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Wisconsin Banker
October 2014
The October issue of Wisconsin Banker is now online. Featured articles include: Keys to Compliance Success; Individual Grassroots Efforts Impact the Entire Banking Industry; 2014 Election Preview...

Who can put a stop to data breaches?
WBA Banker News Clips for September 29, 2014
BizTimes recently published an opinion editorial by Rose Oswald Poels, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association: "As more and more data breaches occur, every participant in the U.S. payment system must equally share the...

Fewer Milwaukee area homes 'under water,' new report shows
WBA Banker News Clips for September 26, 2014
The number of Milwaukee-area homes that are "under water" - worth less than the balance of their mortgage - continued to shrink over the past year as the housing market improved. The real estate data firm CoreLogic said 13.6% of residential...

Protect Your Financial Data: Monitor Your Credit Report!
WBA Consumer Column for September 25, 2014
Do you know your current credit score? When was the last time you checked your credit report? Your credit score affects many aspects of your life, including interest rates on large purchases, obtaining loans, renting an apartment and even...

MobCraft crowdfunding stock sale begins
WBA Banker News Clips for September 25, 2014
It's been three months since Madison craft brewery MobCraft Beer filed papers to use Wisconsin's new crowdfunding law and on Wednesday, stock sales finally began, making MobCraft the first company in Wisconsin to use the new law.

HSA Bank to gain $1.3 billion of deposits in Chase deal
WBA Banker News Clips for September 24, 2014
Webster Financial Corp., parent company of Webster Bank N.A., has announced a deal to acquire the health savings account business from JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. As a result, Sheboygan-based HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, will take on the...

Welcome to your 40 Days Until Election Day edition of The Pundit!
The Pundit, September 24, 2014
GRC Sets 2015-2016 Legislative Agenda; WBA Political Fundraising Update; Visit WBA's Online Elections Headquarters; Think Your Vote Doesn't Matter?; The Pundit Quote...

Milwaukee may double number of brokers selling tax-foreclosed homes
WBA Banker News Clips for September 23, 2014
Milwaukee will follow up a private-sector experiment this year and enlist additional real estate brokers in 2015 to sell tax-foreclosed properties. The five brokers used this year are closing in on a goal of selling 100 of the homes.

WBA Endorses Sennholz for FHLBC Board
WBA Executive Letter September 23, 2014
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) has sent ballots for its 2014 Election of Member and Independent Directors. The WBA Board voted at its June meeting to continue its previous endorsement of William Sennholz, Forward Financial Bank,...

Compliance Journal
September 2014
Read “Special Focus” for an article regarding the Wisconsin Department of Revenue issuing continuous levy orders and an overview of recent interagency guidance on unfair or deceptive credit practices. Next, turn to “Regulatory Spotlight” for...

Most banks waiting to reissue cards in wake of Home Depot data breach
WBA Banker News Clips for September 22, 2014
A few banks are starting to reissue credit and debit cards to consumers whose card info was stolen in Home Depot's massive data breach, but many Wisconsin banks are still waiting for more information or won't say what they're doing to protect...

282,000 card numbers from Wisconsin Home Depot breach for sale online
WBA Banker News Clips for September 19, 2014
More than 282,000 credit and debit card numbers stolen from Wisconsin stores during the recent Home Depot data breach have been offered for sale on the black market, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation has found. The malware that caused...

Latest Marquette poll shows Walker, Burke tied
WBA Banker News Clips for September 18, 2014
The race for governor between incumbent Republican Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke is tied among registered voters, according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday. They each have 46% of the...

Latest Marquette poll could shed light on close governor's race
WBA Banker News Clips for September 17, 2014
The state of the governor's race will come into sharper focus over the noon hour Sept. 17 with the release of the latest Marquette University Law School Poll. Poll director Charles Franklin and moderator Mike Gousha will review poll results...

Farmers expecting bumper crops of corn, soybeans
WBA Banker News Clips for September 16, 2014
Wisconsin farmers are expected to harvest bumper corn and soybean crops despite a late start to the growing season, and provided the first killing frost doesn't come too soon. Nearly three quarters of the state's corn crop was reported in good...

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