Apples-to-apples comparisons are less fruitful these days

Apples-to-apples comparisons are less fruitful these days

/ Marketing
To say banking is competitive today is a revelation as surprising as acknowledging that the Pope is Catholic. So why, then, are we still measuring success relative to a peer group that includes only banks that look like we do, act like we do, and operate in the same geography ...
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Open banking provides competitive edge

Open banking provides competitive edge

/ Technology
Bryan Wilken, chief information operating officer at Bank Midwest, based in Spirit Lake, Iowa, can be found online these days ...
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Lael Brainard

Cascading effects of climate change increasingly a Fed concern

/ Regulation
Climate change is already imposing substantial economic costs and is projected to have a profound effect on the economy … ...
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Security First Bank keeps moving with mobile branch

Security First Bank keeps moving with mobile branch

/ Features
In an era when mobile banking implies transactions conducted via smartphone, Security First Bank, Lincoln, continues to deliver critical banking ...
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Chronicles

WBA honors banker’s dozen

/ Chronicles
The Wisconsin Bankers Association honored twelve current and former bankers for their achievements in community service and civic engagement ...
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Blending tech with the human touch at TrailWest

/ Chronicles
When Rich Zins, president of TrailWest Bank, Lolo, Mont., received an email congratulating him on receiving the “Best Small Bank” ...
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Michigan bank board recognized for gender diversity

/ Chronicles
Independent Bank, Grand Rapids, Mich., was recognized in May for having three or more women on its corporate board of ...
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WBA announces leadership changes

/ Chronicles
The Wisconsin Bankers Association named Ken Thompson, president and CEO of Madison-based Capitol Bank, as its 2021-2022 chair ...
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Full employment to return next year, ABA forecast says

/ Chronicles
Robust growth in a recovering U.S. economy should lead to unemployment returning to normal levels in 2022, according to an ...
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Illinois trust companies merge

/ Chronicles
Midland States Bancorp, Inc., Effingham, Ill., announced its acquisition of ATG Trust Company, Chicago ...
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People

Dubuque bank names president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Tyson Leyendecker has been named president and CEO of Iowa's Dubuque Bank & Trust, effective July 1.  ...
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Long named OCB market president

/ Promotions & New Hires
One Community Bank in Oregon, Wis., has promoted Thomas Long to market president of its Sun Prairie, Wis., location ...
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ABA names chief economist

/ Promotions & New Hires
Sayee Srinivasan has been named chief economist and head of research for the American Bankers Association ...
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Opinion

What you can protect… and what you can’t

/ Technology
The rise in ransomware attacks among financial institutions has shown no signs of slowing down. Cybersecurity threats have been rampant ...
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Hey buddy, who are you calling fungible?

/ Technology
Join me now for another trip into the beyond, to the world of international mystery, art, crime, computers and (probably) ...
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Don’t let perfection be a roadblock to progress

/ Leadership
A fourth-generation community banker recently shared a piece of advice she got from her father. There are times and situations, ...
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Community Relations

WBF awards scholarships

/ Community Relations
The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation has handed out four scholarships totaling $2,000 to college students in the state ...
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Centier donates to Boys and Girls Club

/ Community Relations
Indiana’s Centier Bank recently presented a $75,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana as part of ...
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Indiana bank funds education expansion

/ Community Relations
The Bippus State Bank in Huntington, Ind., recently donated $25,000 towards the development of the Heartland Adult Education Career Center ...
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