Coulee Bank is headquartered in La Crosse and is the 72nd largest bank in the state of Wisconsin. It is also the 2,303rd largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1961 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 50 employees at 5 locations. Coulee Bank's savings rates are 92% higher than the national average, and it boasts a A+ health rating.
I went through all the account requirements and applied for the account online today and my application was accepted online, but later received a message saying that my account was not approved.
"Thank you for applying for our Rewards Checking Account. Coulee Bank will only accept Rewards Checking applications from those applicants residing in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Thank you for your interest in Coulee Bank", Ellen.
I am from New Jersey, but no where in the account requirements, I read about residency requirements. The online application also did not stop me from applying, I do not know why they set it up that way. Is there anything I can do about this? I feel that my credit report was unnecessarily pulled for an account that they knew were going to deny.
This bank is very professional and offers a perfect customer service. Even if everything needs to be done on-line, you can call the bank and speak to a life and friendly person. Since I made my deposit 9 month ago, I never had any problems, and always top customer service. I even took money from an ATM in Chile, and I received a refund for the ATM fees. Very Good.
Wow.. I'm surprised & yet delighted to have come across this banking blog/website. Unfortunately, all of the above postings about Coulee Bank's negative image are pretty much true. Because so many people have either left or been fired this past year, I'm comfortable to now confirm as a past employee that this place is terrible. They:
Openly threatened to give co-workers a "bad recommendation" for quitting/looking for a better job. La Crosse supervisor (for all branches) significantly cut back weekly hours for "FULL" time and part time workers without explanation – typical. Deny any benefits for part time workers (basic health insurance, vacation, sick time, 401K) - NOTHING Used personal feelings and emotions while calculating "worthless" quarterly bonuses for employees. Still today has a shortage of employees….. Too many long lines for customers – very true, no doubt. Onalaska VP has yelled at employees to the point of crying... "They are always right, you're always wrong." Head of human resources is useless-- any complaint/request/concern in the workplace is not kept secret and turned over to management. AKA: You can't stand up for yourself if there is a workplace issue and have an ally in management at Coulee Bank. The head of HR is pointless - she serves the wants of anything management says and has even threatened employees to "shut up or leave." This is just a short list of how Coulee Bank and their poor treatment of employees. Fortunately I'm no longer in the LAX area and feel okay posting about this. This is real, this is serious, and this is everyday life for workers at Coulee Bank. When shopping for banks, please consider the corporate friendliness and working conditions for bank’s employees. As a first hand witness, I strongly suggest choosing a different local community bank in La Crosse or credit union. SHAME ON COULEE BANK!
I just finished reading some of the posts regarding employees....I have been an employee for a year and a half or so. I have not witnessed the things posted, but I think most work places have some good and some bad. I thought I would share my experience being an employee here. When I bring a concern, be it personal or work related, I'm listened to and when I have needed to change my work hours around, they have been very flexible. I feel like I matter here to the management. I'm part time and don't expect full time benefits but still do get some perks that are offered to all employees. I enjoy most of my co-workers and feel like we all work hard and are also willing to pitch in when there is a gap of an employee or a project that is taking a lot of time and effort. Last but not least, the Human Resource person is excellent. The last thing I would of ever said is "they are worthless." It's guite the opposite, in fact.
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 Coulee Bank had $2.35 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $30.79 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Coulee Bank a Texas Ratio of 7.64% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Coulee Bank decreased dramatically from 13.14% as of March 31, 2013 to 7.64% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a positive change of 41.87%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Coulee Bank has improved dramatically in recent periods.
In the past year, Coulee Bank has increased its total deposits by $8.17 million, resulting in 3.72% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Coulee Bank has shown is excellent.
Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Coulee Bank has $280.12 million in assets with $30.79 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 10.99%, which is above average.
|FDIC Certificate #||18361|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$28.41 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$2.37 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$1.87 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$486,000|
|Historic Data - March 2013|
|Equity Capital||$29.53 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$3.06 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$1.87 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$639,000|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Net Interest Margin||3.51%|
|Return on Assets||1.16%|
|Return on Equity||11.73%|
|Interest Income||$2.79 million|
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|1.00%||-||-||Kasasa Saver - Qualifying|
|0.10%||-||-||Kasasa Saver - Non Qualifying|
|2.55%||-||$15k||Kasasa Cash - Qualifying|
|0.10%||-||-||Kasasa Cash - Non Qualifying|
|0.10%||$100||-||Gold Club Checking|
|0.75%||$500||-||30 Month IRA|
|0.45%||$500||-||18 Month IRA|
|0.35%||$500||-||12 Month IRA|
|Coulee Bank Locations|
|Coulee Bank||1516 Losey Boulevard South||LA Crosse, WI 54601|
|Onalaska Branch||590 Theatre Road||Onalaska, WI 54601|
|Highland Park Branch||742 Grand Avenue||Saint Paul, MN 55105|