Neither. The complexity of products and services is up to the individual bank and banker. WBA wants clarity on all rules and regulations, and for exams to be fair and consistent. When information becomes available, we’re passing that on to you so you are prepared on all fronts.
We’re also protecting your reputation with the public, media, and legislators. Hemp is a hot topic with these groups and your side of the story needs to be told. “Why aren’t banks helping farmers?” is the line of questioning we’re hearing from the media. Reporters are looking for a “villian” for their articles and many have set their eye of Wisconsin’s banks after talking to farmers and small businesses who don’t understand how the business of banking works. If we aren’t educating these groups, you can bet the story likely won’t be positive, fair, or even accurate.