Madison’s a tough nut for banks to crack


The small Wisconsin city features a vibrant economy, low employment and a growing population, but banks that want to buy their way into the market have their work cut out.


Higher-yielding loans contribute to Associated's 78% profit spike


An improved net interest margin helped offset a slight decrease in fee income at the Wisconsin company.


Partnership Community latest Wisconsin bank being sold


Bank First's deal for Partnership is the third Wisconsin bank merger announced this week.


Citizens Community to enter new Wisconsin market with latest acquisition


The company will top $1 billion in assets after it buys the parent of F&M Bank in Tomah, Wis.


Wisconsin banks announce plans to merge


Greenwoods Financial will have $270 million in assets when it buys Fox River Financial.


Associated buying dozens of Wisconsin branches from Huntington


Associated will gain low-cost deposits and branches in 13 new markets after the deal closes.


First Midwest to buy Wisconsin wealth management firm


Northern Oak Wealth Management is a registered investment adviser with $800 million in assets under management.


Associated warns of a shrinking loan book in fourth quarter


The Wisconsin company expects outstanding loans to decreased from current levels, particularly due to paydowns tied to commercial real estate loans.


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.


First-Citizens to pick up Milwaukee branches with latest deal


First-Citizens Bank & Trust in Raleigh, N.C., has agreed to buy Capital Commerce in Milkwaukee.