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The choice of investments for your retirement funds is never easy. The funds you have saved for your retirement deserve special attention. How much you save and the returns on those funds may be the difference between being able to have the lifestyle you want during retirement or being forced to accept something less. We have many options for your money and want to help you manage your money in the best way possible. This time in your life may be the most enjoyable and relaxing. We want to help you enjoy the ride.

Wintrust Total Access Checking

  • FREE ATMS NATIONWIDE1
  • NO MINIMUM BALANCE REQUIRED
  • NO MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FEES
  • ONLY $100 NEEDED TO OPEN
  • ONLINE & MOBILE BANKING2
  • REMOTE DEPOSIT2
  • ONLINE BILL PAY2
  • E-STATEMENTS2
  • PEER-TO-PEER PAYMENTS2
  • CARDLESS CASH2
  • MASTERCARD® DEBIT CARD3


MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Banking services provided by Wintrust Community Banks. 1. The bank does not charge its customers a monthly card usage fee. No transaction charge at any ATM in the Allpoint, MoneyPass, or Sum surcharge–free networks. Other banks outside the network may impose ATM surcharges at their machines. Surcharge fees assessed by owners of other ATMs outside the network will be reimbursed. Reimbursement does not include the 1.10% International Service fee charged by MasterCard® for certain foreign transactions conducted outside the continental United States. 2. Third party message, data, and/or internet fees may apply. Use of online Banking is required for access to Mobile/Remote banking and People Pay. Mobile/Internet connectivity is required. Remote Deposit requires established Checking, Savings or Money Market deposit account for personal, family or household purposes with the Bank for at least 30 days and has had no more than six overdraft occurrences within the past or current calendar year. People Pay requires a Checking account. Cardless Cash requires a checking account and debit card with the bank and is available only at Wintrust Community Bank ATMs. 3. Overdraft fees may apply.

Wintrust Access Plus Checking

  • FIVE FREE NATIONWIDE ATM REFUNDS PER STATEMENT CYCLE1
  • ONLY $100 NEEDED TO OPEN
  • $1,000 MINIMUM DAILY BALANCE OR $2,500 AVERAGE BALANCE FOR THE MONTHLY STATEMENT CYCLE TO AVOID A $10 MONTHLY FEE
  • VARIABLE INTEREST RATE WITH INTEREST PAID MONTHLY
  • FREE FIRST ORDER OF SPECIALTY CHECKS2
  • ONLINE & MOBILE BANKING3
  • REMOTE DEPOSIT3
  • ONLINE BILL PAY3
  • E-STATEMENTS3
  • PEER-TO-PEER PAYMENTS3
  • CARDLESS CASH3
  • MASTERCARD® DEBIT CARD4


MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Banking services provided by Wintrust Community Banks. 1. The bank does not charge its customers a monthly card usage fee. No transaction charge at any ATM in the Allpoint, MoneyPass, or Sum surcharge–free networks. Other banks outside the network may impose ATM surcharges at their machines. Surcharge fees assessed by owners of other ATMs outside the network will be reimbursed. Reimbursement does not include the 1.10% International Service fee charged by MasterCard® for certain foreign transactions conducted outside the continental United States. 2. Restrictions on style and quantity may apply. 3. Third party message, data, and/or internet fees may apply. Use of online Banking is required for access to Mobile/Remote banking and People Pay. Mobile/Internet connectivity is required. Remote Deposit requires established Checking, Savings or Money Market deposit account for personal, family or household purposes with the Bank for at least 30 days and has had no more than six overdraft occurrences within the past or current calendar year. People Pay requires a Checking account. Cardless Cash requires a checking account and debit card with the bank and is available only at Wintrust Community Bank ATMs. 4. Overdraft fees may apply.

