Data could open new lending markets to banks

Data could open new lending markets to banks

/ Technology
Everyone is talking about fintechs, but I contend banks still have the upper hand when it comes to controlling the most attractive segment of the lending market. Fintechs that are leveraging new avenues of data to identify loan prospects and quickly approve loans are generally reaching loan prospects who wouldn’t ...
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Recruiting at rural banks requires holistic approach

Recruiting at rural banks requires holistic approach

/ Leadership
Many aspects of industry consolidation are lamentable: Reduced access to services in sparsely populated areas and the diseconomies of scale ...
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ICBA goes bold with AI demo

ICBA goes bold with AI demo

The future, as they say, is here. Here being Nashville, Tenn., where on the second day of ICBA Live, the ...
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Playing catch-up with ‘bigs’ won’t serve community bankers well

Playing catch-up with ‘bigs’ won’t serve community bankers well

/ Meeting Coverage
The problem with community banks, according to a much criticized article in the Wall Street Journal, is that their ability ...
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Chronicles

First Premier to build new downtown Sioux Falls HQ

/ Chronicles
South Dakota’s First PREMIER Bank broke ground on a new main office and corporate headquarters at the northeast corner of ...
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Bankers’ Bank to offer new credit card origination service

/ Chronicles
Madison, Wis.-based Bankers' Bank is collaborating with MK Decision to bring the firm’s Credit Card Origination System™ to over 100 ...
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Bank confidence slips, survey says

/ Chronicles
Bank confidence has continued its year-long decline, and overall economic optimism is not high among bankers, according to a survey ...
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Iowa HC’s two brands post mixed market results

/ Chronicles
Iowa First Bancshares Corp., Muscatine, reported mixed results for 2018. The holding company’s net income of $2,311,000 for the year ...
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Pella to acquire Iowa State Savings Bank

/ Chronicles
Iowa’s Pella Financial Group, parent of Marion County State Bank of Pella, signed a deal with Duclarkee, Inc., to acquire ...
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UMB buys corporate trust business

/ Chronicles
Missouri’s UMB Bank is a buying the corporate trust division from Des Moines-based Bankers Trust ...
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People

Heartland names head of consumer banking

/ Promotions & New Hires
Kevin Karrels was named executive vice president – head of consumer banking for Heartland Financial USA, Inc., Dubuque, Iowa. He ...
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Associated promotes CHRO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Angie M. DeWitt was promoted to chief human resources officer from deputy CHRO at Associated Bank Green Bay. DeWitt, who ...
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Lake City Bank names CAO, finance SVP

/ Promotions & New Hires
Brok A. Lahrman has joined Lake City Bank, Warsaw, Ind., as senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer ...
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Opinion

Tough conversations can propel leaders

/ Leadership
Suzi Kalsow, PhD., of Bank Midwest outlines her approach to difficult conversations and the benefits that come from being able ...
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Community banks need to retain, grow role in payments system

/ Payments
Increasing competition from tech-based innovators demonstrates the importance of the payments system to the banking industry. Connect payments with information ...
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Ideas in housing finance

/ Technology
I received a solicitation in my personal mail recently. It was a letter from Unison, which offered me money based ...
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Community Relations

NBA establishes disaster relief fund

/ Community Relations
In response to historic flooding in the Cornhusker State, the Nebraska Bankers Association has created a disaster relief fund ...
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Iowa bankers chair Red Cross event

/ Community Relations
Iowa bankers Mick and Judy Guttau served recently as honorary chairs at the American Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland ...
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Community State gets students podcasting

/ Community Relations
Community State Bank, Union Grove, Wis., recently donated podcast equipment to support United Way’s LIFT initiative at Knapp Elementary School ...
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