Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. reported record net income of $3 million for the first quarter of 2016. In addition, the company reached record loan levels at $1.2 billion, \u201cdriven by strong organic growth,\u201d a press release said. Bankwell Financial Group\u2019s Board of Directors declared a $0.05 per share cash dividend, payable May 26, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 16, 2016. \u201cBankwell has begun 2016 with its best financial performance to date,\u201d said CEO Christopher R. Gruseke, \u201cdespite the headwinds of increased volatility in the financial markets.\u201d \u201cThis organic growth was achieved without compromising on credit quality or pricing,\u201d Gruseke said. Bankwell Financial Group is a regional banking company with a branch in Wilton.