Minnesota family banks combine

Minnwest Bank, Redwood Falls, Minn.,  and Security State Bank of Lewiston, Minn., have agreed to merge. Completion is expected in the third quarter. [Continue]

Kansas bank closes two mergers

Equity Bank, Witchita, Kan., has completed a merger with First National Bank of Liberal/Hugoton, Liberal, Kan., and Adams Dairy Bank, Blue Springs, Mo. [Continue]

Iowa bank expanding in Denver

In advance of an official announcement, MidWestOne Bank, Iowa City, Iowa, revealed plans to expand its year-old operation in Denver. [Continue]

CFPB settles with TCF

TCF National Bank has settled with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over allegations it “tricked” consumers into enrolling in its overdraft protection program. [Continue]

Top performers share how they produce enviable results

100 dollar bill on a spoon against white background with the words "Secret Sauce?"

What’s the recipe for becoming a high-performing bank? Industry meeting organizers often bring in consultants who promise to reveal the secret. Almost all of them talk about great customer service, a disciplined credit culture, innovation and good leadership. Is that all there is? [Continue]

Minnesota banker aces accelerated succession

Anita Drentlaw always knew being involved with the family bank was a career possibility – she’s been attending industry meetings since her pre-kindergarten days – but her path to the corner office at New Market Bank wasn’t supposed to happen quite as quickly as it did. [Continue]

Kansas lender tackles the complex deal

Caleb Sekavec brings an outlook steeped in a competitive and propitious spirit to his role as senior vice president and commercial/ag loan officer at First National Bank, Garden City, Kan. [Continue]