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State stocks climb despite uncertainty
WBA Banker News Clips for October 24, 2016
Financial professionals agree the stock market hates uncertainty, but even an unconventional presidential election campaign and the unexpected vote by British citizens to leave the European Union weren't enough to keep the market out of positive...

Survey: More Americans now have access to bank accounts
WBA Banker News Clips for October 21, 2016
More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released October 20 by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households.

Regulators looking to strengthen banks' cyber defenses
WBA Banker News Clips for October 20, 2016
Federal regulators are looking to set up new standards for big banks' planning and testing for possible cyberattacks. The aim is to bolster the banking industry's defenses amid concern over periodic security breaches at U.S. banks...

A great fit for us
WBA Banker News Clips for October 19, 2016
West Bend-based Commerce State Bank has earned this year’s Ozaukee Economic Development’s Small Business of the Year Award. “Ozaukee County...

Wisconsin housing market sizzles
WBA Banker News Clips for October 18, 2016
Wisconsin's housing market is having its best year in more than a decade, with both sales and prices on a steady rise, a report released October 17 shows. September sales of existing homes in the state climbed 6.9% from the same month a year ago...

A state used to GOP unity feels Trump turmoil
WBA Banker News Clips for October 17, 2016
Once a showcase of conservative audacity and teamwork, Wisconsin epitomizes the GOP's current confusion and turmoil over Donald Trump. Its leading Republicans are in limbo, rendered mostly mute about Trump amid mounting allegations over his...

Paul Ryan to lay out case against 'government for the elites' in Madison
WBA Banker News Clips for October 14, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to lay out the case Friday against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and what he calls "government for the elites" in the heart of one of the most liberal cities in America...

October is Cybersecurity Month: 7 Steps to Stay Safe from Threats
Consumer Column for October 13, 2016
The threat to your personal information continues to grow. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is the perfect time to learn how to better protect yourself. The number one protection against cybercrime is an informed consumer.

Milwaukee-area home sales rise again, but limited inventory hurting market
WBA Banker News Clips for October 13, 2016
Home sales in the four-county Milwaukee area continued to rise in September, but a lack of inventory appears to be limiting transaction growth, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors reported...

Corporate board gender diversity in Wisconsin increases marginally
WBA Banker News Clips for October 12, 2016
The number of women on Wisconsin's corporate boards increased marginally in 2016, adding more gender diversity at the helm of the state's largest public companies, according to the latest report from Milwaukee Women inc.

Paul Ryan tells House Republicans he won't campaign with or defend Donald Trump
WBA Banker News Clips for October 11, 2016
The nation's most powerful Republican told his party October 10 he's now focusing on making sure Hillary Clinton doesn't get a blank check as president with a Democratic Congress, suggesting he doesn't believe Donald Trump can win the election.

Thompson Represents WI at CSBS Conference
WBA Executive Letter October 11, 2016
Bankers understand the need for regulations however the never-ending regulatory changes have put more burden on community banks and that community banks are crucial to the economic success of households...

CFPB Structure Ruled Unconstitutional
Special Edition Executive Letter for October 11, 2016
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit published a ruling today that finds the single-director structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau represents an unconstitutional concentration of executive power.

WaterStone Bank support brings back Air Show
WBA Banker News Clips for October 10, 2016
Of all the summer attractions along the lakefront, the one hardest to ignore may be the Milwaukee Air & Water Show. The thunder and screams of military jets zooming through the metro-area sky as pilots practice and perform are difficult for the...

Executive cherishes helping small businesses: Ivan Gamboa
WBA Banker News Clips for October 7, 2016
Ivan Gamboa about 10 years ago walked into a job interview with Tri City National Bank with no banking skills. He instead had ample experience in community development in Milwaukee's Latino neighborhoods...

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