TCF Bank has been the banking partner for Northern Illinois University’s campus card for a decade and with the new contract award just announced, that relationship will continue for another ten years.
TCF Bank and Northern Illinois University Announce New 10-Year Campus Banking Agreement
Burr Ridge, Illinois, February 2, 2007 – TCF Bank and Northern Illinois University announce today their new 10-year, exclusive campus banking agreement that will continue to provide convenient banking services to NIU students. TCF Bank, “Open 7 Days a Week,” will continue to offer NIU students “Totally Free Student Checking” with no minimum balance requirements and no monthly service fees. NIU faculty and staff are also offered similar account benefits with TCF’s “Faculty and Staff Checking”. Northern Illinois University students, faculty and staff are able to link their NIU OneCard to their TCF account and access their account using the card as an ATM or debit card.
“The Northern Illinois University Campus Card partnership is a very important relationship for TCF,” said Mark Rohde, president of TCF Bank. “This partnership, established over 10 years ago, was one of the first campus card relationships for TCF and today is still one of our most successful. We value our partnership with Northern Illinois University and we look forward to offering convenient banking solutions for the NIU community in the coming years.”
This new 10-year agreement was awarded after a competitive bid process set forth by NIU during the 2005-2006 academic years. As part of the agreement, TCF will:
- Continue to operate a branch on the DeKalb campus inside the Holmes Student Center.
- Continue to provide a yearly donation to an NIU scholarship fund.
- Continue to maintain and operate five TCF ATMs on the DeKalb campus.
“NIU always strives to provide its students with the best possible service, whether it is providing them with outstanding faculty or ensuring that our programs remain on the leading edge,” said Robert Albanese, Associate Vice President for Finance and Facilities. “Continuing the outstanding relationship that NIU and its students have enjoyed with TCF Bank for the past decade is just another example of how we try to live up to that commitment.”
In addition to NIU, TCF Bank partners with other universities and colleges with similar campus banking programs. Other relationships include: DePaul University and Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee Area Technical College; University of Michigan,
Northern Michigan in Michigan; University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State University – Mankato in Minnesota.
Located 60 miles west of Chicago in DeKalb NIU is among the premier regional universities in the United States. The university has an enrollment of more than 25,000 students preparing for careers in engineering, business, education, law, health care, the arts and dozens of other fields. NIU boasts nationally ranked programs in accountancy, professional sales, engineering and public administration. In addition to its main campus in DeKalb, NIU operates facilities in Naperville, Hoffman Estates and Rockford.
TCF Bank is a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE: TCB), a $14.7 billion Minnesota-based financial holding company. TCF Bank – Open 7 Days- offers convenient deposit products, lending and business banking services at 235 full-service locations in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, including branches inside most Jewel-Osco Stores. Along with our Totally Free Checking product, TCF offers a high rate Premier Checking product, convenient and affordable Home Equity Products, and Commercial Lending and Private Banking services.
For more information about TCF Bank or its products, call 1-800-TCF-BANK or visit the TCF Web site at www.tcfbank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.