Monthly Archives: December 2009

President Obama Loves Big Bankers

President Obama called the CEOs of the nation’s twenty largest banks into the White House in early December and directed them to make loans. He also warned them not to resist his plan for financial industry “reform”. Regular readers know that I am a pretty shameless Midwest populist. I have no desire to defend the […]

Why Bank Loans Are Down

The FDIC third quarter data shows bank loans down three percent nationwide. This has touched off another round of discussion about why banks aren’t lending. There are three important points to grasp. 1. Bank loans are down because they should be down. The vast majority of our loans are to healthy well-managed businesses. With few […]

Fraud

Scam Alert: MyFitnessPal health and fitness tracking app users are now phishing targets

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The scam making news this week is a data breach with Under Armour’s health- and fitness-tracking app, MyFitnessPal.  A database with 150 million user names and passwords of the super popular MyFitnessPal app has been hacked. Cyber criminals use this to scare you into clicking on phishing emails and infect your computer with malware or manipulate [...]

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Pre-Approval for Home Loans Helps Buyers Strengthen Their Offer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nicolet Bank Provides Home Loans for Home Purchases and Remodeling The tight housing market in most parts of Wisconsin has created a situation in which the buyer who can move the quickest may end up with the prize. Pre-approval for home loans through Nicolet National Bank is an effective way to position yourself for fast [...]

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Business Pulse - Cybersecurity has emerged as a major issue for CEOs

Monday, July 27, 2015

CEOs Express Concern about the Cybersecurity of their Business. Read the full report here. Business Pulse – JUNE 2015 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CYBERSECURITY  

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. 2nd Quarter 2015 Earnings Release

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. (OTCQB: NCBS) earnings release for 2nd quarter 2015. 2Q15 Earnings Release

How to Ensure a Good Credit Score

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First, let’s understand how your credit score is determined. Your credit score is broken down into five categories weighted accordingly: Payment history = 35% Total amount owed = 30% Length of credit history = 15% New credit = 10% Type of credit in use = 10% MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME. This is the most [...]

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