iAB partnering with Cetera for services

Cetera Financial Institutions, formerly known as PrimeVest, has announced an agreement to provide comprehensive wealth management solutions, tools and support to iAB financial bank of Fort Wayne.

Through the agreement, iAB financial bank's clients will have access to a broad range of investments, insurance and wealth management solutions provided by registered financial advisors serving iAB financial bank's 17 branch offices throughout northeast Indiana. Joseph Byers will manage the program and recruit qualified advisors to expand his staff.

"We're building a program that supports iAB financial bank, its culture, and its mission to be a true partner for customers," said Byers. "Cetera works exclusively with banks and credit unions, so they have the dedicated focus and expertise to be a great partner for us."

The new program at iAB financial bank will be marketed under the iAB financial services brand.

iAB financial bank is the sole banking subsidiary of Independent Alliance Banks, Inc. The bank has nearly $1 billion in assets and serves more than 25,000 customers in Fort Wayne, Bluffton, Grabill, Harlan, Huntington, Leo, Markle, New Haven, Ossian, Roanoke, Van Buren and Warren.