Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust) is a financial services holding company based in Rosemont, Illinois. The Company engages in the business of providing traditional community banking services, commercial banking, wealth management services, commercial insurance premium financing, life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing and treasury management services. The Company provides community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in the greater Chicago, Illinois and southern Wisconsin metropolitan areas through its 15 wholly owned banking subsidiaries. The Company controls nine Illinois-chartered banks:
One Wisconsin-chartered bank:
And five nationally-chartered banks:
The Company provides a wide range of wealth management services through three separate subsidiaries, operating under the name Wintrust Wealth Management; Chicago-based Wayne Hummer Investments has been offering comprehensive brokerage, insurance and investment planning solutions since 1931. They provide a full-range of investment products and services tailored to meet the specific needs of individual investors throughout the country. Great Lakes Advisors, LLC, a registered investment adviser, provides portfolio management for individuals, as well as institutional investors. The Chicago Trust Company, N.A. provides trust and investment products and services to individuals and businesses in Wintrust community bank markets.
The Company also offers specialty lending through indirect non-bank subsidiaries and divisions of its banks. First Insurance Funding Corp. (FIRST) is in the business of originating financing for the payment of commercial insurance premiums on a national basis. First Insurance Funding of Canada offers Canada’s top brokers financing solutions for their premium financing needs. FIRST Insurance Funding Life Division is the largest traditional life insurance premium finance lender in North America. FIRST's lending programs enable high net worth clients and corporations to obtain the life insurance they need, while retaining their assets for other investment opportunities. Tricom, Inc. provides short-term accounts receivable financing, value-added out-sourced administrative services to clients in the temporary staffing industry throughout the United States and payroll services to small businesses.
As a family of community banks with more than 100 locations across Chicagoland, we have a unique view of banking. We believe that community banking begins with our customers, offering accounts and services that they want and need. Where customers are known by name and made to feel welcome as soon as they come in the door. It sounds simple, but most banks just don't do it.
We believe in the kind of banks that are able to meet each customer's needs for life. Where kids learn about saving and get their first checking account and debit card to help all the way through college. Where all of a family's financial events from the household checking account to trust and estate planning will be as important to the bank as they are to the family. It is where our senior generations can find security and comfort in specially tailored senior products and services that meet their unique needs.
We believe a bank should be a good neighbor; friendly, helpful and generous. That bank should become an important part of the community, help it solve its problems and plan for its future.
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