Heartland Financial USA, Inc. rebranded as HTLF. HTLF is recognized as Forbes Best Bank for the fifth consecutive year.
Forbes ranked Heartland 40th among a nationwide group of 100 leading banking organization. AimBank merged with FirstBank & Trust making this our largest acquisition to date and our largest bank with more than $3 billion in assets. Arizona Bank & Trust completed its purchase and assumption of Johnson Bank’s four Phoenix branches. Acquisition of AimBank Texas and Johnson Bank Arizona Branches.
Heartland enhanced its presence in Kansas City with the acquisition of Bank of Blue Valley. Merging Bank of Blue Valley into Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust, retaining the Bank of Blue Valley name. Rockford Bank & Trust acquired and merged into Illinois Bank & Trust.
Heartland is recognized as a Forbes Best Bank in America. The merge of Signature Bank into Minnesota Bank & Trust puts Heartland over the $10 Billion threshold.
Founders Community Bank merges with Premier Valley Bank. Citywide Banks joins Heartland and merges with Centennial Bank and Trust. Heartland is recognized as a Forbes Best Bank in America.
Heartland completes its acquisition of Centennial Bank, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Centennial Bank merges into Heartland’s Summit Bank & Trust, creating Centennial Bank and Trust.
Community Bank & Trust merges with Wisconsin Bank & Trust. First Scottsdale Bank merges with Arizona Bank & Trust. Community Bank merges with New Mexico Bank & Trust.
Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust joins Heartland. Riverside Community Bank becomes Illinois Bank & Trust. Galena State Bank merges with Illinois Bank & Trust.
Heartland receives its first recognition as a Forbes Best Bank in America.
Wisconsin Community Bank changes its name to Wisconsin Bank & Trust; Wisconsin Bank & Trust subsequently acquires First National Bank of Platteville, Wisconsin, and unifies all its locations under a new brand and identity. Dubuque Bank and Trust acquires Liberty Bank of Dubuque, Iowa. Arizona Bank & Trust acquires Heritage Bank of Phoenix, Arizona.
Expand mortgage banking to California, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming, and new lending teams in Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Billings and Minneapolis.
Galena State Bank acquired Elizabeth State Bank in an FDIC-assisted transaction.
Heartland charters Minnesota Bank & Trust.
Arizona Bank & Trust acquires Bank of the Southwest. Heartland charters Summit Bank & Trust.
Heartland acquires Rocky Mountain Bank in Montana.
Heartland is listed on the NASDAQ and charters Arizona Bank & Trust.
First National Bank of Clovis acquired by New Mexico Bank & Trust.
Wisconsin Community Bank acquires Bank One of Monroe, Wisconsin. The division chosen to manage 401(k) plan for Doctors Without Borders, indicating national leadership in the field of value-based investing. Wisconsin Business Bank, a branch of Wisconsin Community Bank, forms to grow commercial banking.
Charters New Mexico Bank & Trust as Heartland’s second de novo bank. ULTEA acquires Lease Associations Group of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Acquires Cottage Grove State Bank, renamed as Wisconsin Community Bank.
Heartland purchases ULTEA, LLC. Tri-State Community Credit Corp. changes its name to Citizens Finance Co.
Riverside Community Bank opens as Heartland’s first de novo bank.
Heartland acquires First Community Bank.
Heartland acquires Galena State Bank.
Heartland Bancorp changes its name to Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Dubuque Bank and Trust acquires Farley State Bank.
Heartland Bancorp acquires the remaining minority interest and now owned 100% of outstanding Dubuque Bank and Trust stock. Dubuque Bank and Trust acquires Key City Bank. Broke $300 million in total assets.
Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the five safest banks in Iowa and one of the 172 safest banks in the nation. Organized Tri-State Community Credit Corp. to acquire the assets of Fireside Credit. Dubuque Bank and Trust Insurance Company acquires the Spensley, Galloghy and Brown Insurance Agency.
Dubuque Bank and Trust Insurance founded.
Formation of Heartland Bancorp; Dubuque Bank and Trust shareholders become shareholders of Heartland Bancorp.
Dubuque Bank and Trust opens for business at Ninth and Main.