First Business Bank: To offer interest-bearing checking account to all business clients

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Kelley Dixon

Marketing & Events Coordinator

First Business Financial Services, Inc.


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MADISON, WI, September 9, 2011 – First Business Bank is launching a new interest-bearing checking account for businesses. Recent regulatory changes allow banks to pay interest on checking balances to all businesses. In the past Regulation Q permitted payment of interest to only sole-proprietors and nonprofit organizations. As of July 21, 2011, the Dodd-Frank Wall St. Reform and Consumer Protection Act repealed this provision of Regulation Q.

Effective today, First Business Bank will offer a new Premier Interest-Bearing Checking account. It will pay an attractive rate of interest on surplus balances kept within the account. “This will be a valuable product for businesses that are looking to maximize the earning potential of their liquid reserves,” commented Beth Korth, Senior Vice President of Treasury Management at First Business Bank.

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About First Business Bank – Madison

First Business Bank was established by area business owners and investors in 1990 to specialize in quality business banking for the local business community. First Business Bank offers a full line of financial services for businesses and business owners, including: commercial lending, treasury management, private banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, call 608-238-8008.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a $1+ billion Wisconsin-based bank holding company that specializes in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals through its operating companies. It is the 3rd largest Wisconsin-based commercial bank holding company listed on NASDAQ or NYSE. Its companies include: First Business Bank – Madison; First Business Bank – Milwaukee; First Business Bank – Northeast; First Business Trust & Investments; First Business Equipment Finance, LLC; and First Business Capital Corp. For additional information, visit or call (608) 238-8008.