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Help Local Heroes Buy Homes with Modest Down Payments

Posted December 23, 2021 — Community Heroes is focused on public employees and professional who face challenges in buying homes in or near the places where they work.

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.

Getting to Know Us: Michelle Haslam

Posted October 1, 2021 — Meet Michelle Haslam, Compliance & Risk Management Advisor-ShareFI.

FIPCO Welcomes Rob Foxx

Posted September 7, 2021 — FIPCO is excited to announce the hiring of Rob Foxx as information security and IT audit advisor. Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and in 2015 completed the ICBA Certified Community Banking Technology Officer course. He brings more than 10 years of IT support, security, and related technology risk management in his prior position at a bank.

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.

Getting to Know Us: Jeff Schmid

Posted September 1, 2021 — Meet  Jeff Schmid, Director of Compliance and Management Services.

Getting to Know Us: Becky Schowalter

Posted August 2, 2021 — Meet Becky Schowalter, Software Specialist.

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?

FIPCO Announces the Addition of Michelle Haslam to the ShareFI Team

Posted July 2, 2021 — FIPCO is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Haslam to the ShareFI team.

Getting to Know Us: Ken M. Shaurette

Posted July 1, 2021 — Meet Ken M. Shaurette, Director InfoSec and Audit.