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Sluggish economy ahead, expert tells bankers
WBA Banker News Clips for February 12, 2016
One of the few positive indicators the Fed can point to, the labor market, might not actually be that strong, a Memphis-based economist told the Wisconsin Bankers Association. Though the national unemployment rate is now at 4.9 percent, Vining...

Milwaukee's Sanders-Clinton debate to be pivotal
WBA Banker News Clips for February 11, 2016
For the most politically polarized state in the country, one presidential debate isn't nearly enough. So, why not two? Three months after Republicans brought their presidential road show to the Milwaukee Theatre, Democrats are staging their...

Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration
WBA Banker News Clips for February 10, 2016
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in the February 9 New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies. Sanders swept...

Identity theft surging as a top consumer complaint, officials say
WBA Banker News Clips for February 9, 2016
Identity theft is booming, and consumers are complaining about it. The crime jumped to No. 3 on the list of the top 10 consumer complaints made in 2015 to DATCP, with tax identity theft driving the increase. Telemarketing stayed at the top of...

WBA Meets with Speaker Ryan
WBA Executive Letter February 9, 2016
Last Friday, a small group of bankers and WBA's Rose Oswald Poels met with Speaker Paul Ryan in his Janesville office. The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the need for meaningful regulatory reform for Wisconsin's banks while...

After a rocky 2015, Scott Walker seeks to rekindle his relationship with Wisconsin
WBA Banker News Clips for February 8, 2016
After a rocky 2015, Gov. Scott Walker has begun trying to rehabilitate his political standing in Wisconsin. Walker spent much of last year running for president, only to see his campaign disintegrate while racking up more than $1 million in debt...

Number of positive economic indicators for area ticks upward
WBA Banker News Clips for February 5, 2016
The number of improved economic indicators for the metro Milwaukee area showed a small uptick with 14 positive indicators, up from 13 positive indicators in November, according to the monthly economic trends report from the Metropolitan...

First National Bank acquires Walworth State Bank
WBA Banker News Clips for February 4, 2016
First National Bank and Trust has acquired Walworth County Bank, according to a First National Bank news release. The banks will officially merge when some final technology conversions are complete, which is scheduled for the weekend of April 22...

Three Good Reasons to get Your Tax Refund Via Direct Deposit
WBA Consumer Column for February 4, 2016
Did you know you can elect to receive your tax refund via direct deposit? This is a convenient, fast and safe way to get your money back from Uncle Sam. Below are just a few of the reasons you should opt for direct deposit this tax season:

Police warn of ATM devices that steal account info
WBA Banker News Clips for February 3, 2016
The West Allis Police Department asked residents on February 2 in a Facebook post to be wary of devices that allow thieves to steal ATM card information. The gadgets, called ATM skimmers, come in different shapes, colors and sizes. They help...

Cruz bests Trump; Clinton, Sanders virtually tied in Iowa caucuses
WBA Banker News Clips for February 2, 2016
Donald Trump, the defiant and dominant figure in a raucous presidential campaign season, came up short February 1 in his first electoral test, defeated by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz amid a record-breaking Republican turnout in the Iowa caucuses...

Time for the Second Swing; Credit Unions’ One-Two Punch Heading WI’s Way
WBA Executive Letter February 2, 2016
The second of the credit union’s one-two legislative punch combination is coming your way. With your help we’ve...

City concerned about foreclosure bill
WBA Banker News Clips for February 1, 2016
City Officials are concerned about a new bill which would change foreclosure laws in Wisconsin. The bill would change regulations for the process of foreclosing homes, reducing the redemption period for a homeowner to pay the mortgage on a...

Wisconsin Banker
February 2016
The Push to Return the FCS to its Roots; Engage Your Customers Wherever They Are; New Wisconsin Law Helps Insulate Banks from Lender Liability, and more!

GOP candidates jockey for attention in Trump's absence
WBA Banker News Clips for January 29, 2016
On the strangest and most suspenseful night of the presidential debate season, Donald Trump abandoned the main stage to his GOP opponents, who chided Trump for his absence while jockeying with each other to become his leading rival within the party.

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