Banking & Finance

Private equity, lenders, investments, credit unions and financial planning


City ranks among best in US for affordable home ownership

October 25, 2016
Grand Rapids is one of the best metropolitan areas to own a home without “busting a budget.” Read More

Less is more strategically for Fifth Third

Emphasis will shift from adding physical branches to investing in digital banking.

October 21, 2016
Fifth Third Bank CEO Greg Carmichael sees West Michigan as a vital market for the bank, but not one that will require a lot more brick-and-mortar investment. Read More

Foundation to raise $2M for vascular fellowships

Physicians will learn limb-saving techniques from Metro Health doctor.

October 21, 2016
The Metro Health Hospital Foundation has announced plans to raise $2 million for a program that will help the hospital save more lives and limbs. Read More

Co-founder leads buyout of $670M insurance brokerage

October 21, 2016
A retail insurance brokerage in the area has been bought back by its management team. Read More

Restaurant company secures $97M credit facility

October 21, 2016
A local restaurant company has secured a $97-million credit facility to support its planned expansion. Read More

Bank closing branches

October 19, 2016
A bank is closing several branches in West Michigan and 16 total across the state. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Greg Carmichael, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp

October 18, 2016
Greg Carmichael — the president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp — is the featured guest in episode four of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Partners form private equity firm

October 17, 2016
A trio of private equity veterans have started a new firm in Grand Rapids. Read More

Bank names SVP and managing director

October 17, 2016
A bank with a large presence in the region has named a 25-year industry veteran to lead its private bank in Michigan. Read More

Software maker closes $8.6M in funding

October 11, 2016
A local maker of IT software has closed an $8.6-million Series B round of venture capital funding. Read More