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At Byline, we take our role of participating in and investing in our local communities very seriously. Community engagement and support is the bedrock of our success, and we’re committed to helping the local communities in which we live and work to grow and thrive—today and into the future.

$7.5 million

community-development investments*


community-development grants*

$122.7 million

community-development loans*


CRA volunteer hours*


financial-literacy sessions*


in community grants, donations and sponorships*


in Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago grants*


in gift cards to support local COVID-19 impacted business*

We’re proud to be a community bank.

What does it mean to be a community bank today? It means genuinely knowing our neighbors, and working to lift each other up. It means being concerned with how well our communities are doing.

That’s at the heart of what we do. By supporting local businesses and working with families to protect and grow their money, we make our neighborhoods even stronger. That’s what being in the community means to us.

The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) evaluates our performance in meeting the financial services needs of this community, including the needs of low-income to moderate-income households. The Department takes this evaluation into account when deciding on certain applications submitted by us for approval by the Department. Your involvement is encouraged. You may obtain a copy of our evaluation. You may also submit signed, written comments about our performance in meeting community financial services needs to the Department.