Warren Bashes Wells, Equifax In Iowa Speeches


Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t hold back during her first trip to Iowa, going after Washington for being “corrupt” and “beholden to giant corporations.” ” Politics BCFP breach democrats elizabeth warren Equifax financial Iowa News Presiential Campaign scandal wells fargo What's Hot

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Iowa Bank Regulator Blocks Credit Union Acquisition of Bank Assets, Branches

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The Iowa Division of Banking on Monday blocked the sale of First American Bank’s remaining Iowa-based assets and branches to Green State Credit Union, a $5.8 billion institution based in Iowa City.

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Iowa State Fair will require vendors to accept both cards and cash

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In the tug-of-war over merchants refusing either cash or cards embroiling local governments in New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia, the Iowa State Fair is taking the middle ground. Mobile point-of-sale Mobile payments Cash Payment cards IowaBeginning next year, all fair vendors will be required to accept cash, cards and contactless payments through First Data’s Clover devices.

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Plagge Appointed Superintendent of Iowa Division of Banking

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that former ABA Chairman Jeff Plagge, president and CEO of Northwest Financial Corporation in Arnolds Park, has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking.

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Settlement in Iowa resolves dispute over bank-credit union branch deal

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First American Bank agreed to cover costs incurred by the Iowa Division in Banking, while the regulator made it clear that the accord would not set a precedent for future credit union-bank deals. Credit unions Community banking M&A Branch deals Iowa

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Iowa Banks CBI, MidWestOne Strike Branch Deal

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CBI Bank & Trust in Muscatine, Iowa, said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy a branch in Davenport, Iowa, from MidWestOne Bank in Iowa City. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy branch-deals sailthru-no-lead community-banking

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Heartland in Iowa to Buy Founders in California

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Heartland Financial in Dubuque, Iowa, has agreed to buy Founders Bancorp in San Luis Obispo, Calif. breaking_news community-banking m-a ca ia dealmaking-strategy

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Acquisitive Heartland in Iowa Set to Raise $54 Million

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Heartland Financial in Dubuque, Iowa, is looking to raise $53.5 million through a public offering. breaking_news community-banking strategic-alternatives ia dealmaking-strategy

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How a Small Iowa Institution Became The Bank Powering Big Fintech Apps

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The post How a Small Iowa Institution Became The Bank Powering Big Fintech Apps appeared first on The Financial Brand. A 117-year-old community bank serves as the back-end for fintechs like Square Cash and Acorns, fueling growth while keeping its roots intact.

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QCR Raises $30 Million to Help Buy Iowa Bank

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has agreed to buy Community State Bank in Ankeny, Iowa. QCR Holdings in Moline, Ill., breaking_news community-banking il dealmaking-strategy

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Heartland in Iowa Exits Small Business Lending Fund

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Heartland Financial USA in Dubuque, Iowa, has exited the Small Business Lending Fund. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy ia national-regional

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Iowa regulators put the kibosh on credit union's bank branch purchase

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The state's Division of Banking, led by a former bank CEO and trade group chief, blocked GreenState CU's move to buy seven branches from First American Bank. This is the second time this year regulators have halted a credit union-bank deal. State regulators M&A Community banks Disputes and judgments

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Cornerstone CU in Iowa Partners with Marketplace Lender

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Cornerstone Community Credit Union in Des Moines, Iowa, has partnered with the online marketplace lender LendingPoint to provide loan products for its members that struggle to qualify for traditional financing. breaking_news credit-unions marketplace-lending

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1 st National Bank Offers Multi-State FNB Cash Checking


1 st National Bank offers its FNB Cash Checking (2.50% APY, up to $35k) in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Dwolla to Exit Consumer Space, Focus on API Offerings

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As the Des Moines, Iowa-based company put it in a blogpost: Dwolla is no longer Read More. Dwolla, one of the elder statesmen of the fintech startup world, announced today it will leave the consumer space and focus on its offerings for businesses. The change will take place soon — Dec.

