BE 100S QUICK LOOK: Illinois Service Federal (ISF Bank)
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

The “BE 100s” is Black Enterprise‘s annual listing of the nation’s largest and most successful black-owned businesses. “Quick Looks” provides snapshot information on these companies. These business are current and/or former BE 100s companies. 

Illinois Service Federal (ISF Bank) 

Founded in 1934, Chicago-based Illinois Service Federal Savings (ISF Bank) is the oldest and second largest black-owned bank in the state. The bank opened its first office in a one-room storefront with deposits of $7,000. More than 75 years later, the bank serves more than 14,000 customers and has assets of more than $143 million dollars.  The firm specializes in mortgage, personal, automotive, small business, and home equity loans.

As of 2017, Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association listed 11th out of 15 of the largest black-owned banks in the nation. The company has 24 employees and total assets of $105.7 M.

Check out the entire list of the 2017 BE 100s. 

Editor’s Note: This article was updated in April 2017. 

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Black Enterprise is a black-owned multimedia company. Since the 1970s, its flagship product Black Enterprise magazine has covered African-American businesses with a readership of 3.7 million.


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