Meet with us Virtually

03/31/2022Virtual Appointments let you connect with us from your home, office, or anywhere using your camera-enabled phone, tablet, or computer. Simply select "Virtual" when you schedule an appointment.
 

What Factors Can Help Increase Your Property Value?

07/26/2021For most people, their home is their largest financial investment and asset. Ideally – over time and with every mortgage payment made – the value you have in your home increases, which should translate to increased potential for profit when it comes time to sell. Despite inevitable economic ups and downs, it’s important to take the long view when considering your home’s eventual profit potential.

HELOC: Benefits and Financial Flexibility for Homeowners

07/22/2021No matter if the need to access funds is for fun or out of necessity, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) is one of the most common and easiest ways to convert your home’s value into cash. By establishing a HELOC now, you’re prepared and ready to leverage your equity.

Maintaining Your Home & Planning for the Future

05/10/2021So, you purchased a home – congratulations! Now comes the challenging (but rewarding!) work of maintaining it.

Insuring Your Future: Navigating Insurance

05/10/2021Home Insurance is absolutely essential to protect what is likely your largest investment: your home.

Making a Down Payment: How Much Do I Need?

05/10/2021A lot goes into buying a home, but one of the biggest hurdles for many is saving enough for a down payment.

Financing New Home Construction: Can I Build?

05/10/2021So, you think you want to build a new home? Or, maybe you’re wondering if you can?  

Selecting a Mortgage Product: What’s Right for You?

05/10/2021Not all mortgages are the same, and it's important to understand the benefits and disadvantages of each mortgage type before purchasing a home.

Preparing to Buy: How Much Can You Afford?

05/07/2021If you're planning to buy a home (whether it’s your first home or you’re making a move), you probably have good reasons for your decision.

Beginning Investing

05/06/2021As logical as it might seem to look for the perfect stock or bond and make it your investment of choice, that’s not the best approach to meeting your financial goals.

Managing Debt

05/06/2021Even if you're financially responsible, life's unpredictable nature can sometimes catch you off guard, making it dangerously easy to fall into debt.

Building Credit & Best Practices for Credit Cards

05/06/2021Understanding the importance of building and maintaining your credit score.

Saving for Emergencies

05/06/2021When emergencies and unexpected situations strike, it’s important to be prepared and make wise decisions.

Supporting your Local Community

05/06/2021There are plenty of things everyone can do to help support their local community.

Budgeting Made Simple: The 50/30/20 Rule

05/06/2021Your budget is a way to stick to your saving goals. If you have a partner, having one household budget is essential for having a good sense of where you stand financially together.

Life Insurance and Wills

05/06/2021Life insurance and wills aren’t things people like to talk about. After all, planning for the financial impact of your death isn't an easy thing to do—but it's essential.

Retirement and 401ks

05/06/2021Even if you’re just starting your first real job—actually, especially if you’re just starting your first real job—it’s time to start thinking about retirement.

Health Insurance

05/06/2021One of your biggest financial risks is confronting unexpected expenses that your family can’t afford, no matter how careful you are with your money.

Teaching Children about Money

05/05/2021One of the most important things you can teach your children is how to manage money and invest for the future.

Preparing for the Expenses of Parenthood

05/05/2021Parenthood is a fulfilling experience that requires careful planning and consideration.

Talking to your Partner about Money

05/04/2021When it comes to talking with a spouse or partner about money, many people shy away. It can be scary — but it doesn’t have to be.

Third Economic Impact Payments

04/07/2021The most recent relief legislation contains provisions for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) is similar to the first and second rounds, and our federal government is expected to start sending the payments to eligible Americans in the week ahead.

Making a Down Payment on a House

02/01/2021A lot goes into buying a home, but one of the biggest hurdles for many is saving enough for a down payment.

Small Business Owners Identified as COVID Scam Targets

01/14/2021

Target for new COVID scam: Small business owners. January 13, 2021 by Lesley Fair, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC 

Saving with a Purpose: An Online Coach

01/06/2021Saving with a purpose is the secret to making your goals a reality. This Coach session will help you set concrete savings goals and show you how much you need to save every month to reach them

Establishing an Emergency Fund

01/04/2021One of the most effective tools for preventing a large-scale financial disaster is an emergency fund, an amount of money that is set aside to cover unexpected expenses, or to keep you afloat if no regular income is coming in.

Guide to Savings Accounts

01/04/2021If you're building an emergency fund, saving for a big purchase, or getting money together to invest, using an insured savings account can put you on the right road.

Beware of COVID-19 Stimulus Payment Scams

12/30/2020Don’t let fraudsters get to your money, here’s what you need to know.

