March 20. 2012 12:00PM

BizTimes Money: Wisconsin banks performed above average in 4Q

  
Wisconsin’s FDIC-insured banks outperformed national averages in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to recent data from the agency.

Wisconsin banks had a 10.3 percent average capital ratio, which surpassed the average national 9.17 percent rate. Capital ratios are on the rise nationwide as the industry works to defend itself against loan losses, according to the Wisconsin Bankers Association. With 87 percent of Wisconsin banks currently profitable, the state also beat the national average in number of profitable banks. For more, read the new edition of the BizTimes Money Weekly.

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