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.


WCF in Iowa hires outsider as its next CEO


The company said that Michael Segner had also succeeded Stephen Mourlam as its president.


MidWestOne to broaden Heartland operations with ATBancorp deal


The company will enter the Iowa cities of Des Moines and Dubuque as part of the $170 million acquisition.


Big test for ag lenders: Helping farmers weather trade war


Banks are adjusting loan terms, making use of federal loan guarantees and working with farmers to find new markets, all in an effort to mitigate the damage from a likely drop in soybean exports.


Banks take page from 'Shark Tank' to connect with businesses


Sponsoring so-called pitch competitions helps lenders gain Community Reinvestment Act credit and gather deposits.


New community banking president named at Meta


Kathy Thorson, who is currently a market president at MetaBank, will oversee strategy for all of its four markets.