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Wisconsin Bankers Advance Agenda in Washington
WBA Executive Letter March 31, 2015
Nearly thirty bankers traveled to Washington D.C. last week as part of the WBA Washington Conference which was held in conjunction with the ABA GR Summit. Badger State Bankers met with...

Dane County home buyer education classes see drop in participation
WBA Banker News Clips for March 31, 2015
Attendance at local first-time homebuyer education classes declined significantly last year, with nearly 25 percent fewer people participating, or 22 percent fewer households, compared with 2013 attendance, according to an annual report for the...

US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable
WBA Banker News Clips for March 30, 2015
The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since...

Workforce agencies creating plan for Wells Fargo workers
WBA Banker News Clips for March 27, 2015
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board this morning met to form a plan to help the 1,000 Milwaukee workers Wells Fargo & Co. will lay off in July. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo...

Man killed before Wis. trooper shooting ID'd
WBA Banker News Clips for March 26, 2015
Trooper Trevor Casper, 21, of Kiel, was pursuing Steven Timothy Snyder around 5:30 p.m. CT in Fond du Lac. Snyder was suspected of robbing a bank in the small Marinette County village of Wausaukee earlier in the day, and may have also fatally...

Welcome to your March 25 Edition of The Pundit!
The Pundit, March 25, 2015
Rep. Duffy Call Operation Choke Point "Overreach"; Committee On Financial Institutions Passes Two Pro-Banking Bills; Exam Fairness Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate; National Trade Groups Ask CFPB For TILA-RESPA Grace Period; House Panel To Mark Up...

WBA Statement on the passing of Trooper Casper and recent bank robbery
WBA Press Release, March 25, 2015
On behalf of everyone in the banking industry, we extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fellow police officers of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper. He paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to his state and his...

Compliance Journal
March 2015
Read “Judicial Spotlight” for an overview of important court decisions regarding MLO compensation, Wisconsin’s notice/prejudice statutes, the sale of abandoned property and the forfeiture of previously collected fees by an unlicensed adjustment...

'Home equity' no longer an oxymoron
WBA Banker News Clips for March 25, 2015
Latest numbers show home equity lines of credit making a modest comeback. With home prices slowly increasing, consumer confidence rising and interest rates still low, home equity lines of credit are making a modest comeback in Wisconsin.

More Americans turn to tax refund advances
WBA Banker News Clips for March 24, 2015
Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed...

Exclusive Networking Forum from WBA and IBA
WBA Executive Letter March 24, 2015
The WBA is proud to introduce Executive Connections, a networking forum designed at the request of bank CEOs and presidents. Jointly sponsored with the Illinois Bankers Association, Executive Connections provides groups of...

On campaign trail, Scott Walker kick-starts Regular Joe image
WBA Banker News Clips for March 23, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leapt toward the front of the GOP presidential field in recent weeks in part by veering to the right on issues like immigration and talking tough about everything from unions to the Middle East. But what's also...

Facebook's free mobile payment app could shake up the market
WBA Banker News Clips for March 20, 2015
Smartphone apps that transfer money between users aren't new, but now that Facebook has entered the market, people are likely to pay more attention. The social media giant announced recently that it was adding a payment system to its Messenger...

Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises
WBA Banker News Clips for March 19, 2015
The Federal Reserve signaled March 18 that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows. At the same time, the Fed at least opened the door to a rate increase later...

Spring Cleaning for Your Finances
WBA Consumer Column for March 19, 2015
Spring is finally here! That means it's time to open up the windows, sweep out the garage, and do some spring cleaning. As you create your cleaning list of what needs dusting off and organizing, don't forget your finances. Not only does it help...

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