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Aurora Cannabis Banking

Grow your cannabis-related business with industry-leading hemp and marijuana banking in Aurora, Illinois.

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When Safe Harbor first opened in 2015, we had a single goal: to help the nascent legalized cannabis industry gain access to financial services. Because of federal prohibition, major financial institutions refused to accept cannabis-related businesses as customers. Through our support, businesses gain access to all our services, including checking and savings accounts, online banking, consumer payments, electronic tax payments, direct deposit payroll, and more.

In the years since we’ve expanded our operation to more than twenty states. We’ve processed more than $12 billion in cannabis funds and supported more than 600 accounts. Now we’re bringing our expertise to marijuana and hemp banking in Aurora, Illinois.

With our support, regulatory advice, and remarkable financial services, you can establish or expand your business. Nor are we reserved only for dispensaries. Our knowledge and experience extend to all kinds of cannabis-related businesses such as CBD, hemp, and ancillary industries. 

Let our expert team advise and support your business – join Safe Harbor Financial.



Aurora cannabis banking services

For all businesses, financial services are like the air we breathe – we don’t appreciate how important they are for our survival until they’re gone. Whenever you need their support, they’re ready and waiting. You’ll gain access to all our services through these personal bankers, including:

  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Online banking with 24/7 account access
  • Consumer payments
  • Electronic tax payments
  • Cash management accounts
  • Cash pick-up and delivery services
  • Investment options
  • Employee accounts
  • Direct deposit payroll
  • ACH payments and origination options
  • Wire Services
  • Financing
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Experience remarkable marijuana banking in Aurora, Illinois

Illinois led the way in 2019 with the passage of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act; the law represents the first time a state had legalized recreational cannabis by an act of the state legislature. In the years since, the cannabis industry has gone from strength to strength. Retail sales of recreational cannabis, for example, averaged an estimated $40 million in monthly revenue since legalization across the state.

For cannabis-related businesses, it’s a golden age filled with golden opportunities. Indeed, when the market reaches maturity, it’s predicted to be worth $1.6 billion in annual revenue. 

For Aurora, Illinois, the state’s second-largest city, the potential for growth is phenomenal. Being on the doorsteps of the Chicago metropolitan area, the so-called “City of Lights” is ready to seize the opportunity. 

But you’ll need an experienced financial institution to advise on regulatory matters, assist with financial issues, and help navigate the early waters of this fledgling industry. We’ve done it before in Colorado; now, we’re here to help other businesses reach their potential. 

For marijuana and hemp banking in Aurora, Illinois, Safe Harbor is the only institution with the know-how to take your enterprise to the next level. 



Indeed, we consider ourselves a part of every community we’re engaged in. Using our seven years of experience, we’re ready to transform Albany’s cannabis banking.

Contact our team for further information about joining Safe Harbor Financial.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access Safe Harbor Financial's services? +

How do I access Safe Harbor Financial’s services?

All our services are available to members of Safe Harbor. You’ll need to complete the application process in order to join the bank. Please follow these steps:

  1. Submit your application
  2. We perform a document check and due diligence
  3. We conduct an interview, site inspection, and an in-depth business review

Alongside your application, we’ll need all the relevant marijuana-related documentation. Please include:

  • All business documents (including bylaws and operating agreement)
  • Your marijuana license or certificate and a complete copy of your license application
  • Your IRS EIN Certification Letter

Please get in touch with our team for any further questions about Safe Harbor or the application process.

Why do I need cannabis banking in Aurora, Illinois? +

With a burgeoning new market available, businesses need access to basic financial services (and loans) to succeed. We’ll also deliver the highest-quality regulatory advice based on our work with local regulators, legislators, and law enforcement.



What kinds of cannabis-related businesses do you serve? +

We serve all kinds of legitimate cannabis-related businesses, including:

  • Growers, manufacturers, and CBD extraction
  • Cannabis biotechnology firms
  • Dispensaries and retailers
  • Cannabis associations
  • Service companies
  • Cannabis industry consultants
  • Landlords and ancillary