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Neighbors, city officials, bank rally to save couple from tax foreclosure
WBA Banker News Clips for January 30, 2015
Aretha Robertson has saved her home from foreclosure, thanks to a last-minute team effort by her neighbors, her alderman, the city of Milwaukee treasurer's office and a bank that didn't know her at all. Deputy Treasurer Jim Klajbor, a guy who...

Dane County foreclosures down 40% in December, marking 4th straight year of decline
WBA Banker News Clips for January 29, 2015
New foreclosures in Dane County finished a welcome four-year slide in December, dropping steeply for both the month and the year. A total of 36 foreclosures were filed in December, compared with 60 in December 2013, for a 40 percent...

Walker unveils UW cuts, Bucks arena funding plan
WBA Banker News Clips for January 28, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker on Jan. 27 released details of his plans to cut $300 million from the UW System while providing it more autonomy and to borrow $220 million to help fund a new Bucks arena in Milwaukee. Walker, who is set to release his state...

Democrats call for a budget repair bill to address looming $283 million shortfall
WBA Banker News Clips for January 27, 2015
Democrats are calling for Gov. Scott Walker to address a looming budget shortfall with a budget repair bill. Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, criticized Walker on Jan. 26 for his appearance at an event in Iowa with other...

Business Lending Drives Merger at La Crosse CU
WBA Executive Letter January 27, 2015
CitizensFirst Credit Union, Oshkosh, announced last week that it will be merging with Community Credit Union, La Crosse, which will result in an institution with more than $700 million in assets. This announcement comes...

Healthy banking industry continues to drive economic growth in Wisconsin
WBA Banker News Clips for January 26, 2015
In a recent editorial, WBA President and CEO Rose Oswald Poels described the current state of Wisconsin's banking industry and made predictions about the future. The editorial states...

Banks and the New State Legislative Session
The Pundit, January 26, 2015
Banks and the New State Legislative Session; Baldwin Praises Community Banker Appointment; Walker Visits With Bankers at Inaugural Ball; Magic Mondays with Cong. Pocan; Mark Your Calendars

CitizensFirst merging with La Crosse credit union
WBA Banker News Clips for January 23, 2015
CitizensFirst Credit Union will absorb La Crosse-based Community Credit Union through a merger announced Jan. 22. The merger will result in a credit union with more than 58,000 members and more than $700 million in combined assets. The merger...

2015 CLE Credits for Attorneys
Legal Resources, December 2014
View the most recent information regarding continuing legal education credit approved for certain WBA education and training programs...

WEDC chief cautions lawmakers to approach agency merger 'thoughtfully'
WBA Banker News Clips for January 22, 2015
The head of the state's flagship job creation agency told lawmakers Jan. 20 that merging two state economic development agencies would be easier than turning the old Commerce Department into a public-private agency. But Wisconsin Economic...

Cleaning House: Finance Edition
WBA Consumer Column, January 22, 2015
January may seem too early for spring cleaning, but it's a perfect time to dust off and organize your financial house. It can be difficult to determine what you need to keep and what you can get rid of, however. If organizing your home office is...

Supreme Court rejects challenge to debit card 'swipe fees' rules
WBA Banker News Clips for January 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 20 declined to hear a challenge to controversial debit card "swipe fee" rules, dealing a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high. The high court's refusal to hear...

Compliance Journal
January 2015
Read “Special Focus” for an overview on FAQs issued by FDIC regarding the identification, acceptance and reporting of brokered deposits. Next, turn to “Regulatory Spotlight” for Agencies’ semi-regulatory agendas and the annual adjustment to the...

Wisconsin home sales slip slightly, but prices increase in 2014
WBA Banker News Clips for January 20, 2015
Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin slipped slightly in 2014 while prices rose modestly, mixed results that analysts said are part of a return to stability in the housing market. A report Jan. 19 by the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows...

NCUA May Propose to Eliminate More Limits on MBLs
WBA Executive Letter January 20, 2015
The NCUA may propose a rule in 2015 to eliminate non-statutory limits on member business loans. NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz stated to...

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