Second Stimulus Payments Have Begun

12/30/2020In response to pandemic conditions, the Federal government passed a stimulus bill called the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021,” and as a result, you may soon receive an economic impact payment by check or direct deposit.

Buying a Home

12/15/2020Start by defining your goals. Consider where you want to live, the features you're looking for, what you can afford, and a realistic date for having the money you'll need. Then apply your knowledge to making this key decision.

Reasons to Refinance Your Auto

12/15/2020Refinancing can be beneficial if everything lines up in your favor. What can you get out of it? The list is long and exciting for someone stuck with loan payments that they aren’t happy with.

What a Car Loan Costs

12/15/2020When shopping for a car, it's usually best to start by shopping for a car loan. When you’re shopping for a car loan, remember that what it costs you to borrow depends on three things...

What You Should Know Before Making a Down Payment on a House

12/15/2020A lot goes into buying a home, but one of the biggest hurdles for many is saving enough for a down payment.

The North Shore Bank Zoo Boo Returns for Family-Friendly, Socially-Distanced Fun

09/14/2020The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is excited to once again partner with North Shore Bank to present North Shore Bank Zoo Boo for the 2020 season. Although this year’s event features a few changes from years past to promote health and extra safety measures, you can rest assured that we haven’t changed the fun! 

Can a Coat of Paint Sell Your Home?

05/08/2020Profit depends equally on sale price, however, so be sure not to neglect the selling process. After all, buying low and selling low produces the same result as buying high and selling high.

Tips to Avoid Scams During Coronavirus

05/04/2020Scammers are trying creative ways to get your money or sensitive information during this challenging time. Discover tips to help you avoid falling victim to these tactics.

As Our Country Faces Crisis, Bankers are Heroes Too

04/24/2020Chairman and CEO Jim McKenna recognizes the efforts North Shore Bank and other community banks are making to serve the needs of their customers and communities. He wrote this commentary to bring attention to the unsung heroes fighting the economic war our country now faces due to consequences of COVID-19.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

04/21/2020The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and play games that center around spending money wisely. Be open and honest when you discuss your financial experiences—good or bad.

Let’s Celebrate Seymour Savings’ 20th Birthday!

04/21/2020A big thank you goes out to our mascot, Seymour Savings, for creating smiles and helping raise money-savvy children over the past two decades at North Shore Bank.

Teaching Kids to Save

04/17/2020Everyday spending habits can have far more impact on our financial future than any single investment decision we may make. The earlier we can teach children about earning interest versus paying it, the better prepared they will be to manage their own finances.

What to Know About the 2020 Economic Relief Payments

04/16/2020The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.

Piggy Bank Lessons

04/15/2020Here are a few fun and useful lessons about money for our little savers. There’s a message in each of these old sayings.

Raising Money-Smart Kids

04/15/2020Teaching kids to save is important. But what should kids learn at each age? Here’s a chart to help you talk to your kids about money, introducing the right topics at the right age.

New North End Walk-Up Video Teller and ATM Access Now Available!

04/13/2020North Shore Bank is excited to let you know that the construction of our newest office located on Milwaukee’s East Side is complete.  We’re eager to provide you banking services in the vibrant North End neighborhood on the corner of E. Pleasant St. and Water St.

What You Should Know About the CARES Act

04/03/2020The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every facet of American life and severely impacted the markets and economy. The following are highlights of many of the federal relief opportunities created thus far which may benefit you.

A Message to Our Customers about COVID-19

03/13/2020As always, the wellbeing of our customers, communities, and employees are our priority. With the growing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can trust that North Shore Bank is taking appropriate actions based on the latest conditions. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we move forward in an evolving situation.

The SECURE Act and You.

01/16/2020The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was passed and signed into law in December 2019. Understanding what the new law provides will allow you to look ahead and confidently develop plans for financing your retirement.

Is Now the Right Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

01/02/2020A refinanced loan can yield lower interest rates, fund a future endeavor, help with debt consolidation or shave off some years on your financial commitment. There are costs involved with refinancing, so it is a decision to make after doing the proper diligence.

Why Every Homeowner Needs a HELOC

12/19/2019If there’s one thing of which homeowners can be sure, it’s that owning a home comes with unexpected expenses – and that those expenses often come up at the most inopportune times. A roof leaks, a water heater blows or the furnace fails on the coldest day of the year … or just in advance of when the in-laws are expected to arrive.

How Real is the Risk of Recession?

12/04/2019History tells us that at least one of three major factors is generally at play when recession risk becomes reality: shock, excess and the Fed itself. Let’s take a closer look at each of these...

