Heartland Financial USA Inc. has chosen Independent Financial Marketing Group Inc. to support investment sales at 7 Heartland banks and 44 bank bank branches.[@@]

IFMG, Purchase, N.Y., will work with HTLF Investment Services, a Heartland unit, to offer investment and insurance products through Arizona Bank & Trust, Dubuque Bank & Trust (Iowa), First Community Bank (Iowa), Galena State Bank (Illinois), New Mexico Bank & Trust, Riverside Community Bank (Illinois) and Wisconsin Community Bank.

The arrangement with Heartland, Dubuque, Iowa, will include sales of mutual funds, annuities, life insurance, stocks, bonds and financial planning services.

IFMG is a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto