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CFPB Plots 'Clarifying' Changes to Mortgage Disclosures in July
WBA Banker News Clips for April 29, 2016
The CFPB will propose changes in late July to its mortgage disclosure rule to provide "greater certainty and clarity" to the mortgage industry. In a letter April 28 to industry trade groups, CFPB...
Financial Literacy Month & Teach Children to Save Day
WBA Consumer Column for April 29, 2016
Back in 2003, the U.S. Senate declared April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month, so many national organizations work to promote consumer finance throughout April. One of the largest efforts to...
Governor Signs Foreclosure Reform
The Pundit for April 25, 2016
Today, Governor Scott Walker (R) signed into law AB 720. Act 376, foreclosure reform authored by Representative Terry Katsma (R-Sheboygan) and Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere), cuts the redemption...
WBA-Backed Foreclosure Reform Signed into Law
WBA Executive Letter April 26, 2016
Gov. Scott Walker signed AB 720, foreclosure reform, into law yesterday. This WBA-backed legislation cuts the redemption period in half on residential foreclosures and provides clarity to the...

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Free model forms, affidavits and more in the Best Practices Library!  
WBA’s Best Practices Library is now open with over 100 resources including model forms, affidavits and even sample presentations for use in speeches! WBA's banker-driven committees have developed a variety of best practices for the use of WBA's members that can be found under 12 different categories. Access this virtual library of free resources at


What does innovation look like in your bank? Inspiration can be found by looking at how far we have come. This video opened the 2016 WBA Annual Meeting.

Compliance Concierge

Compliance Concierge: FIPCO's loan/mortgage/deposit system that anticipates your every need and facilitates your every move. Specifically designed for today’s busy bankers, Compliance Concierge can improve efficiency, accuracy and compliance through a host of unique features.

Compliance Concierge is a modular loan origination and deposit account opening suite capable of integrating distinct lines of products:

  • Loan
  • Mortgage
  • Deposit
  • Indirect

For a personal product demonstration, please contact FIPCO’s Art Weber at 800-722-3498, ext. 254, or Sally Michaels at 800-722-3498, ext. 258, to schedule a meeting or visit


How Does Your Bank Compare?

The WBA Banconomics Report, formerly known as the Banking Benchmarks, are now available. This quarterly report prepared for WBA members by Bankers Benefits Corp. is broken into separate summary reports for all Wisconsin banks on bank liquidity, asset quality, and overall profitability. An archive of the Banking Benchmarks is also available.

WBA Compliance Center

Providing daily compliance news and highlighting the services your bank can use to stay on top of compliance issues!

FFIEC seeks comment on revised consumer compliance rating system; View announcement; 5/2/2016
CFPB to clarify TRID rules
; American Banker; 4/29/2016
OCC issues guidance on records retention
; Read Bulletin 2016-13; 4/28/2016
FASB Votes to Proceed with Final Standard on Credit Losses
; FASB press release; 4/28/2106
CFPB finalizes interim rules
; View final rule; 4/28/2016

More compliance news...


GSB Scholarships

WBA and the Graduate School of Banking are now accepting applications for this year's scholarships. Click below to download your scholarship application.

Prochnow Educational Foundation/Wisconsin Bankers Association Scholarship - Deadline to apply: April 8, 2016

FREE Webinars and Resources for your bank

Complimentary webinars offered by WBA Associate Members.

First Data
Apple Pay Webinar (On Demand)
We will provide an Apple Pay post launch recap, share industry and market trends and discuss what's next for First Data and Apple Pay.
On Demand Audio Replay

Weekly webinars on backup and recovery solutions
Register for any weekly webinar


WI Bankers Capitol Day a Success!

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Nearly 200 bankers from across Wisconsin spoke to legislators and their staff on the critical issues facing the banking industry during the recent WBA Capitol Day.
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Featured Vendors

WBA members receive additional discounts and benefits through our program with Office Depot. You will have access to the exclusive Business Services Division website, strategic brand name partnerships, multi-billion dollar buying power, and ease in economizing your bank's operations. You’ll also enjoy customer service from Office Depot’s best national account reps.

Additional member benefits include:

  • Discounts up to 80% off Manufacturers Suggested List Price.
  • A core list of 200+ frequently ordered, deeply discounted products featuring many high use commodity items and bank-specific products.
  • Your own customized list of an additional 75 items using the same steeply discounted pricing matrix as the core list.
  • And more

This program is available to WBA Members and Associate Members.

This is a list of product offerings for you. It contains close to 500 items that you use almost every day.

If your business is ready to begin taking advantage of this opportunity, you may begin by registering your business by using the following links.

Enroll your business to receive these savings by clicking here.

Complete this PDF form for a custom Office Depot Store Purchasing Card!


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