Category Archives: Financial Topics

Momentum is Shifting. Viewpoints – July, 2018

Momentum – both economic and political – is shifting across the developed world. Europe started the year with the strongest growth outlook, but that has now shifted to the United States. New governing alliances and the United States’ focus on renegotiating existing agreements are disrupting the post-World War II order. What does this shifting momentum […]

Viewpoints – June, 2018

If recent economic trends could be summed up in one word, it would be “moderation.” In the United States, growth and inflation are moderating, which is likely to force the Federal Reserve to moderate its desired pace of rate increases. How will this trend of moderation affect your portfolio? Read Viewpoints

Relative Stability

Equity markets face ongoing volatility and tough trade talk continues to hang over the markets. Despite this, and some negative surprises in economic reports, market measures of risk remain stable. After separating out the fundamental change from the noise, what do we see? Read Viewpoints now.

Remote Deposit Capability Maximizes Business Productivity

Taking employees away from productive job responsibilities to run to the bank and deposit checks used to be a necessary distraction from daily business operations. Not anymore.

Viewpoints – April, 2018

The global trade outlook became less predictable, as the U.S. government’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum elicited threats of retaliation by trading partners near and far. Meanwhile, the global economy appears to have gained a little momentum, inflation remains subdued and corporate profitability continues to shine. Has economic optimism reached its […]

It is Easy to Earn Interest with Nicolet’s Real Rewards Checking

Checking accounts traditionally have been used as non-interest earning vehicles from which bills are paid and automatic deposits replenish. Nicolet National Bank sees no reason why these accounts should not earn interest the same as savings accounts and other related products.

Viewpoints – March, 2018

The January U.S. payroll report showed that wages had jumped 2.9% for the month. This, apparently, was the catalyst for a selloff in global equities. But are rising wages really a symptom of higher inflation to come? Discover our diagnosis in Viewpoints now.

Viewpoints – February, 2018

The markets kicked off 2018 with continued momentum, supported by improving global growth and tax reform in the United States. Will this lead to a jump in inflation? While there may be an uptick in inflation, we don’t see it derailing the expansion. What are we watching at the start of this new year? Read Viewpoints […]

Nicolet National Bank’s Personal Bankers Focus on Customer Needs

Nicolet National Bank’s personal bankers provide the link between good, old-fashioned hometown banking and the array of products and technological services available in today’s financial world.

Viewpoints – January, 2018

With the global economy poised to close 2017 with broad momentum and inflation still generally absent, what can investors expect from 2018? Where do we see the risks and opportunities in the coming year? Will the forces driving returns stay in motion in 2018? Read Viewpoints now to find out.

Fraud

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

Tuesday, June 19, 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 [...]

Mortgage

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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