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What is a credit Union?

Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives serving members who share something in common: employment, association membership, or residence in a particular geographic area. They exist to serve the needs of their members (who are also owners) and offer the same types of banking products and services you would find at other financial institutions, including savings and checking accounts , loans, mortgages, Internet home banking and bill payment, and more.

Why CBI Federal Credit Union?

CBI FCU has been safe, secure and insured since 1963 and today over 19 Million in assets and more than 1,600 members.  It is our mission to always provide superior products and services in the most friendly and efficient manner possible, with the specific intention of improving the financial well-being of each and every member.

The philosophy of a credit union is also that they are democratically owned and controlled institutions based on “people helping people” principles.

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Why?  Because CBI FCU is the Credit Union that's Focused On You…

You’ve heard about us, you’ve seen us, and now you definitely want to know more?  Well you’ve come to the right place!  We’re a passionate group, dedicated to furthering our members in whatever way we can. To some we may just look like a normal credit union, but ask any of our staff or members, at CBI FCU we go beyond the bank account.

Visit our branch or call and speak with Britt to get started (815) 439-6269 to open an account!

Since we opened our doors in 1963, our mission has been to serve the employees of Chicago Bridge & Iron with a level of care that makes them feel at home, because with CBI FCU they are.  So when you come in with a problem or a need, guess what?  We’re there to fix it; we’re there to make it better.

Whether you’re depositing your first paycheck or applying for a loan, CBI FCU will be there by your side, walking you through every step of the process.  That’s who we are.  We’re real.  We’re not an automated voice system, we aren’t a long line, we’re Fran, Monique, Katye or Michele.  You’ll get to know us just as well as we’ll get to know you, and we like it that way! We hope you do too.  We understand our member’s needs, because we’re members too.

We’re here to make managing your money easier and more fun.  In the purest sense of the phrase, we’re here to make it all better.  With over 50 years of experience and two locations to visit with you, we’re ready to embark on the journey with you.  CBI Federal Credit Union, it’s about trust.

CU Benefits - Focused On You

If it isn’t obvious, there are a lot of benefits to becoming a member at CBI FCU.  Aside from the personal service you strive for, your membership with CBI FCU also opens your world up to some pretty awesome perks like low rate loans, and more!  We also encourage all of our members to take part in our Annual Meeting; you are a part owner of CBI FCU after all!  At the Annual Meeting all members have the opportunity to win cold hard cash just for attending.  A big part of life is having fun, and as a member of CBI FCU, we make sure you have as much of it as possible.