Business Bankers Make Yearly Cream Puff Deliveries to Clients

08/28/2019Earlier this month, North Shore Bank Commercial Banking team members made their annual delivery of Wisconsin State Fair cream puffs to clients — 26 boxes containing six cream puffs each.

Bank Enjoys Decades-Long Racine County Fair Partnership

08/28/2019North Shore Bank involvement at the Racine County Fair

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

08/28/2019Before you throw your hands up in the air and send junior out looking for a job, you might consider a few strategies to help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Back to School: Online Safety

08/22/2019Now that summertime is quickly coming to an end, it’s back-to-school season. While you’re running around getting pencils, calculators and binders, remember something else on your back-to-school list: talking with your kids about online safety.

As School Year Draws Near, Consider Options for Young Savers

08/12/2019The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to start a child’s financial education, too! 

My Cash Back Rewards Now Available in the Mobile App

08/07/2019Earlier this year we launched a new rewards program, My Cash Back Rewards. With My Cash Back Rewards, you'll get rewarded from the places you shop when you use your North Shore Bank debit card, and it can now be accessed on the North Shore Bank Mobile app.

Sturgeon Bay Raises Over $1,500 for Wisconsin Humane Society

08/06/2019The Sturgeon Bay branch’s June fundraiser for the Door County campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society raised $1,564.04.

Taste of Lake Country Features Plenty of Food, Fun in Pewaukee

08/02/2019Food and fun were in the air, as usual, at this year’s North Shore Bank Taste of Lake Country in Pewaukee on July 26 and 27. 

Financial Readiness in Times of Disaster

07/18/2019Safety is priority one when it comes to dealing with a weather emergency or natural disaster. Sometimes that means you have to pack up and leave home, not knowing when — or if — you’ll be able to return.

Shorewood Cycling Event a Success in Despite Weather

07/16/2019North Shore Bank was again was a part of this year’s amazing Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic, Tour of America’s Dairyland.

Bank Joins 58th Annual Belgian Days Parade

07/15/2019Summertime parade fun in the town of Brussels, WI.

In Support of Marquette High School Students Bright Future

07/12/2019North Shore Bank recently hosted a day of mentoring for students from Marquette University High School students as part of the school’s DISCOVER program.

There’s Nothing Like Summer in Wisconsin

07/11/2019It’s time to get out there and experience all that Wisconsin summers have to offer. North Shore Bank is proud to support many fun and worthwhile events taking place in our communities. 

Forbes Names North Shore Bank One of Wisconsin’s Best Banks

07/10/2019For the second year in a row, North Shore Bank has finished in the top five on Forbes’ list of Best-in-State Banks.

What are the Pros and Cons of Getting a New Home Estimate

05/23/2019What are the benefits and drawbacks of a new estimate for your home?

When Should You Set Up a Child’s Savings Account?

04/03/2019It’s never too early to start saving money, which is why a growing number of parents are opening savings accounts for their children.

Podcast: Planning for Your Mortgage

03/13/2019If you're a first-time homebuyer, you might have a number of questions regarding the home lending process. Here to help you plan for your mortgage is Susan Liedel, one of our Mortgage Loan Professionals.

Pros and Cons of Having an Emergency Fund

03/04/2019Is establishing an emergency fund always the right decision for your situation? 

Does the 4 Percent Rule Still Work?

02/28/2019How well does this long-trusted rule of thumb still hold up?

Podcast: Answering our Top Five Mortgage Questions

02/27/2019We get a lot of questions about home buying, and here are a few that stand out as our "top five".

Saturday is Family Free Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo!

02/25/2019Visit the Milwaukee County Zoo on Saturday, March 2. Admission is free all day. Family Free Day is sponsored by North Shore Bank and Fox 6. 

Recapping the February 22 Focus on Manufacturing Breakfast

02/25/2019On Feb. 22, North Shore Bank partnered with the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce to present the 2019 Focus on Manufacturing Breakfast at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. 

7 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Count

02/25/2019As many Americans receive their refunds this year, the American Bankers Association has highlighted seven tips to help them use the money wisely.

Podcast: Understanding Mortgage Lingo

02/13/2019There are many terms associated with the mortgage process. Today, we're joined by Chris Boland, Vice President of Consumer Lending here at North Shore Bank, who will shed some light on the words and phrases you might hear when applying for a new home loan.

Know the Differences between Simple and Compound Interest

02/07/2019Don’t let your compound interest loans spiral out of control.

