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Business Products

Land of Lincoln Credit Union is ready to help your business by offering affordable, convenient products and services that will help your bottom line. We have several types of checking products, loans and services. Let one of our experienced staff help you choose what is right for your business.

Business Checking

TRADITIONAL BUSINESS CHECKING is ideal for small businesses with fewer monthly expenses.

  • $5 Monthly Fee
  • Unlimited check and deposit items monthly
  • Free Online Banking
  • Free VISA ATM/Debit card

BUSINESS ADVANTAGE CHECKING is great for a business with larger balances and more payables each month.

  • $7 Monthly Fee
  • Unlimited check and deposit items monthly
  • Free Online Banking & BillPay
  • Free VISA ATM/Debit card
  • Ability to earn interest on average monthly balance of $10k to $24,999 and $25k+
Business Loans

LLCU offers several types of loans for small businesses and people wanting to start a new business. Each type of loan has its own unique advantages. Let one of our experienced Commercial Lending Officers help you decide which is best for you.

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BUSINESS ACQUISITION LOANS are for the purpose of purchasing or merging with another business, either by stock purchase or by private equity.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LOANS are often used to finance industrial building, office building, retail center development and multi-family housing development.

TERM LOANS can be taken out for business needs such as equipment, machinery vehicles, real estate or new or expansion construction.

RESTRUCTURING LOANS are used when a business or individual that owns a commercial property such as a strip-mall, agree with the mortgage holder to permanently change the terms of the original note.

SBA LOANS are business loans that include lower down payments and longer repayment terms than conventional loans. SBA loans are guaranteed by the Small Business Administration.

OPERATING LINES OF CREDIT are funds that are disbursed as needed, to be used for whatever the business’s current needs may be.

What You’ll Need to Open Your Business Account

Membership Qualifications All owners/managers of a business must qualify for LLCU membership for the following entity types:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • General Partnership
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

Corporation (for profit or nonprofit) All legal directors/stockholders must qualify for membership or the entity must qualify on its own standing as an association of persons as a select group defined within our membership charter.

Organizations (Unincorporated Association or Club) The organization must qualify on its own standing as an association of persons as a select group defined within our membership charter.

Designation of Beneficial Ownership The following information is required for individuals owning 20 percent or more to entities being established or updated:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Residential address
  • Social Security number or tax identification number
  • Valid government issued ID (e.g., driver license, U.S. military ID, passport)

Additionally, one individual (control person) must be designated with significant responsibility to manage the legal entity being established or updated such as:

  • An executive officer or senior manager (e.g., chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, managing member, general partner, president, vice president, treasurer); or any other individual who regularly performs similar functions.

LLCU will provide the following internal forms for applicable entity types:

  • Non-Personal Account Application to be completed and signed by all authorized signers
  • Business Depository Resolution to be signed by all designated business owners
  • Certification of Beneficial Ownership to be signed by the designated control person for the entity

Sole Proprietorship

  • All authorized signers must have an LLCU primary savings account
  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) must be filed within the County Clerk office in which business is being conducted
  • Social Security number or Employee Identification Number (EIN) documentation of sole proprietorship on IRS letterhead (if applicable)
  • Valid government-issued ID for all account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)

General Partnership

  • All authorized signers must have an LLCU primary savings account
  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) must be filed within the County Clerk office in which business is being conducted
  • Employee Identification Number (EIN) documentation of partnership on IRS letterhead
  • Valid government-issued ID for all partners and account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)
  • Partnership agreement signed by all parties

Limited Partnership (LP)

  • All authorized signers must have an LLCU primary savings account
  • Certification of Limited Partnership listing legal ownership must be filed with the Illinois Secretary of State
  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) must be filed with the Illinois Secretary of State and the County Clerk office(s) in which business is being conducted (if applicable)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) documentation of partnership on IRS letterhead
  • Valid government-issued ID for all partners and account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)
  • Partnership agreement signed by all parties

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

  • All authorized signers must have an RBFCU primary savings account
  • Certification of Limited Partnership listing legal ownership must be filed with Illinois Secretary of State
  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) must be filed with the Illinois Secretary of State and the County Clerk office(s) in which business is being conducted (if applicable)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) documentation of partnership on IRS letterhead
  • Valid government-issued ID for all partners and account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)
  • Partnership agreement signed by all parties

Corporation (for-profit or nonprofit)

  • If the corporation qualifies for LLCU membership as an association of persons, then only the corporation secretary must have an LLCU primary savings account. Otherwise, all authorized signers must have a primary savings account.
  • Articles of Incorporation listing legal ownership must be filed with the Illinois Secretary of State
  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) must be filed with the Illinois Secretary of State and the County Clerk office(s) in which business is being conducted (if applicable)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) documentation on IRS letterhead
  • Valid government-issued ID for all account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)
  • Meeting Minutes – should list signatories for the business account, titles of directors, and must be signed by Secretary or President. (Note: Meeting Minutes are not required if all directors are present at account opening.)

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • All authorized signers must have an LLCU primary savings account
  • Certificate of Formation listing legal ownership and registered with the Illinois Secretary of State
  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) must be filed with the Illinois Secretary of State and the County Clerk office(s) in which business is being conducted (if applicable)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) documentation of business on IRS letterhead
  • Valid government-issued ID for all owners and account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)
  • Operating Agreement signed by all legal business members and/or managing members

Club Accounts

  • Club must have an LLCU primary savings account and qualify for membership as an association of persons
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) documentation on IRS letterhead
  • Valid government-issued ID for all account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)
  • Unincorporated Association or Club Account Certification and Authorization will designate authority of account signers and must be signed by all authorized signers

Campaign Accounts

  • Candidate and treasurer must qualify for LLCU membership and open an LLCU primary savings account
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) documentation on IRS letterhead
  • Valid government-issued ID for all account signers (e.g., driver's license, U.S. military ID, passport)
  • Non-Personal Account Application must be completed and signed by all authorized signers
  • CTA Form (Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate) filed in the appropriate jurisdiction

*For other entity types including but not limited to franchise, satellite church and insurance agency, please contact our Commercial Lending Department at 1-844-222-7788.

To open a business account, LLCU personal accounts of all principal owners must be in good standing. Programs and fees subject to change. Certain information regarding the nature and transaction types of your business will be gathered at the time of account opening. Check cashing is not available on business accounts, however, you may deposit and withdraw the funds. We do not offer Money Service Businesses (MSB) accounts. The Department of the Treasury and FinCEN defines a Money Services Business (MSB) as a business that conducts more than $1,000 in business with one person in one or more transactions on the same day in one or more of the following services: Money Orders, Traveler’s Checks, Money Transmission, Check Cashing, Currency Exchange, Currency Dealing and Stored Value. For complete details, contact our Remote Member Assistance team at 1-844-222-7788.