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Monday, September 25th

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Are you tired of dealing with big banks? Want to join a local bank that gives you the assistance you need? Do you want to experience top-notch service, hassle-free transactions, and better savings? Join thousands of happy customers who trust us with their finances.

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Say goodbye to the big banks and hello to your new, local banking experience at Northwest Bank of Rockford, Winnebago county's last remaining local bank. We have a very special offer for new customers who open a new checking account, a $300 bonus*! This is our way of saying "Thank You" for choosing us as your new bank. And, our friendly team is ready to assist you every step of the way. Beyond that bonus, you can expect personalized service that makes you feel right at home. 

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Get started by completing our checking account application below. We'll review your application and be in touch with you to help streamline switching your accounts to Northwest Bank, where we believe in banking made easy, just for you! If you have any questions, just contact our team and we'd be happy to help. Start your journey to better banking today! Apply here!


*Eligibility Requirements: This offer is for new consumer checking customers only. Existing Northwest Bank customers with only a loan, a savings account and/or business checking account are eligible for the offer. You are not eligible for this offer if: (1) You are a current Northwest Bank of Rockford customer and (2) you already have a consumer checking account with the bank (either in your own name or with multiple individuals). Minimum amount to open account may range from $25 to $100 depending on the account type. To receive a $300.00 bonus, you must have 3 direct ACH deposits made into this account and sign up for e-statements. Each direct deposit must be at least $300.00 or more posted to this account within 90 calendar days of account opening. A qualifying direct deposit is an ACH (Automated Clearing House) automatic electronic deposit of your salary, pension, Social Security, or other regular income into your bank account. Confirm with your employer, agency or company making these payments that they use the ACH network. Transfers from one account to another, mobile deposits, Person to Person payments (such as Zelle®) or deposits made at a branch or ATM don’t qualify as a direct deposit. If 90th calendar day falls on a weekend or holiday, the following business day will be used to qualify for the promotion. If the account is closed by the customer or bank within 90 business days after opening, we may deduct any bonus earned and received at closing, and an account closing fee may be assessed. Closing the account will negate any unearned bonus. All bonus dollars will be paid in 30 days after the 90-day qualification requirements are met and will be deposited into the new checking account. The bonus will be paid on the account opened first if multiple consumer checking accounts are opened during the promotional period. An IRS 1099 form may be issued. You are responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes due on the bonus and will report income to the tax authorities if applicable. Consult your tax advisor. Additional Terms and Conditions: The offer may be discontinued or changed at any time without notice. Geographic restrictions may apply. HSA accounts are not eligible for the bonus. Account opening is subject to approval.