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 their attention. Recent reports have shown that there is an urgent, evolving worry that financial institutions must confront: cybersecurity, and specifically, the threat of ransomware ...
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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 ...
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Let’s fight the good fight together

Let’s fight the good fight together

/ Opinion
We know you are now working long and hard to help the economy recover; you are fighting for businesses across ...
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#QuickTakes: Jack Kasel

#QuickTakes: Jack Kasel

/ #QuickTakes
Jack Kasel, sales development expert for Anthony Cole Training Group, weighs in on where the opportunities are today, what relationship-building ...
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Chronicles

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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Money laundering takes on unexpected meaning

/ Chronicles
The shift away from cash was already well underway before the pandemic caused Americans to become hypervigilant about the spread ...
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Progressive Ozark opening branch in Licking

/ Chronicles
Missouri’s Progressive Ozark Bank, Salem, is opening a branch in Licking, Mo., in a building formerly occupied by a branch ...
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People

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 ...
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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 ...
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McDonald to lead SBA’s Minnesota district

/ Promotions & New Hires
The Small Business Administration has selected Brian McDonald to be the district director of its Minnesota District Office ...
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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, ...
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#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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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