The Munster-based parent of Peoples Bank says it has completed its corporate rebranding from NorthWest Indiana Bancorp to Finward Bancorp (OTC Pink: FNWD). The banking company started trading under the new ticker symbol today.

The name change was approved by Bancorp’s shareholders on March 3.

The company says the name change reflects its business growth and strategic evolution in recent years.

Finward says it dropped “Indiana” from its name since the financial institution serves not only northwest Indiana, but also the south suburbs of Chicago.