Capping Off a Great Green Bay Gamblers Hat Night

02/07/2019North Shore Bank employees and their families helped at the Green Bay Gamblers Hat Night on February 1, handing out free headwear to the first 1,000 people through the gates for the hockey game.

3 Steps To Position Your Product in the Proper Market Context

02/06/2019Successful businesses know that having a good product is only part of the battle. Even if you are the best at what you do, that could mean very little if your brand is unable to set itself apart from the competition and capture customers. Positioning your product in the proper market context can help with that.

5 Ways to Decrease Costs for Your Company

02/06/2019With a bit of thought and creativity, you can decrease costs for your business in ways that won’t disrupt your goals or productivity. In fact, careful cost-cutting could even help your company operate more efficiently and serve customers more effectively.

Employees Judge Ice Sculptures at Greendale Winterfest

02/05/2019North Shore Bank’s Greendale and Southridge branches sponsored Winterfest 2019 in Greendale on February 2.

Top Accounting Challenges for Most Businesses

02/04/2019No matter what sector your business is in, proper accounting is crucial to your success. There are a variety of options you can choose from to help you manage your money, but none are completely perfect. Consider these common challenges businesses like yours often face while tracking financial operations and transactions throughout the year.

Product Feature: Business Debit Cards Rewards

02/01/2019Not only does a North Shore Bank business debit card give you the ability to easily manage cash flow and control employee spending, you can reap the rewards of these MasterCard value-added services.

Getting a Loan and Choosing a Lender: What You Need to Know

01/28/2019Preparation is key to navigating today’s housing market.

Protecting Your Mobile Device

01/17/2019The American Bankers Association recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe.

Podcast: Should You Save Your Credit Card Information Online?

11/01/2017If you shop online frequently, the question of whether it is safe to store credit card information online for the purposes of faster and easier check outs is a valid one that can be approached a number of ways.

Podcast: What is Escrow and How Does it Work?

10/11/2017Allow this guide to help you understand what escrow is and the ways in which it comes into play during a home buying transaction.

Podcast: Four of the Best Ways to Grow Your Savings Account

10/28/2016If you have a savings account or are thinking about opening one, it’s apparent that one of your biggest priorities is already saving money.

Podcast: 9 Ways to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

10/13/2016Here are nine tips you can use to keep your personal and business files safe from ransomware attacks.

Podcast - Accumulating a Down Payment for Your First Home

09/08/2016Unlike interest rates, property taxes and insurance rates, you decide how much you borrow and therefore how large your monthly mortgage payments will be.

Podcast - Financing Life's Big Events

08/10/2016Episode 14 of the In Your Interest Podcast

Podcast - Respecting Your Customers

07/07/2016

Going the extra mile for your customers can pay big dividends for your business. In this episode of our podcast, we discuss five of the ways you can keep your customers.

Podcast - Estate Planning with a New Baby

06/15/2016While you may think that estate planning is just about dealing with potential estate taxes, there are several other issues that are perhaps currently more important than potential estate taxes. Caring for your new baby needs to include caring about estate planning.

Podcast - Five Tips to Help Protect Older Americans from Financial Fraud

06/01/2016Taking steps to protect yourself from identity theft and financial fraud can be an ever-evolving challenge.

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - 9 Essential Tips to Prepare Your House for Sale

05/18/2016Get your home in top shape to sell with these nine easy and effective tips.

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - What to Keep, What to Toss?

05/05/2016Knowing what personal documents you can keep, and how long you need to hold onto them, can be an important part of de-cluttering and organizing your home or office.

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Five Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

04/20/2016Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter and organize your home. In this episode of the In Your Interest Podcast, we discuss five tips that you can use during your Spring Cleaning.
 

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 7

04/06/2016Collateral can be an important factor in the loan application process. In this episode of the In Your Interest Podcast, we examine what collateral is, what qualifies as collateral, and how it can help you.
 

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 6

03/24/2016In this episode of In Your Interest, we take a look at ten tax savings tips that you can use year-round.

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 5

03/09/2016Managing your finances perfectly can be difficult, if not impossible. But there are some good steps to take that will save you time and help you accumulate funds for any financial objective.

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 4

02/24/2016Developing a marketing plan for your small business can be a fairly simple exercise. Think of it as a basic road map to help you get where you want to go, growing your business and brand along the way.

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 3

02/10/2016Four Top Reasons to Apply for a Home Equity Loan

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 2

01/27/2016Welcome to North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast. Today we're discussing the benefits you can get from setting up direct deposit.

North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast - Episode 1

01/13/2016Welcome to North Shore Bank's In Your Interest Podcast. Today we're sharing ten ways you can easily manage your finances with Online Banking.

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