Wisconsin’s 208 federally insured banks reported $696 million in net income in the first half of 2018, up from $565 million in the first half of 2017, according to the latest Quarterly Banking Profile from the FDIC.

While there are fewer banks reporting to the FDIC than at this point last year, down from 215, there are more full-time bank employees in the state, at 21,037, up from 20,775 in June 2017.

Total assets were $114.7 billion in the first half of 2018, up from $110.3 billion in 2017’s first six months. Total loans and leases were $83.7 billion, up from $80.3 billion in the first half of 2017.

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