Regulators work through crisis with bankers

Regulators work through crisis with bankers

/ Chronicles
Regulators are reducing exam schedules, making it easier for banks to do business online, waiving notification requirements and taking other steps to make it easier for bankers to serve as many customers as possible during a crisis that has plunged the nation into recession ...
Read More
More ways businesses may regret getting stimulus loans

More ways businesses may regret getting stimulus loans

/ Operations
It the bank knows a business personally, the face time will be worth it. Digital applications will, this time, take ...
Read More
COVID-19 and the looming ransomware threat

COVID-19 and the looming ransomware threat

/ Technology
In today’s uncertain workplace reality, C-suite executives at financial institutions seem to have an endless list of urgent priorities requiring ...
Read More
No time for timidity

No time for timidity

/ Leadership
Maybe some good came out of the financial crisis of 2008 — that is, lessons about how to handle another ...
Read More

Chronicles

Unity Bank buys First Citizens in Montana

/ Chronicles
Augusta, Wis.-based Unity Bank has completed its acquisition of First Citizens Bank of Polson, Mont., its first office in the ...
Read More

Deals called off amid pandemic

/ Chronicles
A pair of recently announced bank M&A deals, including one involving a credit union, have been put on ice during ...
Read More

Three of four banks restructuring farm loans

/ Chronicles
Almost three quarters of respondents to the monthly the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index survey have restructured farm loans to ...
Read More

Otting to leave OCC

/ Chronicles
Joseph Otting plans to resign from his position as Comptroller of the Currency. His last day will be May 29 ...
Read More

Security Financial to buy Jackson County Bank

/ Chronicles
Durand, Wis.-based Security Financial Services Corporations has agreed with Wisconsin Bank Services, Inc., to acquire its subsidiary Jackson County Bank, ...
Read More

DCI names first female president

/ Chronicles
Data Center Inc., Hutchinson, Kan., named Sarah Fankhauser the company’s first female president in its history, and announced its acquisition ...
Read More

People

QCR, Bank First name directors

/ Directorships
QCR Holdings, Molin, Ill., and Bank First, Manitowoc, Wis., added new directors to their boards ...
Read More

First State in Bayport names president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Jason Howard has been named president of First State Bank & Trust, Bayport, Minn., as part of the bank’s planned ...
Read More

Wisconsin Bank & Trust hires new CEO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Madison, Wis., a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA Inc., hired Brent Giles as its new CEO ...
Read More

Opinion

#QuickTakes: Brian Love

/ #QuickTakes
Brian Love, head of depository search with The Travillian Group, lays out how the pandemic is affecting HR and staffing, ...
Read More

#QuickTakes: Dwight Larsen

/ #QuickTakes
Dwight Larsen, president/CEO of United Bankers' Bank in Bloomington, Minn., shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has changed the ...
Read More

Six feet of separation scraps interactions, postpones shows

/ Operations
By March 31, three out of four Americans worked from home. Bank lobbies were locked, phone lines redirected, video chats ...
Read More

Community Relations

Security Financial stocks shelves

/ Community Relations
Area food pantries will be able to buy more food for those in need in five area communities thanks to ...
Read More

First Farmers gives food banks a boost

/ Community Relations
Converse, Ind.-based First Farmers Bank & Trust, in partnership with pork producers and processors throughout the state, has initiated a ...
Read More

Kerndt Brothers Bank makes a splash

/ Community Relations
Kerndt Brothers Bank in Lansing, Iowa, recently announced a donation of $5,000 to support the New Albin Improvement League’s Splash ...
Read More