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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 The latest data from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA) shows that 80% of businesses finance their equipment acquisitions each year, including equipment…

Quarterly Market Review Q3 2020 market review

Quarterly Market Review Q3 2020

The economic recovery remained on track through the third quarter as macro data continues to improve and business and consumer confidence gains momentum. The unprecedented level of monetary and fiscal…

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…

Weekly Economic Update Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update

Stocks are selling off this morning after a record breaking rally in November and bonds remain relatively unchanged. READ UPDATE   Dow Jones S&P 500 E-Mini Future NASDAQ Composite Index…

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,…

Let The Balance Sheet Help Navigate Your Business Balance Sheet

Let The Balance Sheet Help Navigate Your Business

By Jerimiah Janssen, Vice President – Commercial Banking Over my career in banking, I’ve developed great respect for passionate business owners. They’re running a vital piece of our economy: Small employer…

How SBA Lending is Changing During the COVID-19 Pandemic SBA Lending

How SBA Lending is Changing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Ryan Black, SBA Business Development Officer I was excited and invigorated by the amount of feedback I received recently from a LinkedIn post about my First Business Bank SBA…

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To our Valued Clients

When you receive your November deposit statements, you will see a new more modern look. When we upgraded our statements, we also provided required compliance disclosures. The required compliance disclosures increased the size of the November statements causing increased file sizes and download times. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to your First Business Bank Relationship Manager if you have questions or if we can be of assistance.

To our Valued Clients

When you receive your November deposit statements, you will see a new more modern look. When we upgraded our statements, we also provided required compliance disclosures. The required compliance disclosures increased the size of the November statements causing increased file sizes and download times. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to your First Business Bank Relationship Manager if you have questions or if we can be of assistance.

NOTICE

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:

  1. Wisconsin Region: 608-232-5938
  2. Kansas Region: 913-717-6464

NOTICE

To protect clients and employees, we temporarily suspended courier service. For other deposit needs, please see your client email sent on 3/16/2020 for instructions regarding deposits at your local First Business Bank office.

To set up Mobile Banking, please contact our Treasury Management Support team at 608-232-5938. We will alert you when courier service is available again. Thank you.