Evan Westlake

Articles by Evan

Business Leaders, UIS and INB Work to Enhance Local Business Climate

Pictured above: INB President and CEO Sarah Phalen thanks the University of Illinois network with a donation to the University of Illinois Springfield/U of I Foundation for partnering with us on INB’s inaugural Executive Perspectives Program. With Sarah is UIS Chancellor Susan Koch and University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen. By Evan Westlake VP, Commercial Lending NMLS#…
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Home Equity Line of Credit Keeps Roof Overhead

By Evan Westlake VP, Commercial Lending, NMLS# 662918 My wife and I have always tried to be as diligent as possible about saving up for anticipated expenses or needs for our home, but as we all know, sometimes the unexpected arises. When we moved into our home two years ago, we knew it would need…
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Everyone Should Save; How to Save Up to You

Editor’s note: When it comes how to save money, the options – and advice about how to do so – are endless. Yet in a financial security survey from BankRate in 2015, only 22 percent of Americans said they even had enough money saved to pay for at least six months of expenses. Conversely, 29…
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Remember Pioneer Sally Ride

By Evan Westlake Vice President, Commercial Lending, NMLS #662918 Sally Ride Day on May 26 honors the first American woman to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard the second flight of the Space Shuttle “Challenger” which launched from Kennedy Space Center, June 18, 1983. She took the same job…
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Is it time to refinance your home?

  By Evan Westlake Vice President Commercial Lending NMLS#662918 My wife and I purchased our home last July – a new two-story, four-bedroom house for our growing family – so I definitely didn’t think that I’d be giving our mortgage loan officer a call again so soon. But when I saw interest rates had dropped,…
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