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

Coronavirus fallout leads Wisconsin banks to terminate merger

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M&A Coronavirus Community banks WisconsinNicolet Bankshares said its lagging stock price would complicate efforts to complete its planned purchase of Commerce Financial.

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Nicolet quickly announces another Wisconsin acquisition

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies WisconsinThe company agreed to buy Advantage Community Bancshares weeks after announcing a deal for Commerce Financial.

Rideshare Rental Startup Expands In New York And Wisconsin


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 to sell insurance business for $265 million

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The Wisconsin regional said the funds will support loan growth, create an added capital buffer and support its dividend policy. Capital Insurance M&A Growth strategies Wisconsin

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 bank near Milwaukee

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies WisconsinThe company will pay $130 million for Commerce Financial Holdings.

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

Keeping On-Campus Credit Unions Competitive


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

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Three of the twenty are graduates or are presently enrolled Management People Feature3. 1Management

Midwest banks resist urge to loosen lending standards

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Community banking Commercial lending CRE Wisconsin Illinois IndianaEven in the face of soft loan demand, banks in the region have held firm on terms. That should position them well for the next economic downturn.

6 takeaways from bank M&A in 2019

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Community banking Regional banks M&A Credit unions Illinois Texas WisconsinThough there were several high-profile mergers of equals among bigger banks, deal activity rose only slightly, and the vast majority of transactions involved the smallest of institutions.

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

Willy Street Co-op Thinks Small To Get Big Results


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.

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

Farmers Bank Offers Top-Rate Kasasa Cash In 7 States


Farmers Bank's (IA) Free Kasasa Cash (3.00% APY, up to $25k) is available to residents of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Uber Of X: Rent-A-Ref, Sports Officials For Any Game Or Tournament


Based out of Riverside, California, the website (and soon-to-be mobile platform) has been working with leagues all over the state, as well as in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas. uber of x California Colorado Illinois Massachusetts new jersey New York referee referees rent-a-ref Texas Uber of X What's Hot WisconsinPerhaps the most overlooked person in any sport is the most important one: the referee.

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

Hello, Lending Season and Creditworthy Prospects - Goodbye, Credit Bureau Headaches

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After polar vortexes, icy commutes to work, and recent swings from 70-degree days back to an April snowstorm, we are more than ready to put another Wisconsin winter behind us.

Ixonia Bank in Wis. Promotes Lending Chief to President

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Mark Wierman, the chief lending officer at Ixonia Bank in Wisconsin, now has a second title: president. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy people corporate-governance wi community-banking

$1.3B Connexus CU joins Co-op ATM network

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Members of the Wausau, Wisconsin-based FI will gain surcharge-free access to 30,000 ATMs nationwide through their CU's new agreement with Co-op Financial Services

First Federal Bank in Wis. Snags New Chief from Bigger Bank

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First Federal Bank of Wisconsin in Waukesha has a new chief executive lined up. breaking_news people wi community-banking

Monona State to Buy Middleton Community Bank in Wis.

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Monona State Bank in Wisconsin has agreed to buy MBC Bankshares in Middleton, Wis. breaking_news community-banking m-a wi dealmaking-strategy

MetaBank, Fiserv To Issue Preloaded Visa Cards For Stimulus Payments


Reuters reported its sources confirmed MetaBank of South Dakota and Wisconsin-based Fiserv got the go-ahead following lobbying of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by payment industry groups. The U.S.

Hundreds Of Jobs Lost As Amazon Cuts Ties With Logistics Company


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Employee Spotlight: Kerri Gille

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Her drive from rural Wisconsin is an hour to and from Madison every day At 4:00 in the morning, most of us are still sound asleep. However, this longtime member of the image.works team is up and running, already reaching for her coffee.

For Taxpayers Looking For Stimulus Checks, IRS Site Leaves Them In Limbo


A Wisconsin family is waiting on both the stimulus checks and unemployment payments, having received neither thus far, only met with totally failed attempts to access the stimulus website.

Does NCUA’s Restructuring Plan Make CentsSense?

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Region 1 overseas the following states: federally insured credit unions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. NCUA announced Friday that it plans to shut down Region 1 as part of a restructuring of its operations. Region 3, based in Atlanta, is also marked for death.

Byline Bank to Buy Ridgestone Financial in Wis.

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Byline Bancorp in Chicago is expanding into Wisconsin with a deal to buy Ridgestone Financial Services in Brookfield, Wis., for $105 million in cash and stock. breaking_news community-banking wi dealmaking-strategy

Big Retail, Landlords Fight Over Rent At Closed Stores


However, some states like Ohio, Wisconsin and California have implemented policies making it harder for landlords to evict tenants for nonpayment during the pandemic.

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How a $1.3 Billion Institution Launched Its Own Digital Bank

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Here's the story behind IncredibleBank, the digital banking unit created by a modest traditional community bank based in Wisconsin. The post How a $1.3 Billion Institution Launched Its Own Digital Bank appeared first on The Financial Brand. Digital Banking Strategies Segmentation Strategies