Burling Bank

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Bank on a warmer relationship and stay cozy with online and mobile banking!

Despite the frigid temps, Burling Bank will be open regular business hours today, full of warm smiles from our dedicated staff. Call or email if you need us!

Happy Holidays from Burling Bank

Please note our Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th – Close at 1:00pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31st – Close at 2:00pm
New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 – Closed

Burling Backs Local Businesses, From Artists to Entrepreneurs

Only five of the 76 banks with a branch or office in Chicago put 100% of their deposits to work in Chicago and invest 85 percent or more of their total money back into the local economy. Burling Bank is one of those banks.

In our latest Burling Real Economy Impact Report produced in collaboration with the local startup Mighty, we dig deeper into these statistics. We show how your choice to bank with Burling creates a real positive impact in Chicago’s economy.

We also look at the human side of these investments through interviews with two local entrepreneurs who bank with Burling: BridgeFT Co-founder and CEO Rasheed Hammouda and AW Studio Owner Amanda Williams. We encourage you to read the full report to learn more about how your money is helping to improve Chicago’s small business and cultural landscape.

Enjoy Better Online and Mobile Banking With Burling Today!

Burling Bank has recently upgraded our online and mobile banking system. Managing your money is now simpler than ever, wherever you are. If you haven’t already, please enroll in the new system. It’s easy: Just download our new online banking app by logging in at www.burlingbank.com, then follow the enrollment instructions.

Mobile banking users can also download the new mobile banking app from the App Store or Google Play. As we shift to the new system, current users will default to a single sign-on entity, with sub-users no longer available. Business users with more robust needs may enroll in our new online business banking platform to control these user preferences and take advantage of several other feature enhancements.

To learn more about the expanded features at your disposal — including Notifi, a real-time alert program that helps you track account activity — we’ve launched a new Resource Center. You’ll find helpful videos there that walk you through all the time-saving and productivity-enhancing features of Burling’s new online banking, mobile banking and bill pay services.

New Online & Mobile Banking System. New Resources.

Thank you for enrolling in our new online and mobile banking system!  We now offer more services to make managing your money easier than ever before, no matter where you are.

We’ve also launched a new Resource Center to help you make the most of your online and mobile banking experience. You’ll find helpful video tutorials that show you how to maximize the benefit of these services–from Online Bill Pay to Notifi, a real-time alert program that helps you track the activity in your account. Plus, you can explore the online and mobile banking programs with click-thru demos so you know exactly what to expect before you log into your new account.

If you have not yet enrolled in online banking or downloaded the new mobile banking app, please take a few minutes to do so, now.

Enroll now.

Download the new mobile app.

Thank you for your active participation and patience during the conversion process.

We are grateful to partner in your success and appreciate the confidence you continue to place in Burling Bank. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly Burling bankers should you have any questions or need assistance with your account.

New Online Banking and Mobile App Coming!

In our continual effort to provide you with the very best in convenient banking services, we are updating our online and mobile banking systems. On October 29, 2018, Burling Bank will launch a new Online Banking System and Mobile Banking App.

Easy Access, Great Tech, Friendly Service.

What you need to know:

  • All Online Banking users will need to re-enroll on October 29th beginning at 9:00 AM Central. Simply log on to Burling Bank’s website at www.burlingbank.com and follow the enrollment instructions.
  • All Mobile Banking users will need to visit the App Store or Google Play to download a new, free mobile banking app on October 29, 2018 beginning at 9:00 AM Central. We will share links to the new apps on our website October 29, 2018.
  • Current business users will default to a single sign-on entity (sub-users will no longer be available). Business clients who have more robust needs may enroll in our new commercial online banking platform described below.
  • Bill Pay information will remain the same, so there is no action that needs to be taken.

PLEASE NOTE: The Burling Bank Online Banking and Mobile Banking systems will be temporarily out of service from 4:00 PM Central Friday, October 26, 2018 to 9:00 AM Central, Monday October, 29 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we upgrade our system. Should you need to transfer funds or obtain a deposit account balance, our 24-hour Telephone Banking system is always available at 866-412-4632.

