resources.


CIBM Bank Opens Doors of New Branch in Wheaton, Illinois

May 18, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Today, CIBM Bank proudly opens the doors of its newest branch location at 330 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100, Wheaton, Illinois. The full-service branch operates under the name of "Avenue Bank, a branch of CIBM Bank."

"We are excited to build upon the strong relationships our Avenue Mortgage division has developed in the Chicagoland market and look forward to serving the Wheaton community with our full array of personal banking, corporate banking and treasury management services," said Mr. John Hickey, CIBM Bank's President and CEO. "We're pleased that Bill Mucker has accepted the role of Branch Manager at the Wheaton office. Bill has more than 25 years banking experience in the Chicagoland market and has most recently worked in the Wheaton, Naperville and Downers Grove areas. Bill is a solid addition to CIBM Bank as the leader of our Wheaton team."

CIBM Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. that operates as "Marine Bank" in its Indiana and Wisconsin markets, "Central Illinois Bank" in its central Illinois market, and "Avenue Bank" in its Chicagoland market. The Avenue Mortgage division, located in Naperville, Illinois serves all CIBM Bank markets. To view employment openings visit www.cibmcareers.com. Equal housing lender. Member FDIC.


Building Brighter Tomorrows

April 3, 2015

Bank volunteers recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County to build a home in our community! Visit our Facebook Page to see the volunteers in action.


Danville Home Show

March 6, 2015

Danville Neighbors: Stop by our booth during AMBUCS Home & Living Expo at the Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main Street, Saturday March 7, 10am to 6pm and Sunday March 8, Noon to 5pm. Free admission. This annual event brings the community and local businesses together with over 75 exhibitors, stage acts and giveaways; and benefits Danville AMBUCS, helping to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities, especially children.


Employee Spotlight

January 28, 2015
Lucas Matthews, Teller (Champaign, IL)

"I’m a Monticello H.S. graduate and have attended Parkland College. I have been with Central Illinois Bank for nearly two years. I began my career starting at our Urbana branch as a part-time teller. My career has advanced, and I have become a full-time teller at our Champaign (Kirby & Duncan) location this past year. It is exciting to grow within the company and I enjoy my time here. While not at work, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, especially my new puppy Bella. I’m looking forward to my future here with Central Illinois Bank!"


Employee Spotlight

January 6, 2015
Chrissy Huette, Personal Banker (Bloomington, IL)

Please welcome, Chrissy Huette to the Bloomington Branch. Chrissy, a former Teller Supervisor, at our Peoria branch joins the Bloomington team as a Personal Banker. While her customers and colleagues at the Peoria branch will miss her, we are excited about her promotion and the opportunity for her growth within the organization. Congratulations, Chrissy! Welcome to the Bloomington team!


Toys for Tots

December 8, 2014

Central Illinois Bank is proud to once again sponsor the Toys for Tots program. New and unwrapped toys may be dropped off at any one of our Champaign or Urbana locations.


Employee Spotlight

November 13, 2014
Mikeleen Means, Branch Manager (Bloomington, IL)

Mikeleen is a Central Illinois native, calling the Bloomington/Normal community home for the last twenty-five years. Raising four children here, she knows the importance of giving back to the community and has been involved with multiple boards and committees. As a thirty year banking veteran, she has worked as a Data Processing Managers Assistant, Loan Processor, Merchant Card Product Manager, Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President.

"I love serving others and banking gives me the satisfaction of helping both individuals and businesses meet their financial goals!"


Welcome

November 10, 2014

Please join us in welcoming James P. Mullaney to our team as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking in metropolitan Chicago, IL. Jim has 25 years of experience in banking in the greater Chicago area. He will focus on developing commercial business relationships working from CIBM Bank’s loan production office in Naperville, Illinois.

This represents our return to the Greater Chicago Market in Corporate Banking in a very methodical and strategic manner. Jim has the skills and experience to develop new commercial business in a very safe manner and work closely with our Avenue Mortgage team in leveraging their base of business clients.


Website Maintenance

August 19, 2014

Due to significant improvements we will be making to our infrastructure, our websites will be unavailable beginning at noon on August 30, 2014 until approximately noon on September 1, 2014. You will experience the same high level of service after these improvements have taken place. We apologize for this inconvenience. You may login to your online banking by our direct web address www.netteller.com/centralillinoisbank.com. Please save this web address as a favorite or bookmark.


HSA's on the Rise

August 1, 2014

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were established in 2003 so that individuals covered by high-deductible health plans could receive tax-preferred treatment of money saved for medical expenses. Generally, an adult who is covered by a high-deductible health plan (and has no other first-dollar coverage) may establish an HSA. Health Savings Accounts differ from Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs). They are owned by the individual and funds roll over year to year if not spent. HSAs may currently be used to pay for qualified medical expenses.

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, the number of businesses offering HSAs has risen dramatically recently. For more information visit: http://www.shrm.org

As a business owner, a high deductible health plan may be right for your company. Health Savings Accounts can be a great addition to your company’s benefit package as they can be a good way for you and your employees to supplement that higher deductible.

As an individual participating in a high deductible health plan, whether you are planning ahead to pay for unexpected medical expenses or strategizing to offset your high deductible, a HSA could help you save money.


Local Spotlight

August 1, 2014

The Taste of Champaign-Urbana will feature food from Champaign-Urbana’s best restaurants and craft beers from local breweries. Visit the event to discover new food and drink while enjoying great music and entertainment.

Visit the Champaign Park District for more information about this awesome community event. We look forward to seeing you on August 15th and 16th at West Side Park!