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Model Comment Letter for the CFPB's Proposed Rule on Short-Term Loans
September 30, 2016
WBA has created a Model Comment Letter for the CFPB's Proposed Rule on Short-Term Loans.

How is Donald Trump affecting statehouse races? Republicans, Democrats disagree
WBA Banker News Clips for September 30, 2016
Wisconsin Democrats smell opportunities for statehouse gains thanks to the same candidate that Republicans insist is giving their state legislative candidates a boost:

Trump rallies GOP faithful, attacks Clinton in Waukesha
WBA Banker News Clips for September 29, 2016
When it comes to campaigning in Wisconsin, Donald Trump is following the advice of former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson. Speaking to more than 1,000 supporters gathered Wednesday night at the Waukesha County Expo Center, Trump said that...

Build Your Nest Egg with 4 Keys to Retirement Savings
Consumer Column for September 29, 2016
Saving for retirement can seem like a daunting task. How do you know how much you need? What are the best ways to save money? When should you start withdrawing those savings? While the path to a comfortable retirement differs from person to...

Walker Touts 'Private Sector Solutions' To Student Debt
WBA Banker News Clips for September 28, 2016
Gov. Scott Walker touted a new private sector initiative that makes more Wisconsin residents eligible for student loan refinancing on September 27.

Commercial lending boom could bust
WBA Banker News Clips for September 27, 2016
They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers. Not one has "bank" in its name, but they are all big lenders...

DFI/OCU Grants UW Credit Union Major Field of Membership Expansion
WBA Executive Letter September 27, 2016
The UW Credit Union board of directors has announced its approval of a change in membership eligibility. In addition to UW System past or present students, now any Wisconsin resident who is currently enrolled or has attended any accredited...

Wisconsin faces billions in retiree obligations
WBA Banker News Clips for September 26, 2016
Over the next generation, Wisconsin's taxpayers and public workers must deal with at least $6.5 billion in unfunded retirement promises made by local governments...

Compliance Journal
September 2016
Read “Special Focus” for an article on complying with change in bank control rules. Next, turn to “Regulatory Spotlight” for OCC's proposed call report changes. Finally, turn to “Compliance Notes” for recent updates to the FFIEC's Information...

Clinton leads Trump by three points in Wisconsin
WBA Banker News Clips for September 22, 2016
The bad news for Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin is that her lead over Donald Trump is uncomfortably narrow in a state her party has been winning for decades...

BMO Harris opens temporary branch in Sherman Park
WBA Banker News Clips for September 23, 2016
BMO Harris Bank said September 22 it has opened a temporary office and ATM at the site of a Sherman Park neighborhood branch that was heavily damaged by fire during a riot...

National Exchange, American Bank complete merger
WBA Banker News Clips for September 21, 2016
National Exchange Bank & Trust has completed its merger with American Bank, after the sister banks announced plans to combine in February.

Local banking industry on alert after series of crimes targeting financial institutions
Banker News Clips for September 20, 2016
As Madison police continue to search for a serial bank robber, the local banking industry is on high alert for the suspect to strike again...

OCC Moves Toward Fintech Charter with Proposed Receivership Rule
WBA Executive Letter September 20, 2016
The OCC has proposed a rule to address the conduct of receiverships for national banks that are not insured by FDIC...

Milwaukee needs more revenue tools, report says
WBA Banker News Clips for September 19, 2016
The City of Milwaukee's finances are too reliant on property taxes and officials will be extremely challenged to find sufficient funds for expanding the police force or making new investments in neighborhoods without state approval of additional...

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