BMO Harris

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Contact: Juliana Hackel, CRA Relationship Manager

Phone: (888) 340-2265

Established in 1882 as Harris Bank, and owned by BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) since 1984, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest serving personal, commercial, and affluent customers.

BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. These include solutions for everyday banking, financing, investing, as well as a full suite of integrated commercial and financial advisory services. BMO Harris focuses on building relationships with a vision to be the bank that defines great customer experience. In everything the organization does, it strives to help customers make sense of complexity; make better choices in investing, saving, and borrowing; and have confidence.

BMO Harris also has a deep commitment to the communities where their employees work and live. The organization gives back through philanthropic donations, local sponsorships, employee volunteerism, financial literacy outreach, community development investments, and community development lending. The BMO Harris Community Investments Group provides capital and financial expertise for communities throughout their banking markets, supporting BMO Harris’s commitment to small business expansion; increased availability of quality, affordable housing; and targeted community-based commercial real estate. The bank’s primary tools in this arena are the use of debt and equity partnerships to invest in privately held companies and neighborhood-focused real estate projects. To date, BMO Harris has invested more than $500 million in partnerships like these. The Community Investments Group believes these investments help strengthen their communities and establish lasting relationships with clients.

BMO Harris Bank also provides financing on projects that often include government funding programs. The bank’s Community Development Lending experts take a consultative approach to help guide organizations through the process of structuring financing for projects in low- and moderate-income communities that utilize:

  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Affordable Housing Program grants through the Federal Home Loan Bank