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DFI in process of upgrading,
expanding availability of online forms

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions has undertaken a project to upgrade and expand the corporate entity forms available on the DFI website. The goal is to provide better customer service for the thousands of businesses that interact with DFI on a monthly basis. Key goals of the project are:

  • Increasing the number of forms available online.
  • Reducing the volume of paper forms handled by DFI, which will enable our staff to be more efficient and responsive to customer needs.
  • Simplifying forms to make them easier to fill out.
  • Making the online instructions used to fill out the forms easier to understand.

During this project, there may be brief periods when some previously available features will be temporarily unavailable. If any of our customers experience a problem, we apologize for the inconvenience. We welcome feedback from our customers. E-mail us at Corporations@wisconsin.gov.

Russian visitors meet with DFI
to discuss financial literacy initiatives

MADISON – A delegation from Russia visited the Department of Financial Institutions on July 24 to discuss financial literacy efforts. The contingent was visiting the United States through the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. DFI’s David Mancl, Director of the Office of Financial Literacy, shared information about efforts to promote financial literacy among Wisconsin’s youth, the general public and in the workplace. Pictured above are, left to right: Aleksandr Ivashkin, Chair, Noncommercial Partnership, League of Financial Institutions, Vladivostok; Maria Radchenco, head of the Economics and Finance Department, Priamursky State University, Birobidzhan; Mancl; and Serge Grigoryan, head of the Analytical Department, Association of Russian Banks, Moscow. Other Russian agencies represented at the meeting were the Russian Financial Consumer Protection Union and the Institute of Stock Market and Management.

DFI holds roundtable meeting with
Appleton area credit union leaders

APPLETON – DFI Secretary Ray Allen and agency leadership hosted a roundtable meeting for credit union executives on July 21 at Community First Credit Union in Appleton. More than two dozen credit union leaders attended the listening session. Pictured above are, left to right, Karen Lamia, The Labor Credit Union, Neenah; Georgia Maxwell, DFI Assistant Deputy Secretary; Secretary Allen; Kim Santos, Director of DFI’s Office of Credit Unions; and Tom Liebe, Senior Vice President, Wisconsin Credit Union League. The meeting was the first in a series of four roundtable sessions that DFI is holding with Wisconsin credit union executives this summer.

New business entity filings
tracking 3.4% ahead of prior year

MADISON – The number of new business entities formed in Wisconsin in the first six months of 2015 grew by 3.4% compared to same period in 2014, according to data compiled by the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). As of June 30, 2015, new business filings totaled 21,379, compared to 20,675 in same period in 2014.

The business formation data is compiled by DFI, which is the filing office for the creation of business entities in the state. DFI tracks new business entity creation on a monthly basis and posts the data on its website.

The full report may be found at www.wdfi.org/corporations/HistoricalStatistics.htm.