North Shore Bank was founded in 1923 by a group of teachers and first opened its doors in the back of Perkins Hardware Store in Shorewood, Wisconsin. At the time, it was called North Shore Building & Loan Association of Shorewood, and had 10 employees and $22,000 in assets.

In the years since then, North Shore Bank has grown into a full-service financial institution with 43 offices in eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, nearly 500 employees, and $2.5 billion in assets. Now headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, we are a mutual bank committed to lending support to our customers and communities.

With a rich history that spans over 100 years, the bank has grown through recessions, turbulent economic cycles, pandemics, and beyond. We are proud to provide our customers, neighbors, family, and friends with a high-touch customer experience and exceptional personal and business banking services.

We have been side-by-side with our neighbors and customers as they experience their biggest milestones, and we are in awe thinking of the number of college degrees funded, weddings celebrated, homes purchased, businesses started, and dreams fulfilled over the past 100-plus years.

Over the years, we have evolved and introduced new banking channels for our customers, from ATMs and debit cards to banking online and Video Teller service, but the personal touch always remains our priority. Tellers remember customers’ children or know the name of their dog, and this neighborly way of doing business will remain the same for decades to come.
It is our belief that companies are really about people, and the people of North Shore Bank are passionate individuals who make a difference in the lives of our customers and our communities every day. We believe in putting customers first, treating people with respect, collaborating with our colleagues, thinking creatively to solve problems, and leveraging our diversity.

As a community bank, we are advocates for our customers while supporting our community through annual sponsorship and participation in local activities, including financial seminars, neighborhood celebrations, and donation drives.

North Shore Bank is your trusted partner of longevity, proven and time-tested for more than 100 years. We invite you to take a look at highlights from our years of service and encourage you to connect with us. We are here to help you with your banking needs now and for the next 100 years.

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