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Data integrity and future-proofing data collection

/ Technology
Maintaining data integrity is crucial for compliance and regulatory reporting. Chief compliance officers bear a huge responsibility for data integrity ...
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The traits of a great leader: Do what you say you are going to do

/ Leadership
One of the quickest ways to lose trust with your team is by not following through. Our third great leadership ...
Navigate AI banking risks by focusing on customer authentication, vendor management

Navigate AI banking risks by focusing on customer authentication, vendor management

/ Technology
In the digital age, artificial intelligence has become a cornerstone of innovation in the banking sector, offering unprecedented opportunities for ...
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Not all BaaS partnerships are created equal

/ Technology
Not all fintech and bank partnerships — especially banking-as-a-service ones — are created equal. This was made clear by the ...

Chronicles

Bank CEO sentiments reach lowest mark in 8 months

/ Chronicles
Weak ag commodity prices, falling equipment sales and declining farm exports pushed the sentiment of bank CEOs to its lowest ...

Builder confidence remains stunted by inflation

/ Chronicles
Builder confidence in the new single-family home market remains stifled, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing ...

Illinois-based First Mid Insurance Group acquiring Missouri insurance agency

/ Chronicles
Mattoon, Ill.-based First Mid Insurance Group is expanding its footprint in Missouri by acquiring O'Fallon, Mo.-based Mid Rivers Insurance Group ...

Lack of training, education primary obstacles for workers seeking advancement

/ Chronicles
A lack of training or education is the primary obstacle to career advancement for more than half of employees pursuing ...

Consumer sentiment unchanged as uncertainty reigns

/ Chronicles
Consumer sentiment remained essentially unchanged for the second straight month in July, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of ...

Barr: Third-party relationships need closer monitoring

/ Chronicles
Banks should more closely monitor third-party relationships to prevent customer harm, said Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr ...

People

Waukesha State Bank hires Poulos as VP, commercial banking officer

/ Promotions & New Hires
Waukesha State Bank in Wisconsin hired Christopher Poulos as vice president and commercial banking officer ...

Star Bank names Katie Wahlquist president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Star Bank elected Katie Wahlquist to serve as president and chief strategy officer. Wahlquist was elected to ...

Starion Bank names interim CEO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Craig Larson, chair of the board of directors, was named interim CEO of Bismarck, N.D.-based Starion Bank while the search ...

Opinion

Blueprint already established for safe third-party relationships

/ Opinion
Any additional regulatory scrutiny must recognize that community banks are already laying the groundwork for safe and effective BaaS partnerships ...

Empowering relationship managers to grow the sales pipeline

/ Operations
The role of a relationship manager at a financial institution is more than client service; it’s also focused on building ...

How community banks can build successful cannabis banking programs

/ Operations
Banking the cannabis industry offers an attainable solution to the immediate challenges facing community banks in the United States ...

Community Relations

Associated Bank announces $441,000 in grants to local groups

/ Community Relations
Green Bay, Wis.-based Associated Banc-Corp recently announced it will invest $141,000 in three organizations across Green Bay and the broader ...

Wisconsin bank donates to hospital foundation, awards $25K in scholarships

/ Community Relations
Bank of Wisconsin Dells awarded $25,000 in scholarships to local graduates and donated $5,000 to the Reedsburg Area Medical Center ...

TS Bank to host small business pitch competition

/ Community Relations
Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank is partnering with economic development organization Advance Southwest Iowa and several other local companies again this ...