COVID-19 Updates

5/26/2021 2:00:00 PM

As always, your well-being is our priority.

North Shore Bank is honored to be your financial partner during this extraordinary time. You can count on us to continue to carry out steps that keep you safe and informed.

If you have any financial questions or concerns, please call or schedule an appointment online with your local branch, speak with a banker at one of our Video Teller/ATM locationsemail or call our Customer Support Center.

Learn more about what’s available to you.

Branch Access

The following safety measures are now in place at our branches.

Customer Capacity Limits 
  • To ensure everyone is able to practice safe social distancing, lobby capacities are reduced
  • Please limit lobby visits to one person per household, if possible
  • If lobby capacity is met, customers will be asked to wait outside or in their car until notified
  • We ask customers who are feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days to stay home
Encouraged Social Distancing
  • Floor markers have been installed to aid with 6 ft. social distancing best practices
Protective Plexiglass Shields
  • Transparent plastic shields have been added at teller windows, teller pods and desks
Protective Face Masks
  • When visiting our offices, face masks are not required unless there is a specific local ordinance in place.
  • Customers wearing face masks may be asked to lower their mask briefly to aid with customer identification.
Thorough Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Sanitizing of high touch areas and objects continues
Schedule an appointment
  • We continue to offer customers the ability to schedule an appointment at their local branch
  • To set up a meeting, simply go online or call your local branch

More Ways to Do Your Banking

In addition to our branch lobbies, you can continue to do your personal and business banking using our drive-up, ATMs, Video Tellers, and Night Deposit.

Personal Banking

Deposit Accounts and Loans
If you have questions or need our assistance, please contact your local office or Customer Support at 877-672-2265. Our current Customer Support hours are 8:00 am until 6:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 3:00 pm CST, Saturdays, & 10:00 am until 1:00 pm CST, Sundays.

Consumer Credit Cards
If you have questions or need assistance, please call the phone number on the back of your credit card.
Access Your Money from Home
You can manage your accounts, transfer funds, pay bills, make deposits and more with our easy to use digital tools.

Business and Commercial Banking

Please continue to submit applications for SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness.

Access updates and resources to help you manage your business through potential disruptions.

Manage your business accounts anytime remotely with Business Online tools.

If you have questions, please contact Treasury Solutions Support at 800-270-7956 or via email at Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 7:00pm (CST).
For business credit card questions or assistance, please call the phone number on the back of your credit card.

Additional Resources

 State and Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline Extension
The state and federal income tax filing and payment due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year has been extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The IRS confirmed that the due dates for contributions to individual retirement arrangements, health savings accounts, and other similar savings accounts have been extended to May 17. Also, the extended due date only applies to individual income tax returns and certain related filings. While the date for payments due with individual tax returns has been extended, the IRS said that the due date for other payments of tax, including estimated tax payments has not been extended from April 15. For further clarification and the latest information, please visit and  

Third Economic Impact Payments
The most recent relief legislation contains provisions for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) is similar to the first and second rounds, and our federal government is expected to start sending the payments to eligible Americans soon. Get updates and resources for payment status and methods, eligibility, and more. View additional information regarding these payments.

Second Round of Stimulus Payments

In response to pandemic conditions, the Federal government passed a stimulus bill called the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021,” and as a result, you may soon receive an economic impact payment by check or direct deposit. Click here for more information and links to resources.

What You Should Know About the CARES Act

Our federal government has created several ways for individuals and businesses to receive assistance through any current financial difficulties you are experiencing. To help you gain a better understanding of what this may mean for you, click here for information that highlights many of the federal relief opportunities created thus far which may benefit you.

Avoid Scams

Don’t let fraudsters get to your money, here’s what you need to know.

  • The government won’t ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. Only a scammer would do that.
  • The government won’t call, text, email, or contact you on social media to ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. Only a scammer would do that.
  • There’s no such thing as getting your money early or faster. Anyone who says they can help you do that is both lying and a scammer.

Please be careful, and if someone tries any of these things, know it’s a scammer and warn others you know. Chances are they’ll get that call, text, or email, too. Also, help us stop scammers by reporting them to the FTC:
At North Shore Bank, we take your financial security and confidentiality very seriously. Please contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Additionally, below are a few tips to remember always, but especially in times like this when fraudulent activity rises. 

  • Do Not Share Personal Data. We will never ask for confidential information such as your name, password, personal identification number (PIN), social security number, or other account information over the phone or in an email or text. We take financial security and confidentiality very seriously at North Shore Bank. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Beware of Scams. Fraudsters may try sending you medical supply scams and fraudulent donation sites that impersonate a company, charity, or government agency. Their intent is to convince you to share sensitive information such as usernames and passwords, make purchases or donations on spoof websites, or download malware onto your device by opening a malicious attachment. If you receive something suspicious, do not respond, do not click on any links, and do not open attachments. Verify the authenticity of any website before making a purchase or donation. Find more security tips and information here.
  • Keep Cash Safe. As mentioned, your funds on deposit with the bank are protected up to the FDIC limits. Once your cash leaves the bank, the insurance is no longer active on those funds, and you therefore have a greater risk of loss with physical cash. Leaving your money in the bank is safer and you can still easily access your accounts, transfer funds, pay bills and more using our digital services with Online and Mobile Banking. Additionally, you can visit your local branch by appointment or office drive-up.

Community Safety

As a precaution, a number of community events that the bank supports and participates in have elected to cancel or postpone their activities. Follow us on social media for updates. 

With your safety in mind, North Shore Bank is taking precautions to keep you well-informed and helping to minimize the potential spread of the Coronavirus. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and evaluate additional measures to support our customers, communities, and employees as needs arise.