Welcome

Ben Franklin Bank of Illinois Customers

CAFCU is excited to welcome you to the family and we're here to serve all your financial needs. We have some important information to share with you as the transition from Ben Franklin Bank of Illinois to CAFCU nears completion. Please read the below important information. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions below.

Consumer Banking Online Account Access:
As of 8:00 p.m. CST on October 30, 2020 online account access will no longer be available via the Ben Franklin Bank of Illinois website. On or after November 4, 2020 you may use the CAFCU login located at the top of this page to access your accounts online 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Please plan for an alternate payment method between October 30 and November 4, or have sufficient cash withdrawn prior to October 30, 2020.

  • CAFCU Debit Card and checks (if applicable) will arrive the week of 10/26/20
  • Stop using your BFB Debit Card as of 11:59 p.m. CST on 10/30/20
  • Stop using your BFB checks as of 10/31/20
  • Start using your new CAFCU Debit Card and checks as of 11/4/20

*Note that when you log in for the first time, you will need your new CAFCU Member Number and the last four digits of the primary member's Social Security Number. You will be receiving a letter in the mail which will include your new member number.


Purchase & Acquisition Date

Deposit Insurance (FDIC and NCUA)

Watch for additional information from us as we look to provide you a seamless transition to becoming a member of CAFCU. We look forward to serving you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Membership with CAFCU provides you and your family with the tools, resources and expertise to financially succeed. Through this transaction you’ll gain access to the same products and services of a bank plus FREE unbiased financial coaching, education, member discounts and more. Ultimately, we will be able to serve you in more ways, and in ways that also enhance our commitment to our members.

We understand that you may have some questions related to the acquisition, so we’re providing answers to some of these questions.

Q: Why is Ben Franklin Bank of Illinois being acquired by CAFCU?

Q: How large is CAFCU and where are they located?

Q: Will there be changes to your staff?

Q: Who will be the President/CEO?

Q: Will there be changes to the Board of Directors?

Q: Where will the headquarters be located?

Q: When will I see signage begin to change at branch locations?

Q: Are you planning to close any branch locations?

Q: What’s the benefit to me related to this acquisition?

Q: Will my account number change?

Q: How will this affect my rates and service charges/fees?

Q: Will my deposits continue to be federally insured?

Q: What happens if I already have both a CAFCU account and a Ben Franklin Bank of Illinois account?

Q: Will I be able to access my account at new branches?

Q: Will I still be able to use my current checks?

Q: Will I still be able to use my debit card?

Q: Will my online banking change?

Q: When your name changes, will my direct deposit still work?

Q: Will employee emails change?

Q: Will employee phone numbers change?

Q: Will there be any changes to my account notices and statements?

Q: Who do I contact if I have additional questions?