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Wintrust to acquire First Community Financial
Jul 7, 2016 9:38 AM
Wintrust Financial Corp. said it will acquire First Community Financial Corp., the parent company of First Community Bank, in a transaction valued at approximately $30.3 million.
Discover named a best workplace for millennials
Jul 6, 2016 10:01 AM
Fortune magazine has ranked Discover 68th on its 2016 list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, based on surveys of more than 88,000 millennials at 600 organizations.
When it's okay to let your credit score slip a little
Jul 3, 2016 7:16 AM
If you have good credit, should you still be sweating your credit score? As is often the case when it comes to money issues, the answer is: It depends. Your credit can come into play in less obvious ways even if you are not applying for any loans.
A $12B fund beats all peers picking stocks once a year
Jul 3, 2016 7:14 AM
Timothy Pettee is beating all of his stock picking rivals without spending a lot of time picking stocks. Pettee, who runs the $11.5 billion SunAmerica Focused Dividend Strategy Portfolio, selects 30 stocks only once a year using a quantitative model that does the heavy lifting.
Employers can help women close the retirement gap
Jul 3, 2016 7:17 AM
Five of six women are not saving enough for retirement, according to the latest research from Aon Hewitt. But employers can and should take steps to help women close the gap,
Millennials are pretty cocky about their investing skills
Jul 3, 2016 7:18 AM
A new survey found millennials were more positive about the future than their parents when it came to investments. They also think themselves far more knowledgeable about how to manage money, which, as anyone will tell you, might translate into behavior that leads to bad financial outcomes.
First Midwest plans more expansion after Standard acquisition
By Anna Marie Kukec
Jun 29, 2016 2:35 PM
First Midwest Bancorp's top executive said Wednesday that the Itasca-based bank plans further expansion after it announced its latest $365 million deal to acquire Hickory Hills-based Standard Bancshares.
Wintrust Financial Corp. to acquire GE Capital franchise loans
Jun 28, 2016 9:06 AM
Wintrust Franchise Finance, a part of Wintrust Financial Corp.'s Lake Forest Bank and Trust Co., will acquire approximately $581 million in loans from an affiliate of GE Capital Franchise Finance.
Signature Bank Celebrates 10 Years as Chicago's Business Bank
Jun 28, 2016 8:35 AM
Like many entrepreneurs who start a new business, the three founders of Signature Bank--Mick O'Rourke, Kevin Bastuga, and Bryan Duncan--recognized a void in the market and created a plan to meet that need.
How to build your credit score if you're young and don't use cards
Jun 26, 2016 7:17 AM
Just 33 percent of millennials own a credit card, according to a new survey. Many are happy to pay with cash or a debit card. But a good credit history can be essential when you apply for an apartment, a mortgage, an auto loan, or a job, or even to get a good deal on a cellphone.
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