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First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

HAMMOND | An immigrant saloon-keeper who had the neighborhood's only safe in his dance hall founded Peoples Bank in East Chicago in 1910, when the shining new steel mills brought in thousands of new residents, mostly from eastern and southern Europe.

July 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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To merge or not to merge: For community banks, that is the question

To merge or not to merge: For community banks, that is the question

Remember Hoosier State Bank of Hammond, Gary Federal Savings and Loan Association, or Industrial National Bank of East Chicago? What about Portage National Bank or Steel City Federal Savings and Loan Association? Bygone community banks in Northwest Indiana now far outnumber the remaining o…

July 06, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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1st Source increases dividend after profit rises by 9.9 percent

1st Source corp., the parent company of 1st Source Bank, increased its dividend by 5.88 percent to 18 cents a share after a bump in its first quarter profit.

May 14, 2014 12:00 pm

First Financial Bank names new Indiana president

A regional Midwestern bank with a sizable presence in the Calumet Region has named a new Indiana president.

March 04, 2014 3:45 pm

New Buffalo Savings Bank enters Northwest Indiana market

Mention New Buffalo, and Northwest Indiana residents think of summer days on the beach, gambling at Four Winds casino and burgers at Redamak's.

February 26, 2014 1:51 pm
End of an era: Citizens Financial to become First Merchants this weekend

End of an era: Citizens Financial to become First Merchants this weekend

Signs will be changed over the weekend at 20 Citizens Financial Bank branches in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs on the Illinois side of the border. They will reopen as First Merchants bank branches on Monday.

February 23, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Bankers discuss current state of lending at forum

HAMMOND | Local businesspeople were able to learn things from a banker's perspective during an event Friday at the Hammond INovation Center

February 21, 2014 1:33 pm

Bankers to convene at Hammond forum

HAMMOND | Representatives from local banks will gather at a forum sponsored by the Hammond Development Corp.

February 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Horizon Bank buys Indianapolis-based mortgage lender

MICHIGAN CITY | Horizon Bancorp, the parent company of Horizon Bank, announced its second acquisition in fourth months.

February 10, 2014 1:30 pm
No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

SOCHI, Russia | South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics say there have been no talks with North Korea about forming a joint team for the games.

February 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Horizon Bank reports highest earnings in history

Michigan City-based Horizon Bancorp, the parent company of Horizon Bank, is reporting the highest full-year profit in its history.

January 23, 2014 5:16 pm

1st Source reopens banking center in Portage

PORTAGE | 1st Source Bank reopened its Portage Central Banking Center after extensive renovations.

November 04, 2013 12:00 pm

Centier reports higher earnings over first three quarters

MERRILLVILE | Centier Bank reported $6.8 million earnings for the third quarter, which is down from the $7.2 million in profits the privately owned bank announced during the same period last year.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am
Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related

Centier plans to add more Lafayette area branches

Centier plans to open two more bank branches in the Lafayette area.

September 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Free financial education program offered

CROWN POINT | An upcoming workshop will focus on how to help people develop better financial skills and more positive banking relationships.

September 18, 2013 10:47 am
Appeals court OKs M'ville foreclosure despite 'Redemptionist' claims

Appeals court OKs M'ville foreclosure despite 'Redemptionist' claims

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled against a Merrillville man who declared himself a bank and proceeded to issue his own money, which he then tried to use to pay off his home mortgage.

August 25, 2013 7:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Student loans shouldn't be school of hard knocks

The high load of student debt — almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States owes money on student loans — should concern everyone.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am
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Conventional loans may be more tough on credit requirements. Home buyers should consider Federal Housing Authority loans.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am

Peoples Bank parent sees 23 percent higher earnings

MUNSTER | NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported a first quarter earnings increase of 23.3 percent.

April 24, 2013 11:43 am
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