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Heartland to double size of western Texas operations with AimBank acquisition

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The Iowa company will pay $280 million to gain 25 branches and $1.2 billion in loans. Community banking M&A Growth strategies

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Heartland taps industry veteran to lead Wisconsin bank

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The Iowa company said Brent Giles, who was CEO of a bank that was recently sold, will run its Wisconsin Bank & Trust. C-suite Community banking M&A Recruiting Wisconsin

Equipment finance firm applies for industrial loan charter

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GreatAmerica Financial in Iowa is looking to form a bank so it can offer more products to small- and midsize companies. FDIC ILCs Community banks

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6 statehouse issues on bankers’ radar

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Bankers groups are keeping close tabs on a host of legislative and gubernatorial proposals, from prize-linked savings accounts in Iowa to rent control in Massachusetts to a slew of bills modeled after California's recently passed data privacy law.

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Podcast: Supporting Small Business Cashflows in the COVID Recovery

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Iowa Superintendent of Banking Jeff Plagge offers ideas for long-term solutions to get struggling businesses back on their feet after the lockdown.

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“Pull over and show me your smartphone”

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Yes, IOWA will do it first! I-O-What!? Technology Payments Blogs Beyond the Bank Mobile. 1Beyond the Bank

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Add character to marketing

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Iowa bank puts “Cash” behind its promotion efforts—and we’re not just talking money Community Banking Management Lines of Business HowTo. 1Community Banking

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Here Is Some Insight If You Should Open Or Close Branches?

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When it comes to states, Puerto Rico is underbanked with more than nine thousand people per branch, while Iowa is the most overbanked state at basically one branch for every thousand persons. There are approximately 94.5

Heartland Picks BMO Harris Banker to Lead Mortgage Group

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Heartland Financial USA in Dubuque, Iowa, has named Jack Lloyd president of its residential mortgage business. consumer-finance mortgage people ia community-banking

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SBA Emergency Loan Program Bombarded With Over 3 Million Applications


A hair salon owner with locations in Iowa and Nebraska said he hadn’t received any funds after weeks of waiting. After receiving over 3 million applications as the coronavirus pandemic continues, an emergency loan program helmed by the Small Business Association (SBA) is running low on funds.

Central Bancshares to Buy Brimfield Bank in Illinois

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Central Bancshares in Muscatine, Iowa, has agreed to buy Brimfield Bank in Brimfield, Ill. breaking_news community-banking ia dealmaking-strategy

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Fiserv Enables SNAP Online EBT Payment Acceptance For Grocers


In addition to New York, the program is now available for SNAP recipients in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Oregon and Washington. Fiserv Inc.,

PSCU Study Shows Overall Spending Down Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


In the eight states with no shelter-at-home orders – North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Utah – spending was still down, but by less.

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Blue Apron Hit With Employee Labor Lawsuit


The company is also being sued by an Iowa-based meat processing company, which claims Blue Apron failed to make good on a $26 million contract to purchase free-range chickens, which led to mass layoffs and the closure of a plant in Arkansas.

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Hy-Vee Says Customer Credit Card Info Was Compromised


Des Moines, Iowa-based supermarket chain Hy-Vee said credit card information for an undisclosed number of customers were exposed in a data breach, according to reports. “Hy-Vee

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Mattress Company Casper Teams Up With PLUS For CBD Gummies


They’ll be flavored blackberry tea and will be available in states across the country except Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

NJ Online Gaming Revenue Set To Grow 66 Pct This Year


Mobile betting, however, is only allowed in five: New Jersey, West Virginia, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Nevada per earlier reports. With blackjack and roulette on mobile phones, the growing market for online sports wagering in New Jersey has introduced gamblers to virtual casino games.

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15 Minutes With … Josh Guttau

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Josh Guttau in Iowa on making decisions with data. TS Banking Group in Treynor, Iowa. Josh Guttau believes that the long-term competitiveness of community banks will heavily depend on their having great analytical skills and technology. Josh Guttau. CEO and Chief Financial Officer.

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More States Join AG Facebook Investigation Led By NY 


The probe of Facebook, announced in September, is led by New York and includes Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. The Facebook probe announced by attorneys general in September now has 40 states signed on to investigate allegations of the social media giant’s anti-competitive practices, The Washington Post reported on Monday (Oct. Sources told Reuters that several state attorneys general met with U.S.

Should My Financial Institution Enter into This Interest Rate Swap?


She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Upper Iowa University. A rather common method for financial institutions to hedge earnings or value at risk is an interest rate swap transaction.

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