Hayward Bancshares is latest Wisconsin bank to find a buyer

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The company's pending sale to Frandsen Financial marks the 12th bank deal announced this year involving a seller in Wisconsin. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Wisconsin

Partnership Community latest Wisconsin bank being sold

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Bank First's deal for Partnership is the third Wisconsin bank merger announced this week. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Wisconsin

Wisconsin banks announce plans to merge

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies WisconsinGreenwoods Financial will have $270 million in assets when it buys Fox River Financial.

Wisconsin credit unions, banks get legal win in collections case

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a "narrow interpretation" of a state-level consumer-protection law that maintains lenders' rights to collect debts without fear of being sued for damages. Debt collection Litigation Lawsuits Jim Nussle CUNA Wisconsin

Citizens Community to enter new Wisconsin market with latest acquisition

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital WisconsinThe company will top $1 billion in assets after it buys the parent of F&M Bank in Tomah, Wis.

First Midwest to buy Wisconsin wealth management firm

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Community banking M&A RIAs Illinois WisconsinNorthern Oak Wealth Management is a registered investment adviser with $800 million in assets under management.

Associated buying dozens of Wisconsin branches from Huntington

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M&A Regional banks Branch deals Branch network WisconsinAssociated will gain low-cost deposits and branches in 13 new markets after the deal closes.

Rideshare Rental Startup Expands In New York And Wisconsin

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The company, which is in 29 states, is growing — it added New York City and Madison, Wisconsin, to its roster of cities in 2017. Beyond TLC-plated cars, the company also provides renters with the ability to run luxury cars so they can drive for Uber Black or Lyft Premier — as well as niche players like RideAlfred , which provides professional black car drivers in Wisconsin. Many, but not all, cars meet Uber and Lyft’s standards.

Associated closing 17 Wisconsin branches

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Associated Banc-Corp in Green Bay, Wis., said Wednesday that it will close 17 branches as part of a previously announced deal to buy 32 branches from Huntington Bancshares. Branch network Branch banking Branch deals

Credit union to buy Peoples Bank in Wisconsin

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Credit unions M&A Community banking Michigan WisconsinAdvia Credit Union in Parchment, Mich., has agreed to buy Peoples Bank in Elkhorn, Wis.

Bank First to expand Wisconsin operations with latest acquisition

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Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies WisconsinBank First has agreed to pay $76 million in cash and stock for Waupaca Bancorp. The company should have nearly $1.8 billion in assets when it completes the deal.

Bank Mutual in Wisconsin plans to shed 10% of its branches

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The company will sell five branches in Wisconsin to an unnamed buyer. Branch network Branch deals Revenue and expenses WisconsinIt also plans to close two locations.

Associated to buy Bank Mutual in merger of large Wisconsin banks

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Community banking Regional banks M&A Earnings Capital WisconsinThe $482 million deal would be Associated's first bank acquisition since June 2007.

Associated adding heft near St. Louis with First Staunton acquisition

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The Wisconsin regional agreed to buy the parent of First National Bank in Staunton for $76 million in cash. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Wisconsin Illinois Missouri

BMO Harris Sells Wisconsin Branches to Real Estate Firm

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BMO Harris Bank in Chicago has agreed to sell 31 Wisconsin branches to a California real estate investment trust. breaking_news national-regional retail-branch-strategies branch-deals il wi dealmaking-strategy

Regulators Close Wisconsin Bank in First Failure of 2016

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The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions closed the $67.1 million-asset North Milwaukee State Bank on Friday. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy community-banking wi law-regulation

Nicolet to Buy First Menasha in Wisconsin

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Nicolet Bankshares in Green Bay, Wis., has agreed to buy First Menasha Bancshares in Neenah, Wis. breaking_news community-banking m-a wi dealmaking-strategy

CUNA, Wisconsin League file brief in WI Supreme Court

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CUNA and the Wisconsin Credit Union League filed an amicus brief Friday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court supporting a narrow interpretation of the Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA). Plaintiff’s attorneys in Wisconsin have been targeting lenders, including credit unions, with litigation under the WCA. Compliance/Regulation Industry News CUNA CUNA News Wisconsin Credit Union League Wisconsin Supreme Court

The similar challenges facing these different niche lenders

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County Bancorp is a small dairy lender in Wisconsin with an exposure to milk prices, and Bank OZK is a larger bank in Arkansas coping with out-of-market real estate trends. Earnings Ag lending Community banking Arkansas Wisconsin

Wisconsin League backs dual membership

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The Wisconsin Credit Union League board of directors said it affirmed its commitment to CUNA/league dual membership, according to a prepared statement released by the league Tuesday. The post Wisconsin League backs dual membership appeared first on CUInsight.

