Iowa

Heartland in Iowa sells two consumer finance businesses

01/14/19

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

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Warren bashes banks and billionaires in first 2020 campaign swing

01/07/19

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

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

11/15/18

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.

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An Iowa bank’s mandate for selling itself: Simplify

10/26/18

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.

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WCF in Iowa hires outsider as its next CEO

08/28/18

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

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MidWestOne to broaden Heartland operations with ATBancorp deal

08/23/18

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

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Big test for ag lenders: Helping farmers weather trade war

07/11/18

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.

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

06/28/18

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

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New community banking president named at Meta

06/01/18

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

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Decentralization remains central to Heartland's strategy

05/25/18

CEO Bruce Lee believes a multicharter model, which many other banks have scrapped, gives the Iowa company an edge in smaller markets.

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