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Our Offices will be closed on: Monday, September 1st, 2014

The Department of Financial Institutions will be closed on Monday, September 1st, 2014.

Although the Agency will be closed to the public, Internet Web Services will still be available for individuals who are accessing or filing documents over the Internet. For additional information regarding documents that can be filed or processed over the Internet for a specific program, please visit that program’s information on our web site. There will be no mail delivery to the Department on holidays or weekends. There also will be no staff to accept courier deliveries.

To see future days that the Agency will be closed,
click 2014 Closure Dates. (PDF: 69 KB / 1 page)

2014 4th Annual
Governor's Small Business Summit

go to www.wheda.com/root/SmallBizSummit

Year-over-year lending up 5.1%
at Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks

MADISON – Total lending grew by 5.1% and net income remained steady at Wisconsin’s statechartered banks in the six months ending June 30, 2014, compared to the same period of a year earlier, according to data released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

The full press release may be found at www.wdfi.org/Newsroom/Press.

DFI Secretary is guest speaker
at Baraboo Kiwanis Club meeting

BARABOO – Peter Bildsten, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), was the guest speaker at the August 26 meeting of the Baraboo Kiwanis Club. Secretary Bildsten spoke about DFI’s oversight of Wisconsin’s financial institutions, national settlements involving financial institutions, the agency’s role in promoting financial literacy, and Governor Walker’s Blueprint for Prosperity.

OCU Director Santos joins Rep. Duffy,
NCUA Chair at public forum

WAUSAU – Kim Santos, Director of DFI’s Office of Credit Unions, on Aug. 5 participated in a panel discussion at the invitation of Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Weston), Vice Chair of the U.S. House Financial Institutions Subcommittee. In addition to Duffy and Santos, panel members were Debbie Matz, Chair of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA); Larry Fazio, NCUA Director of Examination and Insurance; Larry Blankenberger, NCUA Region I Director; and David Christenson, CEO of Connexus Credit Union, Wausau.

About 75 credit union executives and supporters from across the state attended the forum. Topics addressed included risk-based capital, cyber security, enterprise risk management, business lending, call reports, loan participations, and the health of the economy. 

Prior to the discussion session, Chair Matz, Fazio, Blankenberger, Santos, and Rep. Duffy toured Connexus Credit Union and met with staff members.

Pictured above, left to right, are Duffy, Matz, Santos and Christenson. (Photo by Sarah Wainscott, Wisconsin Credit Union League).

Lending, net income continue to rise
for Wisconsin credit unions

MADISON – Lending grew by 9.6% and net income rose 8.4% at Wisconsin’s 166 statechartered credit unions in the first six months of 2014 compared to the prior year, according to data released today by the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

The full press release may be found at www.wdfi.org/Newsroom/Press.