Wintrust Premier Checking

  • FREE ATMS NATIONWIDE1
  • ONLY $100 NEEDED TO OPEN
  • $10,000 AVERAGE DAILY BALANCE OR $75,000 COMBINED AVERAGE RELATIONSHIP BALANCE FOR THE MONTHLY STATEMENT CYCLE TO AVOID A $25 MONTHLY FEE
  • TIERED AND VARIABLE INTEREST RATE WITH INTEREST PAID MONTHLY WHEN $10,000 MINIMUM DAILY BALANCE IS MET
  • FREE FIRST ORDER OF SPECIALTY CHECKS2
  • WAIVED FEES WHEN PURCHASING MONEY ORDERS, CASHIER CHECKS, AND TRAVELERS CHECKS
  • WAIVED FEES FOR INCOMING WIRE TRANSFERS CREDITED TO YOUR PREMIER CHECKING ACCOUNT
  • WAIVED FEES ON A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX – SMALLEST BOX SIZE OFFERED AT THE BRANCH LOCATION OR EQUIVILENT DISCOUNTS ON A LARGER SIZE BOX
  • ONLINE & MOBILE BANKING3
  • REMOTE DEPOSIT3
  • ONLINE BILL PAY3
  • E-STATEMENTS3
  • PEER-TO-PEER PAYMENTS3
  • CARDLESS CASH3
  • MASTERCARD® DEBIT CARD4


MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Banking services provided by Wintrust Community Banks. 1. The bank does not charge its customers a monthly card usage fee. No transaction charge at any ATM in the Allpoint, MoneyPass, or Sum surcharge–free networks. Other banks outside the network may impose ATM surcharges at their machines. Surcharge fees assessed by owners of other ATMs outside the network will be reimbursed. Reimbursement does not include the 1.10% International Service fee charged by MasterCard® for certain foreign transactions conducted outside the continental United States. 2. Restrictions on style and quantity may apply. 3. Third party message, data, and/or internet fees may apply. Use of online Banking is required for access to Mobile/Remote banking and People Pay. Mobile/Internet connectivity is required. Remote Deposit requires established Checking, Savings or Money Market deposit account for personal, family or household purposes with the Bank for at least 30 days and has had no more than six overdraft occurrences within the past or current calendar year. People Pay requires a Checking account. Cardless Cash requires a checking account and debit card with the bank and is available only at Wintrust Community Bank ATMs. 4. Overdraft fees may apply.

 

PlatinumPreferred® Account

Our PlatinumPreferred Account® offers an attractive combination of products and services designed to meet the banking needs of those fifty and older.

Platinum Adventures®

Platinum Adventures® is our travel and activities club, created especially for customers age 50+. Click here for more information.

Features and Benefits of the account

  • Interest bearing NOW checking with no minimum balance and no monthly fee
  • Tiered account interest
  • FREE Specialty Mint Checks1
  • NO ANNUAL FEE MasterCard® debit card2
  • Free access to Allpoint, SUM and MoneyPass ATMs in the Chicagoland area
  • Waived rental fee on a  3" x 5" safe deposit box for one year (or equivalent savings off a larger box) – 50% discount thereafter as long as the Platinum Preferred account is open3
  • Waived fees for purchase of  traveler's checks, money orders and cashier's checks
  • FREE Online Banking and Telebank
  • FREE Bill Pay
  • FREE Quicken and Microsoft Money download capabilities

Come see one of our friendly personal bankers with questions or to open an account. Overdraft protection also available.

1Limitations apply on type of check and quantity ordered. 2Overdraft fees may apply. 3Limited number of boxes available.

Platinum Adventures® Club

Looking for Adventures? You've come to the right place as we offer the Platinum Adventures® Club to customers who are at least 50 years old and have an account at the bank¹.

The Platinum Adventures® Club is perfect for you if you like museums, theaters, out-of-town excursions, etc.  We do the planning, you choose which events you want to go on. There is no annual fee and you only pay for events you wish to participate in. Some of our events are FREE too!

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General Information 

Address for the Lake Forest Departure Site
Lake Forest tours (unless otherwise noted) will leave from:
Lake Forest Bank & Trust
959 S. Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 
The bus cannot wait for late participants. Please arrive at your departure site 15 minutes prior to departure time.
**Please note if you separate yourself from the group, the bank cannot be responsible for your transportation or any expenses that may be incurred from this action.

Address for the Wilmette Departure Site
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
2701 Lake Ave, Wilmette IL
The bus cannot wait for late participants.  Please arrive at your departure site 15 minutes prior to departure time.
**Please note if you separate yourself from the group, the bank cannot be responsible for your transportation or any expenses that may be incurred from this action.