Latest credit union deal to buy bank adds fuel to simmering policy fight

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A Wisconsin credit union's agreement to acquire a small Chicago bank, the eighth credit union-bank deal this year, led bankers to once again call for policymakers to slow the trend. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Illinois Wisconsin

Higher-yielding loans contribute to Associated's 78% profit spike

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An improved net interest margin helped offset a slight decrease in fee income at the Wisconsin company. Community banking Earnings Revenue and expenses Wisconsin

Associated warns of a shrinking loan book in fourth quarter

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The Wisconsin company expects outstanding loans to decreased from current levels, particularly due to paydowns tied to commercial real estate loans. Regional banks Earnings CRE Credit quality Wisconsin

Madison’s a tough nut for banks to crack

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The small Wisconsin city features a vibrant economy, low employment and a growing population, but banks that want to buy their way into the market have their work cut out. Community banking M&A Credit unions Deposits Commercial lending Wisconsin

Mackinac to Buy Niagara Bancorp. in Wisconsin

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Mackinac Financial in Manistique, Mich., has agreed to buy Niagara Bancorp. in Niagara, Wis. breaking_news community-banking mi dealmaking-strategy

Citizens Community in Wisconsin Hires New Chief

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The $602 million-asset company said in a press release Friday that Stephen Bianchi was tapped to replace Edward Schaefer, who resigned in May. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy people wi community-banking

First Business in Wisconsin Hires COO

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First Business Financial Services in Madison, Wis., has appointed David Seiler as chief operating officer. The $1.8 billion-asset holding company said Seiler will start in the newly created role on April 18. breaking_news wi people community-banking

Massive fraud scheme victimizes Wisconsin’s fourth largest credit union

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A federal judge in Chicago sentenced Nikesh Patel to 25 years in prison Tuesday for running a $179 million fraud scheme that victimized financial institutions, including Wisconsin’s fourth largest credit union. billion University of Wisconsin Credit Union in Madison, said the credit union’s net loss is expected to total $22.9 The post Massive fraud scheme victimizes Wisconsin’s fourth largest credit union appeared first on CUInsight.

Associated plans to close 36 branches when it buys Bank Mutual

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The Wisconsin company plans to shutter half of Bank Mutual's branches, including seven in Milwaukee. M&A Community banking Regional banks Branch network Expense management Revenue and expenses Wisconsin

Credit Union to Buy Peoples Bank in Wisconsin

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Advia Credit Union in Parchment, Mich., has agreed to buy Peoples Bank in Elkhorn, Wis. breaking_news community-banking mi wi dealmaking-strategy

University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking has strong showing in Banking Exchange Top 20

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Keeping On-Campus Credit Unions Competitive

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Credit unions thwart Wisconsin payday loan provision

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Credit unions and banks in Wisconsin together urged Governor Scott Walker to veto a part of the state’s budget that could have, they said, sharply increased the numbers of services the state’s payday lenders could provide. by: David Morrison.

House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Landmark Credit Union in Wisconsin

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The post House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Landmark Credit Union in Wisconsin appeared first on CUInsight. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) visited Landmark CU, New Berlin, Wis., this month, meeting with the leadership team and taking a tour of the administrative offices.

North Shore Bank to Buy Layton Park Financial in Wisconsin

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North Shore Bank in Brookfield, Wis., has agreed to buy Layton Park Financial Group in West Allis, Wis. breaking_news community-banking m-a wi dealmaking-strategy

Nicolet in Wisconsin Quickly Scraps Co-CEO Model

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Nicolet Bankshares in Green Bay, Wis., disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday that Robert Cera, who had shared the chairman, president and chief executive roles with Bob Atwell, was no longer at the company. breaking_news people dealmaking-strategy community-banking

Fiserv hit with lawsuit from small Pennsylvania credit union

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Litigation Lawsuits Finance and investment-related court cases Technology Core systems Fiserv Wisconsin PennsylvaniaThe tech company denied allegations from Bessemer System Federal Credit Union regarding security issues and other problems with Fiserv's services.

FDIC fines Wisconsin bank and other lenders for overcharging military members

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The regulator said that the Bank of Lake Mills, Freedom Stores and Military Credit Services violated the FTC Act. Consumer lending Penalties and fines FDIC FTC CFPB

Ex-JPM regional exec to join Wis. community bank

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has hired the head of JPMorgan Chase’s Wisconsin-Minnesota market as its president. Community banking Recruiting JPMorgan Chase Minnesota WisconsinJohnson Bank in Racine, Wis.,

Associated in Wis. to buy risk management consultant

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Regional banks M&A Risk management Insurance Wisconsin MinnesotaAnderson Insurance & Investment Agency in Minneapolis also specializes in workers' compensation services.

Former Baylake CEO hired for key post at Greenwoods Financial in Wisconsin

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Robert Cera will be responsible to bringing in more business near Milwaukee. Succession planning Recruiting Lending

Richard Urfer, capital markets trailblazer at three big banks, dies at 82

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Obituaries Financial regulations Capital markets Banking Wisconsin New JerseyUrfer co-founded a business with the banking automation pioneer John Diebold, worked for Chase Manhattan and other major banks, and played an important role in the Nixon administration, phasing out exchange controls.

Willy Street Co-op Thinks Small To Get Big Results

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Enter Willy Street Co-op — a small retailer in Wisconsin perhaps making a big step toward bridging the gap between what customers want and what the grocery marketplace supports. Everybody eats.