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Wintrust Financial buys River City Mortgage

Lake Forest-based Wintrust Financial Corp., which operates 15 community banks in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, said its mortgage unit has acquired certain assets and liabilities of River City Mortgage LLC. Get the full story »

Wintrust to build ‘community,’ network banks

Wintrust Financial Corp., which has long downplayed its corporate name in favor of touting its individual community banks, plans to give each of its 15 lending institutions the “sub-brand” of  “A Wintrust Community Bank.”

The $14 billion-asset lender also disclosed on Monday that, for the first time,  customers at one of its community banks will be able to conduct  business at another one by late summer. Get the full story »