Technology is altering the way Americans pay

Technology is altering the way Americans pay

/ Features
Go to watch the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons or MLS’s Atlanta United FC play a game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and be prepared to use a credit or debit card or your phone to pay for everything. Whether you want a burger or a jersey, your cash is useless.  ...
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2019 as crystal ball

2019 as crystal ball

/ Opinion
Looking ahead with accuracy depends on getting a clear picture of the past. As 2019 closes, it is worth recalling ...
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South Dakotan is steadying force for good

South Dakotan is steadying force for good

/ Features
The opioid epidemic washing across the country has impacted thousands of lives, including those of children in the Sioux Falls ...
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Minnesota leader paves path at Bell Bank

Minnesota leader paves path at Bell Bank

/ Features
Erin Procko is no stranger to trail blazing: she is the first female market president at Bell Bank, one of ...
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Chronicles

Heartland Bank enters Ky. and Cincinnati market

/ Chronicles
Heartland BanCorp, Whitehall, Ohio, the holding company for Heartland Bank, agreed to acquire Victory Community Bank, Fort Mitchell, Ky ...
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Banks pull in $57.4 billion in the third quarter

/ Chronicles
The 5,256 commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC made $57.4 billion in aggregate net income in third ...
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Fargo bank opens grocery branches

/ Chronicles
Gate City Bank, Fargo, N.D. will open five new offices inside community-based grocery stores throughout Minnesota and North Dakota in ...
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South Dakota bank breaks ground

/ Chronicles
American Bank & Trust, Wessington Springs, S.D., broke ground for a new branch in Sioux Falls for its 14th location ...
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S.D. holding company sells community banking division

/ Chronicles
Meta Financial Group, Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D., reached an agreement to sell its community bank division to Central Bank, Storm ...
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Customers more satisfied with banks than CUs, report shows

/ Chronicles
For the first time since the inception of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, banks had a higher customer satisfaction than ...
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People

UMACHA’s Fred Laing II passes away

/ Obituaries
Fred Laing, II, former president and CEO of UMACHA, passed away suddenly Nov. 27 at his home in Elk River, ...
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Wis. bank appoints CFO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., Beloit, Wis., named Matthew McDonnell as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the company and ...
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Midland names CFO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Eric Lemke was named chief financial officer of Midland States Bancorp, Effingham, Ill., and its subsidiary Midland States Bank ...
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Opinion

CFPB chief argues against self-interest

/ Regulation
Kathleen Kraninger, the Trump-selected director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is emerging as a very intriguing public official. Criticized ...
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Database tech helps land new deposit accounts

/ Technology
ClickSwitch is a Minneapolis-based fintech with a simple goal: Make it easier for people to switch banks. The company started ...
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Aging populace informs monetary policy

/ The Economy
Demographic trends are reshaping the U.S. labor force, leading economists and policymakers to rethink the key macroeconomic parameters that drive ...
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Community Relations

Indiana bank gives back to its community

/ Community Relations
Jackson County Bank, Seymour, Ind., donated $10,000 to the Heritage Fund “Love Where you Live” campaign ...
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Midwest banks grant wishes, give tenners

/ Community Relations
Choice Bank, Fargo, N.D., is setting up “wishing wells” in its branches for community members while Iowa's State Savings Bank ...
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Iowa bank helps high schoolers with business pitch

/ Community Relations
Malvern Bank, Malvern, Iowa, mentored a team of high schools students to victory in a community college business-pitch competition.  ...
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