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Regulatory relief for community banks backed by Democrats who voted against broader bill
WBA Banker News Clips for May 22, 2015
Community banks won a victory May 21 when the Senate Banking Committee approved legislation that would reduce regulatory burdens on financial institutions. That's not because the bill will pass...
Finance Committee to Formally Remove DFI Merger from State Budget
The Pundit for May 20, 2015
Finance Committee to Formally Remove DFI Merger from State Budget; WBA Meets with CFPB in Milwaukee; House Mutual Institutions Capital Bill Circulating in Washington; Shelby's Reg Relief Bill has...
Successful WBA Capitol Day Educates Lawmakers
WBA Executive Letter May 19, 2015
The seventh annual WBA Capitol Day drew over 150 bankers from 63 institutions from across Wisconsin for a day of grassroots advocacy in the State Capitol. During the issue briefing...
Get the Most out of your Money: Start Saving for Retirement Early
WBA Consumer Column for May 14, 2015
An estimated 1.85 million Americans will graduate from college with an undergraduate degree this year, and most of them will enter the workforce rather than continue on to a graduate degree. As...

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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

Pre-Order "Your Home Loan Toolkit"

Effective August 1, 2015

Created by the CFPB, Your Home Loan Toolkit - A Step-by_step Guide will replace the existing Settlement Cost Booklet. This booklet is designed to be used in connection with the new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure Form.

Starting August 1, 2015 creditors must provide this new booklet to mortgage applicants as a part of the application process. Order the Settlement Cost Booklet for materials needed before August 1, 2015.

Booklets will begin shipping by July 8, 2015

To place your order with FIPCO, complete and fax the FIPCO order form or order from FIPCO’s website.

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


WBA Compliance Center

On behalf of its membership, the Wisconsin Bankers Association the various regulatory agencies to submit articles for the April edition of Wisconsin Banker. These articles offer, in the regulators’ own words, insight on the specific issues they are focusing on during both safety/soundness exams and compliance exams in the near future as well as emerging issues for Wisconsin banks. Read the special report Wisconsin Banker Regulators’ Review.


How Does Your Bank Measure Up In WI?

The Banking Benchmarks for fourth quarter 2014 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.


To help members avoid social media missteps, WBA now has a Model Social Media policy available for purchase by member banks. The policy, drafted by the WBA Legal Department, includes instructions and options enabling you to customize the policy to your institution’s unique needs. It is delivered electronically via the Internet, so you can quickly review and customize the text. The policy also incorporates the latest developments and opinions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Order the WBA Model Social Media Policy

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

Invictus Group
2014 A Year in Review

Weekly webinars on backup and recovery solutions
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WBA Capitol Day a Success!

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Over 160 bankers attended the seventh annual WBA Capitol Day! Rep. David Craig, Sen. Jennifer Shilling and Rep. Terry Katsma spoke with the attendees during the issue briefing portion of the event. Shortly after, attendees walked to the Capitol for individual meetings with their elected officials.
Community Bank Finder

Wisconsin banks continue to play an important role as an economic driver in the Badger State. They are uniquely positioned and able to help businesses grow and families prosper.

Featured Vendors

EverFi provides an opportunity for Wisconsin banks to private-label the EverFi platform, which teaches, assesses and certifies high school students in over 600 topics in personal finance. The program uses the latest in new media technology—including 3-D gaming, animations, avatars, video and other features – to bring the financial world to life for high school students. EverFi is currently used by more than 3000 of high schools in all 50 states and meets all national and state requirements for financial literacy.

To learn more about the benefits the program offers to banks and how to get involved, contact Joe Schwartz, WBA Director – Member Relations at 608/441-1220.


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