For our Commercial Banking Clients:

Burling Bank will provide an improved online banking experience for our commercial banking clients with enhanced features such as Wire Manager that allows you to enter and authorize your own wires. If you wish to use this platform, you will need to fill out a Business Online Banking Form so the Burling team can build out your user profile. You can download the form here and send it back to us using our secure email system on the Burling Bank online banking platform.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 312-408-8400 or email us at internetsupport@burlingbank.com.

Thank you!

Burling Bank Earns Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating

We are pleased to share that Burling Bank continues to earn a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial. This prestigious award recognizes us as one of the strongest financial institutions in the United States for superior security, strength and reliability. We are grateful to our clients, staff, and board of directors for this shared success and welcome distinction.

Bauer Financial, Inc. is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating firm. To learn more about our 5-star banking experience, please visit our office in the landmark Chicago Board of Trade Building or contact us today.

Burling Bank Supports the Health of Local Chicago Businesses

The new Burling Real Economy Impact Report shows that your deposits in Burling Bank are an investment in your community.

When you’re a Burling Bank customer, your money doesn’t just sit in a bank. It’s in motion, financing small businesses in your community, as you can see in the new Burling Real Economy Impact Report.

The quarterly report is the result of a partnership between Burling Bank and the women-led startup Mighty based at the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Each new edition contains data on Burling Bank’s community investments and spotlights specific local businesses we support.

While the big banks in Chicago make just 3% of their total small business loans in Chicago, we provide 93% of our small business loans to local Chicago businesses. Some of these businesses highlighted in our new impact report include:

  • Luxe Property Management LLC, a real estate developer that renovates and retains landmark-quality Chicago properties. The Chicago Reader has called owner Brad Suster the Anti-Demolition Man.
  • Bottom Line Yoga, which offers workday yoga, meditation and corporate wellness classes to Chicago professionals.
  • Wabash Seafood, which distributes quality seafood to top chefs across the city.
  • Logan Arcade, a bar offering Chicago’s best-maintained, largest collection of vintage pinball and video games.

Burling Bank puts your money to work in the community. Our management team and staff are also proud to volunteer their time as members on the boards and committees of several local nonprofits.

When you bank with Burling, you can be confident that your money is invested with people who are truly invested in the Chicago business community.



Optimism Overshadows Common Concerns among Local Small Businesses

At Burling Bank, many of our clients own small, closely-held or family-run businesses. So the mindset and outlook of local business owners is of great interest to us.

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, together with Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, recently completed a Chicagoland Small Business Economic Outlook Survey of over 500 local business owners.

Our discussions with clients and this industry report both reflect that small business owners are generally optimistic about the economy in 2018.

Here are some highlights from that report:

Most small business owners feel the outlook for business is bright in 2018: 

  • 71% Expect sales to increase in 2018
  • 88% Expect to grow their business in 2018
  • 37% Believe the Chicago economy will strengthen this year
  • 61% Plan to expand in Illinois

But there are also some common concerns among local owners:

  • Talent acquisitionis the fastest growing concern of small businesses. This concern rose 10% in 2017 so that 66% of small businesses now worry about accessing the skilled workers they need to hire.
  • The cost of healthcareis the second-fastest growing concern in the survey, but also the most prevalent. It rose 6% in 2017 and the survey shows it is a worry of 88% of Chicagoland small business owners.
  • Concerns regarding taxes and regulatory requirements are also rising, both up 3% from 2017. 82% of small businesses are concerned about taxes. 69% are concerned about regulatory requirements.

At Burling Bank, we are here to help small business owners achieve their goals with helpful financing solutions and cash management tools that are essential to growing companies. If you are a small business owner looking to fuel your optimistic outlook and expand your business, contact us about financing solutions and services at 312-408-8400.

Source: The survey of 504 business owners, was conducted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business.