Heartland Financial buying bank in Illinois


The Iowa company will pay QCR Holdings about $59 million for Rockland Bank and Trust.


Iowa bank announces second asset sale to a credit union


First American Bank agreed to sell its Iowa branches to GreenState just weeks after arranging the transfer of its Florida locations to another credit union.


Banks, credit unions find common ground in electronic notary push


New legislation in Iowa that allows banks and credit unions to use electronic notaries could help local lenders compete with online competitors.


Emily Girsch, Lincoln Savings Bank | Most Powerful Women: Next


Innovation is part of Emily Girsch's daily routine. That's why the chief financial officer at Lincoln Savings Bank in Cedar Falls, Iowa, spends a lot of time thinking about the need to modernize bank regulations for the digital age.


UMB to buy corporate trust business in Iowa


The company will open its first office in Iowa after buying the business from Bankers Trust.


Heartland to expand Kansas City operations with Blue Valley acquisition


The Iowa company will pay $94 million for a bank with five branches and $727 million in loans.


Heartland in Iowa sells two consumer finance businesses


Heartland said the sales will allow it to focus on other operations.


Warren bashes banks and billionaires in first 2020 campaign swing


Senator Elizabeth Warren’s first trip to Iowa as a likely presidential candidate highlighted her fiery anti-Wall Street populism.


Wells Fargo layoffs begin with 1,000 mortgage, tech jobs


Wells Fargo will lay off 1,000 workers primarily from its mortgage unit in the first major round of a previously announced plan to cut the bank's workforce by as much as 10% over the next three years.


An Iowa bank’s mandate for selling itself: Simplify


ATBancorp had an unusual footprint that included a small bank and a number of fee-based businesses. But it had to slim down before it could find a buyer.