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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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Peoples Bank completes purchase of First Federal

Two longtime Northwest Indiana community banks have officially merged.

April 02, 2014 2:56 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

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

Jury still out on effects of Obamacare on finances

Mike Certa, of Crown Point, ranted recently about neoconservatives "refusing to regulate banks and Wall Street, billions of dollars were lost and tens of thousands of Americans lost their savings, pensions or homes. But no one has lost any of those because of the ACA. Also no one has died be…

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Clinton signed law to help banks compete better

Mike Certa claimed neoconservatives refused to regulate banks and Wall Street and thus harmed millions of Americans. Unfortunately, he is only half-right.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

U.S. Bank buys Chicago-area Charter One banks

U.S. Bank has bought all of RBS Citizen Financial Group Inc.'s retail branches in the Chicago area, including local Charter One banks.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am

First Merchants completes acquisition of Citizens Financial Bank

A Muncie-based bank has completed its $140 million acquisition of Citizens Financial Bank, which has been making loans and taking deposits in Northwest Indiana since 1934.

November 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Horizon Bank named top tech-savvy lender

A Michigan City-based bank earned national recognition for being tech-savvy.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Peoples Bank reports higher earnings

Munster-based Peoples Bank announced increased earnings and income during the first half of the year.

July 24, 2013 12:52 pm
Student loan interest rates to double unless Congress acts

Student loan interest rates to double unless Congress acts

INDIANAPOLIS | Next time you're at the grocery store or a RailCats game or anywhere out and about in the region, look around -- almost one of every five adults you see owes money on student loans.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

It's more than money for community banks

Community banks say they are committed to offering more than financial services because they have a symbiotic relationship with the communities they serve.

May 18, 2013 11:30 am

Lawmakers set to approve state budget, adjourn for year

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly early this morning was on the verge of approving a two-year state budget plan that reduces taxes on Hoosiers by $1.1 billion.

April 26, 2013 11:00 pm Related

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Bayh recounts his front-row seat to financial crisis

Bayh recounts his front-row seat to financial crisis

INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., sees the recent financial crisis as a tale of greed, fear, dreams, hopes and panic, calling it a story as old as time and destined to repeat itself absent changes to the incentives that drive American business and government.

April 05, 2013 10:10 am
Bret Laczynski, Ernie Banks visit

Bret Laczynski, Ernie Banks visit

Chicago Cubs' Hall of Famer Ernie Banks 19-year-old Bret Laczynski at his home in Chesterton February 28. Bret has been a Cubs fan his entire life and has been battling various forms of brain cancer since he was 10.

May 21, 2012 3:47 pm
Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks' signature tells terminally ill 19-year-old Bret Laczynski to "keep smiling." The famous Cubs baseball player visited Laczynski at his home.

February 28, 2012 1:55 pm
Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks visits terminally ill 19-year-old Bret Laczynski at his home in Chesterton. Laczynski has been a Chicago Cubs fan his entire life and has been battling various forms of brain cancer since he was 10.

February 28, 2012 1:55 pm
Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Chicago Cub Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, right, talkes with the Lisa Hood, the mother of terminally ill 19-year-old Bret Laczynski, at their home in Chesterton.

February 28, 2012 1:55 pm
Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, center, signs a jersey being worn by terminally ill 19-year-old Bret Laczynski on Tuesday at his home in Chesterton. Banks is helped by Laczynski's father Todd Laczynski, left, and grandmother Peggy Hood, who helped arrange Banks' visit.

February 28, 2012 1:10 pm
Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Ernie Banks visits Bret Laczynski

Terminally ill 19-year-old Bret Laczynski has his Ernie Banks' signed Chicago Cubs cap taken off by his father, Todd Lacynski, at his home in Chesterton.

February 28, 2012 1:10 pm
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