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Is the Fastest-Growing Group of Homebuyers Part of Your Originations’ Strategy?

Posted December 7, 2021 — Hispanic homebuyers powered 50% of homeownership growth in the decade leading up to 2020.

Ken Shaurette Announces Upcoming Retirement

Posted November 1, 2021 — After 13 years at FIPCO helping hundreds of bankers along with 37+ years working in the information Security Industry and over 45 years total hanging around information technology, thank goodness no more punch cards, Ken Shaurette is planning to retire at the end of 2021. Ken joined our team in 2008 to launch our Information Security and IT Audit Consulting division. Over the course of the years, his expertise and service have been greatly appreciated and well-respected by our customers and members.

WBA and FIPCO Staff Raise Over $6,000 for United Way

Posted November 1, 2021 — A focus on community is one of the values the Wisconsin Bankers Association staff shares with our members. Last week, WBA held an annual fundraiser for staff to help raise money for the United Way. As an organization, we strive to be advocates for the wellbeing of our community. This fundraiser provides an opportunity to engage with the social and societal issues such as education, health, poverty, and income that in turn impact the communities our banks and employees are a part of.

FIPCO Compliance Concierge Loan and Mortgage Forum – Another Great Success!

Posted November 1, 2021 — “It was great seeing our customers in our newly remodeled building on October 19 and 20 for the Compliance Concierge Forum. We were able to share our forum information with many users that attended the forum in-person and via Zoom,” said Annette Witkowski, Director Software Support and Training Services. “The meeting was packed with information related to the lending industry, and we received favorable feedback from the attendees.”

Making the Most of Banking APIs at REST

Posted October 1, 2021 — Much of today’s digital financial services world revolves around fintech companies and their use of application programming interfaces (APIs), which enable open banking platforms to incorporate more innovation and accountholders to personalize experiences. An overwhelming percentage of APIs now utilize REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture, which provides scalability and flexibility if connected properly.

What You Should Know about Today’s Millennial Homebuyers

Posted September 1, 2021 — Millennials are the largest generation and, despite hurdles, continue to be the most likely to buy a house.

Developing an ISAP, ASAP

Posted August 2, 2021 — Keeping your network secure in the current climate of internet assault is no small job. Think back – how little has changed. In 2001, server-based worms were estimated to have cost private industry almost $3 billion. Code Red alone infected 359,000 servers in under 14 hours, and within 24 hours of Nimda, 50 percent of the infected hosts went offline. Fast forward to today and the exponential increase in breaches, how much is really that different?

When XDR Meets MDR – It’s the Right Marriage!

Posted June 2, 2021 — According to analyst firm Gartner, Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is an “SaaS-based, vendor-specific, security threat detection and incident response tool that natively integrates multiple security products into a cohesive security operations system that unifies all licensed components.”

FIPCO Welcomes Jesse Voit as Regional Vice President of Business Development

Posted May 13, 2021 — FIPCO is pleased to introduce Jesse Voit as Regional Vice President of Business Development serving Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Jesse brings a wealth of banking and technology experience to help serve financial institutions throughout the region.

New Housing Leaders Declare Priorities

Posted April 28, 2021 — Partner Content from Arch MI: With the 117th Congress now underway, it’s an excellent time to take stock of possible policy shifts resulting from the new balance of power between Capitol Hill and the White House. One unresolved question is how long Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to operate under the conservatorship put in place 12 years ago.

Save Time with Digital Lending

Posted April 1, 2021 — ConnectFI brings your loan application process into the digital world.

Virus Protection for the Modern World

Posted March 1, 2021 — As banking operations have adapted to the demands of pandemic life (more remote work, broader digital interaction with third parties, etc.) institutions should reassess their defenses. Data breaches are on the rise despite the heavy security investments organizations make. If you are still relying on outdated antivirus protection solutions like signature-based architecture, your systems may be at risk.

President's Message: FIPCO Partners with IMM

Posted February 10, 2021 — FIPCO recently announced a new partnership with IMM, a premier provider of eSignature and Digital Transaction solutions designed exclusively for financial institutions, to expand the eSignature options for our customers.

IMM Partners with FIPCO to Improve Financial Institutions' Efficiency and Profitability

Posted January 20, 2021 — Partnership empowers customers to manage workflows with eSignature capability