Consequences of trade disputes mounting

Consequences of trade disputes mounting

/ Agriculture
Chad Hart is an agriculture economist and assistant professor at Iowa State University, Ames. BankBeat columnist Justin Dullum talked to Hart about the mounting effects of trade negotiations on the ag industry and what might be in store for 2019 ...
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Undergraduate programs help industry develop talent

Undergraduate programs help industry develop talent

/ Features
Ask college students to consider a career in banking and most will automatically think Wall Street. But increasingly, colleges and ...
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Class size, session length make Barret unique

Class size, session length make Barret unique

/ Features
Ask bankers what they want from a graduate school of banking program, and they’ll tell you. That’s what Chris Kelley ...
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United Bankers’ Bank strikes deal to offer client banks new P2P payment app

United Bankers’ Bank strikes deal to offer client banks new P2P payment app

/ Chronicles
United Bankers’ Bank, Bloomington, Minn., and North American Banking Company, a Twin Cities-area community bank, have received approval from the ...
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Chronicles

Sauk Valley Bank buying two branches

/ Chronicles
Sterling, Ill.-based Sauk Valley Bank is buying a pair of branches from Illinois Bank & Trust, Rockford, which come with ...
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Hawthorn sells Branson office

/ Chronicles
Jefferson City, Mo.-based Hawthorn Bank has sold a branch in Branson, Mo., to Branson Bank, Branson. The deal included $10.6 ...
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State Bank of Cross Plains to buy Union Bank & Trust

/ Chronicles
State Bank of Cross Plains, Wis., has agreed to acquire Union Bank & Trust Co., Evansville, Wis.The $259 million Union ...
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Building renovation symbol of WBA progress

/ Chronicles
The Wisconsin Bankers Association will undertake a major remodeling of its building in Madison, WBA President and CEO Rose Oswald ...
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Wisconsin’s top bank regulator outlines priorities

/ Chronicles
Kathy Blumenfeld said the DFI will promote financial literacy, work to protect senior citizens from financial fraud, help students gain ...
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FDIC Chair prioritizes regulatory relief

/ Chronicles
The FDIC is working to reduce regulatory burden for community banks, said Chair Jelena McWilliams, who spoke to bankers and ...
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People

MetaBank names head of consumer lending

/ Promotions & New Hires
Jeff Aegerter has been named president of the consumer lending division at Sioux Falls-based MetaBank ...
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Former Iowa banker Neighbor passes away

/ Obituaries
Morris F. Neighbor, former owner of Farmers Sate Bank of Marion, Iowa, died Feb. 11. He served as CEO of ...
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Minnesota banks announce promotions

/ Promotions & New Hires
Merchants Bank, Winona, Minn., and Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Hutchinson, Minn., have announced promotions ...
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Opinion

Airline pioneer proves the power of simplicity

/ Leadership
We lost a giant in the business world when Herb Kelleher died on Jan. 3 at the age of 87 ...
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Farmer or farm worker? A critical distinction for CDC

/ Agriculture
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2016 on the suicide rate amongst farmers and discovered ...
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The trends, conditions and issues driving bank M&A

/ M&A
The number of FDIC-insured institutions in the United States was 5,670 as of March 31, 2018, down from 8,534 on ...
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Community Relations

Banking execs team to support kids’ charities

/ Community Relations
Representatives from 55 financial institutions and companies that serve them raised $34,330 for two Twin Cities nonprofits Feb. 13 ...
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WaterStone launches hospital partnership

/ Community Relations
For each Moola Moola Kids Savings account that is opened in 2019, WaterStone will make a $10 donation to Children’s ...
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UFMD on track to build on early successes

/ Community Relations
Bank and credit union executives will once again get the opportunity to set aside their differences to network, learn and ...
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