2018

Forbes 2018 best banks in america award.

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.

2017

2017

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.

2016

2016

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.

2015

2015

Community Bank & Trust merges with Wisconsin Bank & Trust. First Scottsdale Bank merges with Arizona Bank & Trust. Community Bank merges with New Mexico Bank & Trust.

2014

2014

Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust joins Heartland. Riverside Community Bank becomes Illinois Bank & Trust. Galena State Bank merges with Illinois Bank & Trust.

2013

2013

Heartland receives its first recognition as a Forbes Best Bank in America.

2012

2012

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.

2011

2011

Expand mortgage banking to California, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming, and new lending teams in Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Billings and Minneapolis.

2009

2009

Galena State Bank acquired Elizabeth State Bank in an FDIC-assisted transaction.

2008

2008

Heartland charters Minnesota Bank & Trust.

2006

2006

Arizona Bank & Trust acquires Bank of the Southwest. Heartland charters Summit Bank & Trust.

2004

2004

Heartland acquires Rocky Mountain Bank in Montana.

2003

2003

Heartland is listed on the NASDAQ and charters Arizona Bank & Trust.

2000

2000

First National Bank of Clovis acquired by New Mexico Bank & Trust.

1999

1999

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.

1998

1998

Charters New Mexico Bank & Trust as Heartland’s second de novo bank. ULTEA acquires Lease Associations Group of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1997

1997

Acquires Cottage Grove State Bank, renamed as Wisconsin Community Bank.

1996

1996

Heartland purchases ULTEA, LLC. Tri-State Community Credit Corp. changes its name to Citizens Finance Co.

1995

1995

Riverside Community Bank opens as Heartland’s first de novo bank.

1994

1994

Heartland acquires First Community Bank.

1992

1992

Heartland acquires Galena State Bank.

1991

1991

Heartland Bancorp changes its name to Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Dubuque Bank and Trust acquires Farley State Bank.

1989

1989

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.

1988

1988

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.

1985

1985

Dubuque Bank and Trust Insurance founded.

1982

1982

Formation of Heartland Bancorp; Dubuque Bank and Trust shareholders become shareholders of Heartland Bancorp.

1935

1935

Dubuque Bank and Trust opens for business at Ninth and Main.