To begin the application process, contact us at membership@fhlbc.com. A Membership Coordinator will explain the eligibility requirements and guide you through the application process.

In order to be eligible to apply for membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, an institution must have its principal place of business in either Illinois or Wisconsin and must satisfy the eligibility requirements.

The eligibility requirements for membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank System are available in the Code of Federal Regulations. The requirements are summarized below.

Membership Requirements

General Requirements
Charter-Specific Requirements