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Appleton police release bank robbery video
WBA Banker News Clips for July 3, 2015
Appleton police released video from a June 18 bank robbery. The robbery occurred at First National Bank, 835 W. Northland Ave. The suspect is...

Joint Finance Committee Wraps Up State Budget Work
WBA The Pundit, July 3, 2015
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) reconvened yesterday (July 2), after a month-long hiatus, to take their final votes on the 2015-2017 state...

Scott Walker set to file papers to run for president today
WBA Banker News Clips for July 2, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker is set to file papers July 2 to run for president, an aide says.

Republicans reach deal to end Wisconsin budget impasse
WBA Banker News Clips for July 1, 2015
Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal on a new state budget that drops a financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium and changes to the prevailing wage law, co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee said June 30. Joint...

Assembly GOP releases details on arena, prevailing wage, foreclosures
WBA Banker News Clips for June 30, 2015
Confirming that Wisconsin's budget will not be signed before the July 1 deadline, Assembly Republicans sought to restart the stalled measure with new details on key sticking points like the Milwaukee Bucks arena deal. June 29, the public got to...

A New Look for the New WBA
WBA Executive Letter June 30, 2015
The Wisconsin Bankers Association has served the state's banking industry for nearly 125 years, and while the tools your association uses to promote and defend banking have changed over the years, our...

Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that
WBA Banker News Clips for June 29, 2015
On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. But instead of splitting all the weekend's activities evenly throughout the trip, one person paid for everything. Then, later they...

Supreme Court: Discrimination includes policies that have 'disparate impact' on minorities
WBA Banker News Clips for June 26, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that businesses and government can be held liable for violating the Fair Housing Act even if they didn't intentionally discriminate against minorities. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that policies that have a...

Aldermen pass measure targeting zombie houses
WBA Banker News Clips for June 25, 2015
An ordinance that - Scooby Doo-style - unmasks the ghosts in control of zombie houses was approved by the Milwaukee Common Council on June 23. The measure also requires lenders to give the city a heads-up when residential properties near foreclosure.

Cool Tips to Save Money at Home this Summer
WBA Consumer Column for June 25, 2015
As the temperature rises, energy bills, water bills and a host of other home-related costs go up, too. Here are a few ideas for how to stretch your household budget this summer.

Welcome to the "Take Action!" edition of The Pundit!
The Pundit for June 25, 2015
WBA Foreclosure Bill to Address New Zombie Property Ordinance; WBA Letter to WI Congressional Delegation Requests DFA Changes; SCOTUS Delivers Decision on Disparate Impact; Grassroots Advocacy Alerts!; CFPB Delays TRID: WBA Creates Resource for...

State Rep. Kapenga wins Wisconsin Senate primary in heavily GOP Waukesha district
WBA Banker News Clips for June 24, 2015
State Rep. Chris Kapenga of Delafield is headed to a general election to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow, who is leaving his seat to work as Waukesha County executive. Kapenga beat technical college administrator and former police sergeant Brian...

Wausau-based bank will open Middleton branch on Tuesday
WBA Banker News Clips for June 23, 2015
A Wausau bank with plans to expand in Wisconsin is set to open a newly built, modern-approach branch in Middleton on June 23. The River Valley Bank branch will feature employees who open the door for customers and bankers who help them by using...

“How a Bank Works” Free Infographic Available
WBA Executive Letter June 23, 2015
Developed for the WBA Capitol Day event, this free infographic is now available digitally to WBA members. Potential uses for the infographic include distribution...

Compliance Journal
June 2015
Read “Special Focus” for an interagency policy statement which financial institutions are encouraged to use to establish standards for assessing diversity policies and practices within the institution. Next, turn to “Regulatory Spotlight” for an...

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