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Quarterly Market Review Q4 2020 market review

Quarterly Market Review Q4 2020

 As 2021 begins, the U.S. economy continues to show signs of recovery and resilience. Employment has strongly rebounded with: over 12 million jobs recovered since May; a soaring housing…

Weekly Economic Update Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update

The Weekly Economic Activity Report is your guide to the latest economic insights and banking trends from our seasoned Bank Consulting team dedicating more resources to help your bank achieve…

Top Treasury Management Tools Successful Businesses Adopted This Year 5 Banking Solutions Successful Businesses are Adopting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Top Treasury Management Tools Successful Businesses Adopted This Year

By David Schade, Vice President – Treasury Management We saw a number of trends in Treasury Management this year. First of all, clients took advantage of four enhancements made in 2020 response to client feedback.  Returned Deposited Check…

Client News: Updated Logo & .BANK Email & Website First Business Client news

Client News: Updated Logo & .BANK Email & Website

We’re proud to announce the First Business brand and entities, including First Business Trust & Investments, First Business Capital Corp., First Business Growth Funding, First Business Equipment Finance, and First…

CEO Report – Third Quarter 2020 Chart

CEO Report – Third Quarter 2020

DEAR SHAREHOLDERS AND FRIENDS OF FIRST BUSINESS: During the third quarter of 2020, First Business delivered record loan growth, in-market deposits1, non-interest income, and top line revenue. Our strong fundamental…

LIBOR Transition Frequently Asked Questions LIBOR Transition Frequently Asked Questions

LIBOR Transition Frequently Asked Questions

The upcoming dissolution of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by the end of 2021 impacts all borrowers and banks that use LIBOR as a base rate. First Business Bank…

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS treasury management

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS

By Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Vice President – Trust Advisor With the COVID-related tax filing deadline extensions this year, it seems we’ve barely closed the books on 2019, but here we…

U.S Economic Recovery Amid Elections & Vaccine News Market Update

U.S Economic Recovery Amid Elections & Vaccine News

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist As we have said many times, the coronavirus and the economy are very closely linked. Full economic recovery is likely not…

6 Benefits of Equipment Financing 6 Benefits of Equipment Financing

6 Benefits of Equipment Financing

By David Sook, Senior Vice President – Sales Manager – Equipment Finance The latest data from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA) shows that 80% of businesses finance their…

Unprecedented Bank Liquidity Needs a Contingency Funding Plan Unprecedented Bank Liquidity Needs a Contingency Funding Plan

Unprecedented Bank Liquidity Needs a Contingency Funding Plan

By Jim Ropella, Consultant & Retired CFO In the financial services industry, a lack of liquidity will harm profitability and possibly destroy your bank’s long-term outlook. Liquidity, no matter how…

Outsourcing Drives Efficiency at Financial Institutions Outsourcing Drives Efficiency at Financial Institutions

Outsourcing Drives Efficiency at Financial Institutions

By Jim Ropella, Consultant & Retired CFO A common theme among bank leaders has always been to improve efficiency thereby improving profitability. The pandemic has quickly made us all discover new,…

An Insider’s Guide to Commercial Loan Decisions Commercial Loan Decisions

An Insider’s Guide to Commercial Loan Decisions

Many business owners approach their banks and the business loan process assuming things will be similar to their experiences securing a personal loan for a home or a car. However,…

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Access to our Remote Deposit Capture system is intermittently unavailable; users may not be able to access it at this time. We are working to restore access as possible. If you have questions, please contact us at:

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