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Heartland BancCorp Announces Higher First Quarter 2014 Earnings15-Apr-2014

G. Scott McComb, Chairman and CEO of Heartland BancCorp, parent company of Heartland Bank, today reported first quarter 2014 net income of $1.234 mill..

William J. Schottenstein elected to the Board of Directors of Heartland Bank09-Apr-2014

G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank announced today that William J. Schottenstein was elected to the Board of Directors..

Columbus Business First: Heartland Bank stepping into limelight: Q&A with CEO Scott McComb20-Mar-2014

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Heartland Bank’s Downtown Columbus Branch Opens This Week31-Jan-2014

Gahanna, Ohio – G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank is pleased to announce that the recently purchased 101 South ..

Heartland Bank to Accept Franklin County Property Tax Payments11-Dec-2013

Gahanna, Ohio - Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank, in partnership with the Franklin County Treasurer’s Office, is ..

Columbus Business First: Heartland Bank CEO remains hopeful despite industry’s mortgage slump12-Nov-2013

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Heartland Bank teams up with Columbus Crew28-Oct-2013

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Pennies to Dollars to Help Johnstown-Northridge Community Food Pantry28-Oct-2013

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Heartland BancCorp Announces Higher 3rd Quarter 2013 Earnings: Directors Increase Dividend17-Oct-2013

Gahanna, Ohio - Scott McComb, Chairman & CEO of Heartland BancCorp, parent company of Heartland Bank, today reported a 2% increase in third quarte..

Pennies to Dollars to Help Glenwood Center for Early Child Development11-Sep-2013

Heartland Bank is proud to support the Glenwood Center for Early Child Development. To learn more and see how you can support this great cause, ..

Hampton Inn construction kicks off after financing finalized with Heartland Bank - Business First20-Aug-2013

Columbus hotel investor and operator David Patel has completed financing on a 152-room Hampton Inn & Suites and wasted no time in getting construc..

Pennies to Dollars to Help Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene20-Aug-2013

Heartland Bank is proud to support the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene. To learn more and see how you can support this great cause, please..

Heartland Bank Receives 2013 WWR Outstanding Community Partner Award14-Aug-2013

August 13, 2013, Gahanna, Ohio – Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR) presented Heartland Bank of Gahanna, Ohio with the annual 2013..

Heartland BancCorp Announces 2nd Quarter and Year-To-Date 2013 Earnings17-Jul-2013

Gahanna, Ohio - Scott McComb, Chairman & CEO of Heartland BancCorp, parent company of Heartland Bank, today reported earnings for the 2nd quarter ..

Heartland Bank to serve as Presenting Sponsor of 40th annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival05-Jun-2013

Gahanna, Ohio – June 4, 2013 Heartland Bank is proud to announce their support of the 40th annual Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music &am..

Heartland BancCorp Ranks 62nd in American Banker Magazine Top 200 Community Banks in the Nation08-May-2013

GAHANNA, OHIO – May 8, 2013….Leading business management publication American Banker Magazine has just released its annual list of th..

Pennies to Dollars to Help Gahanna Animal Hospital08-May-2013

Heartland Bank is proud to support the Gahanna Animal Hospital. To learn more and see how you can support this great cause, please feel free t..

Heartland BancCorp Announces 1st Quarter 2013 Earnings 15-Apr-2013

G. Scott McComb, Chairman and CEO of Heartland BancCorp, parent company of Heartland Bank, today reported 1st quarter 2013 net income of $1.091 millio..

Pennies to Dollars to Help the Licking County Humane Society15-Apr-2013

Heartland Bank is proud to support the Licking County Humane Society. To learn more and see how you can support this great cause, please feel ..

Over 300 Registered for Heartland Bank’s 6th Annual Money Matters Free Financial Summit11-Mar-2013

GAHANNA, OH – March 11, 2013 – Continuing the tradition of being a financial solutions resource, Heartland Bank was proud to present t..

A Man’s Dream Comes True22-Feb-2013

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Heartland Bank Reinvests in Downtown Columbus08-Feb-2013

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Heartland BancCorp Announces 2012 Earnings22-Jan-2013

Gahanna, Ohio – G. Scott McComb, Chairman & CEO of Heartland BancCorp, parent company of Heartland Bank, today announced 2012 earnings. ..

Early Dividend Payout to Heartland BancCorp Shareholders29-Nov-2012

GAHANNA, OHIO – November 29, 2012 - G. Scott McComb, Chairman & CEO of Heartland BancCorp, parent company of Heartland Bank announced at..

Gerald McClain Family Honored During Heartland Bank’s Newark Office Grand Opening Celebration13-Nov-2012

GAHANNA, OHIO – November 13, 2012 … Over 150 people were in attendance at the Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of He..

Heartland BancCorp Announces: Higher 3rd Quarter and Year-to-Date 2012 Earnings11-Oct-2012

Gahanna, Ohio – October 11, 2012 - G. Scott McComb, Chairman & CEO of Heartland BancCorp, parent company of Heartland Bank, today report..


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Columbus Business First: Heartland Bank CEO remains hopeful despite industry’s mortgage slump

Columbus Business First: Heartland Bank CEO remains hopeful despite industry’s mortgage slump

12-Nov-2013

by Evan Weese, Columbus Business First.

Banks in the second half of 2013 have grappled with how best to generate mortgage banking income in the face of higher interest rates and heightened regulatory scrutiny.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Heartland Bank CEO Scott McComb acknowledges the challenges cutting into banks’ non-interest income, but feels buoyed by the community banking niche and a historical outlook on interest rates. Refinancings have plunged and originations slowed, but McComb doesn’t see that as a big concern.

“Rates historically are still very, very low,” he said of 30-year fixed-rate mortgages that are averaging just above 4.1 percent. “People have very short memories if they think that’s high.”

Mortgage banking income has dropped significantly at U.S. banks because of the year’s uptick in rates from historic lows. Gahanna’s Heartland through three quarters of the year saw non-interest income fall 33 percent to $2.8 million.

Among U.S. banks with less than $20 billion in assets, mortgage banking income fell 27 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier.

What’s more, bankers are concerned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s qualified mortgage rules, which take effect Jan. 10, will tighten credit and restrict income even more.

“It’s kind of sad when we have to pass laws where the borrower has to show they can cover,” McComb said. “The loan officers and the (community) banks know the customers pretty well.”

Still, he doesn’t expect the regulation to have a huge impact at $577-million-asset Heartland. Community banks, he said, “have capitalized on keeping a lot of those loans in our portfolio,” allowing for open dialogue, he said.

Evan Weese covers funding and capital for Columbus Business First.

 

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