How incubators help start-ups become bankable

How incubators help start-ups become bankable

/ Features
Business incubators provide support for businesses in the earliest stages of their existence. They provide space for ideas and inventions (the beginning of the business lifecycle) and access to working capital through pooled funds provided by banks, micro-credit financiers, venture capitalists, grants, and guaranteed loan programs. Wisconsin’s StartingBlock Madison and ...
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With core providers, breaking up can be hard

With core providers, breaking up can be hard

/ Technology
Aaron Silva is president of Paladin fs, a research firm that gathers data on core services (and other fintech products) ...
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Refined lending approach attuned to business lifecycles

Refined lending approach attuned to business lifecycles

/ Features
The best companies in your loan portfolio are likely the ones at capacity, providing stable and predictable return on investment ...
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Charter conversions not a concern for Otting

Charter conversions not a concern for Otting

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The number of national bank charters in the Midwest has dropped precipitously in the last decade. And while industry contraction ...
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Chronicles

ChoiceOne opens Rockford branch

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Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Bank is continuing its footprint expansion with an additional branch office in Rockford, Mich ...
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Associated to purchase Huntington’s Wisconsin branches

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Associated Bank, N.A., announced Dec. 11 it has reached an agreement to acquire the Wisconsin branch banking operations of The ...
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Lawyer from Iowa community bank named trust fellow

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Michel Nelson, senior vice president and trust officer at Iowa Savings Bank, Carroll, has been named a fellow of the ...
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First Midwest to merge with Bridgeview

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A pair of Chicago banks will merge in the first half of 2019. First Midwest Bancorp inked a deal to ...
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Student loan debtors want the gift of repayment

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As exciting as a new iPhone Xs Max might be, nearly three quarters of student loan debtors would rather receive ...
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Wisconsin bank sells branch to CU

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CCF Bank, a subsidiary of Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc., is selling its Rochester Hills, Mich., branch to Lake Michigan Credit ...
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People

Colorado banker honored for local contributions

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Andrew Trainor, regional president of southern Colorado’s Legacy Bank, has been selected as a 2019 Inductee into the Pueblo (Colo.) ...
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Fifth Third reworks post-merger Chicago operations

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Eric S. Smith, currently Chicago regional president of Fifth Third Bank, will transition to COO of the region once the ...
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Bank of Springfield president retiring

/ More News, Retirements
Michael L. McGlasson, president of Bank of Springfield, Ill., has announced his plan to retire effective December 31. He will ...
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Opinion

Bankers in a position to tackle student debt

/ Hiring & Retention
The student debt statistics are stunning: 45 million Americans hold $1.5 trillion in student loans, for example. This kind of ...
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SAAS delivery changes options for merchant payments

/ Technology
Richard McShirley has worked for years in the payments field and shared his thoughts on what banks need to be ...
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Personal branding offers benefits beyond increased recognition

/ Marketing
People pick their bank in part because they can reach their banker when needed. Why not convert that into a ...
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Community Relations

Northwest Bank supports humane society

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Employees from three Northwest Bank locations in Milford, Arnolds Park and Spirit Lake, Iowa, hosted an effort to raise money ...
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Westbury ends 2018 with $67,400 in grants

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Wisconsin’s Westbury Bank Charitable Foundation approved requests totaling $27,400 for the second funding cycle, totalling $67,400 in grants for 2018 ...
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Sound Community joins gender equity effort

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Seattle’s Sound Community Bank announced a partnership with 100% Talent, an employer-led gender equity initiative of Women’s Funding Alliance ...
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