Decentralization remains central to Heartland's strategy


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


Heartland taps successor for CEO Lynn Fuller


The Iowa company said that Bruce Lee will take over its top post next month.


Rate wars: Leaders and laggards in repricing consumer deposits


Online banks and some credit unions are responding to Fed rate hikes by aggressively raising deposit rates on CDs, savings accounts and money market products, while the nation's biggest banks are largely standing pat — for now.


Tax credit unions? Iowa bill could lead the way


Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would lower taxes for banks and impose a franchise tax on credit unions. The move could be a bellwether for other states looking at similar measures.


After six years in the regulatory penalty box, Ambank maps out future


The Iowa company was sidelined by a Fed order for 2,155 days. Finally free, Ambank is open to making an acquisition and offering its mortgage origination services to other institutions.


MidwestOne in Iowa to record large 4Q loan-loss provision


The company will set aside more than $10 million, with most of the provision addressing an issue with a commercial loan.


Heartland in Iowa to enter west Texas with First Bank acquisition


The company will pay $186 million for First Bank Lubbock in a deal that also includes mortgage unit PrimeWest Mortgage.


Heartland in Iowa to buy Minneapolis-area bank


The company will pay $53 million in cash and stock for Signature Bank.


Rigler Investment in Iowa to nearly double in size with latest acquisition


The parent of State Bank in New Hampton has agreed to buy the holding company for Peoples Trust & Savings Bank.


QCR to bulk up in central Iowa


The Illinois company agreed to pay $44 million to buy Guaranty Bank, the biggest institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.