Wings Financial Credit Union to Acquire Settlers bank

November 2, 2022

Wings Financial Credit Union to Acquire Settlers bank

Team and systems to remain intact.

WINDSOR, Wisconsin. (Nov. 02, 2022) — Settlers bank and Wings Financial Credit Union announced today that the two organizations have reached an agreement for Wings to acquire the bank.

The transaction, which requires approval by state and federal regulators, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023. When the transaction is complete, Settlers bank locations will be re-branded as Settlers Best Credit Union, a division of Wings Financial Credit Union.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to introduce our services to the Wisconsin market,” said Frank Weidner, Wings Financial CU President and CEO. “We’ve been exploring opportunities to expand into Wisconsin and this transaction was a great fit for both Settlers bank and Wings.”

“Settlers bank was started 15 years ago to be accessible and to build relationships through collaboration. Wings shares these values and our partnership will allow us to build on our already strong market momentum,” said Settlers bank Founder and CEO, Tom Spitz.  “We are excited that the approach to the transaction will keep the systems and team of Settlers bank intact to allow us to continue to serve our markets without disruption,” added Settlers bank Founder and President, David Fink.

Settlers bank was represented by Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison, WI, and Oak Ridge Financial Services Group, Inc served as financial advisor. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. served as financial advisor and Honigman LLP, Chicago, IL served as legal advisor to Wings Financial Credit Union.

 About Settlers bank

Settlers bank is a privately‐owned, premier provider of commercial, treasury, mortgage, and private banking services. Founded in 2007, Settlers bank was started to be accessible, offer solutions, and to build relationships through collaboration. To learn more, visit

 About Wings Financial

Wings Financial Credit Union is Minnesota’s largest credit union and one of the top credit unions nationally, with over $8 billion in assets and more than 340,000 members. In 2022, Wings was named one of the top credit unions nationally by for the upcoming year, as well as being named by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as Minnesota’s Best Credit Union and a Top workplace for the 10th consecutive year. Founded in 1938, Wings’ membership has grown to include anyone who lives or works in 34 Minnesota and Wisconsin counties including the Minneapolis–St. Paul metro area, the metropolitan areas of Detroit, Seattle and Orlando and the aviation industry nationwide. To learn more, visit

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