Mythbusting digital lending

Mythbusting digital lending

/ Technology
Chris Rentner, director of digital lending for Velocity Solutions, LLC and founder and former CEO of Akouba, remembers a time when digital lending for banks seemed like a pipe dream. “If I look back at 2015 when the company [Akouba] wasn’t really even being promoted, everyone was telling us that ...
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Communities need a good bank and a good newspaper

Communities need a good bank and a good newspaper

/ Opinion
People have long talked about the demise of banking. And in the last decade, talk has ramped up on the ...
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Associated Bank eyes a profitable horizon

Associated Bank eyes a profitable horizon

/ Features
At the end of 2018, Green Bay, Wis.-based Associated Bank announced it would acquire 32 Wisconsin branches of Huntington National ...
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Understanding behaviors leads to informed predictions

Understanding behaviors leads to informed predictions

/ The Economy
In the future, it is predicted that bankers with the best understanding of behaviors and emotions will create a new ...
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Chronicles

Reg relief is pillar of FDIC chair’s agenda

/ Chronicles
FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams stressed the importance of reg relief for community banks, saying she doesn’t think Basel should apply ...
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Meloy to lead Wisconsin Bankers

/ Chronicles
Mark Meloy, CEO of First Business Bank, Madison, has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 chair of the Wisconsin ...
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Wintrust buying STC Capital Bank

/ Chronicles
Chicago’s Wintrust bank is adding to its footprint in the area with its acquisition of a bank on the western ...
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Purdue, Indiana banks join for banking concentration

/ Chronicles
Members of the Indiana banking community presented a donation of $135,000 to Purdue University Northwest at a PNW Banking Program ...
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United Iowa buys Heritage branches

/ Chronicles
Ida Grove-based United Bank of Iowa has signed a deal with Heritage Bank, N.A., Spicer, Minn., to purchase six of ...
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Missouri banks merging

/ Chronicles
Kansas City-based Academy Bank has inked a deal to acquire KCB Bank, Gladstone, Mo. The $255 million KCB has four ...
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People

First Federal names pair of executive officers

/ Promotions & New Hires
First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha, named Brian McManus SVP of lending and Michelle Haslam SVP of operations; both were ...
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Sturgis names new director

/ Directorships
Jason Halling joined the boards of Sturgis Bancorp, Inc., and Sturgis Bank & Trust Company, both of Sturgis, Mich ...
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Bremer names EVP of financial solutions

/ Promotions & New Hires
St. Paul-based Bremer Financial Corporation recently named Travis Hoaglund its executive vice president of financial solutions, effective immediately ...
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Opinion

ERM: Not just for the ‘bigs’

/ Operations
It used to be that the banking regulatory community gave you a pass on having a formalized and documented ERM ...
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Seven podcasts explore fintech

/ Technology
As fintech opportunities evolve, staying on top of the latest trends, offerings and regulations requires keeping a finger on the ...
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Are you a leader in the making?

/ Leadership
Some people may think that being a leader is an easy task and it’s not. They only focus on the outside, perceived benefits of leaders ...
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Community Relations

S.D. Junior Achievement gets boost from Dacotah

/ Community Relations
Dacotah Bank pledged $2,500 to Junior Achievement of South Dakota for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year for the Brookings and ...
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Wisconsin banks back finlit scholarship

/ Community Relations
The Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt held its inaugural Money Smart Essay Contest for high school seniors in southwest Wisconsin ...
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Indiana bank picks up community outreach award

/ Community Relations
The inaugural "C2C" Award, showcasing exceptional community bank outreach during 2018, was presented to Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Ind ...
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