Reservation Policy for Day and Extended Trips
Reservations may be made by phone to Wendy Schenker at 847-295-4266 or by email to platinumadventures@lakeforestbank.com. For your reservation to be confirmed, payment must be received within seven days after the reservations are made:  Wendy Schenker, 727 N Bank Lane, Lake Forest, IL 60045.  Please make checks payable to Platinum Adventures (sorry no credit cards). Cancellations are for emergencies only.

Responsibility of Lake Forest Bank & Trust, Highland Park Bank & Trust, Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan and North Chicago Community Bank
Lake Forest Bank & Trust, Highland Park Bank & Trust, Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan and North Chicago Community Bank are acting in the capacity of extending this invitation to travel to the Platinum Adventures members and their guests.  You may bring the same guest three times, and then they must make the decision to join if they wish to continue with Club tours/activities.  In making application for any and all trips, the participant waives any claims against Lake Forest Bank & Trust, Highland Park Bank & Trust, Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan and North Chicago Community Bank and/or its representative/s for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity with is caused by any act of error or omission on the part of Lake Forest Bank & Trust, Highland Park Bank & Trust, Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan and North Chicago Community Bank, their representative/s, or any transportation company or other suppliers.

Wintrust Statement Savings

  • VARIABLE INTEREST RATE WITH INTEREST PAID QUARTERLY
  • NO MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FEES
  • NO MINIMUM OPENING DEPOSIT NEEDED
  • $200 MINIMUM DAILY BALANCE REQUIREMENT TO AVOID A $10 FEE PER QUARTERLY STATEMENT CYCLE
  • EXCESSIVE TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY1
  • ONLINE & MOBILE BANKING2
  • REMOTE DEPOSIT2
  • ONLINE BILL PAY2
  • E-STATEMENTS2

1. Transfers from a savings account to another account or to third parties by preauthorized, automatic, telephone, or computer transfer are limited to six (6) per month with no transfers by check, draft, debit card, or similar order to third parties. More than six (6) withdrawals in a month may be charged an excess transaction fee. Please see the bank's fee schedule for more details. You may make unlimited ATM withdrawals and unlimited withdrawals in person at a teller window. 2. Third party message, data, and/or internet fees may apply. Use of online Banking is required for access to Mobile/Remote banking. Mobile/Internet connectivity is required. Remote Deposit requires established Checking, Savings or Money Market deposit account for personal, family or household purposes with the Bank for at least 30 days and has had no more than six overdraft occurrences within the past or current calendar year.

Wintrust Money Market

  • TIERED AND VARIABLE INTEREST RATE WITH INTEREST PAID MONTHLY
  • $100 MINIMUM OPENING DEPOSIT NEEDED
  • $2,500 MINIMUM DAILY BALANCE OR $5,000 AVERAGE DAILY BALANCE REQUIREMENT TO AVOID A $15 FEE PER MONTHLY STATEMENT CYCLE
  • EXCESSIVE TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY1
  • ONLINE & MOBILE BANKING2
  • REMOTE DEPOSIT2
  • ONLINE BILL PAY2
  • E-STATEMENTS2


1. Transfers from a money market account to an account of the same depositor at this bank or to third parties by preauthorized, automatic, telephone, or computer transfer or by check, draft, or similar order to third parties are limited to six (6) per month. More than six (6) withdrawals in a month may be charged an excess transaction fee. Please see the bank's fee schedule for more details.  You may make unlimited ATM withdrawals and unlimited withdrawals in person at a teller window. 2. Third party message, data, and/or internet fees may apply. Use of online Banking is required for access to Mobile/Remote banking. Mobile/Internet connectivity is required. Remote Deposit requires established Checking, Savings or Money Market deposit account for personal, family or household purposes with the Bank for at least 30 days and has had no more than six overdraft occurrences within the past or current calendar year.

Fixed Rate Certificates of Deposit

We regularly offer a wide range of fixed-rate certificates of deposit, including the following terms


  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 12 Months
  • 18 Months
  • 24 Months
  • 30 Months
  • 36 Months
  • 48 Months
  • 60 Months

Minimum balance to open a fixed-rate certificate of deposit is $1,000.00.

Interest rates vary depending on the term of the CD. Interest is calculated using the daily balance method. You may not make deposits into the account until the maturity date. Subject to early withdrawal penalties.  See CD for our renewal policy and your options on how interest is calculated and paid.