Banking & Finance

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


HopCat plans 30 locations across US

September 2, 2015
A bar chain with millions in fresh capital is speeding up its nationwide expansion. Read More

Define your success

August 31, 2015
We are rapidly approaching the end of another year. Was it successful? How will you make next year more successful? More importantly, how do you define success? These are questions that we don’t spend enough time addressing. Read More

How does a reverse mortgage work?

August 31, 2015
The majority of reverse mortgages are originated under the federally insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program, or HECM. Read More

Investors advised to sit tight

Professionals say the U.S. economy is OK, despite stock market turbulence.

August 28, 2015
A major bank’s economist, a wealth management professional and a local long-term observer of the stock market all advise investors not to panic and join the sell-off. Read More

Credit union manager pleads guilty to embezzling

August 19, 2015
| By AP
A manager at a Muskegon County credit union has pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.9 million from its cash vault between 2001 and this year. Read More

Bank expands its reach

August 19, 2015
A West Michigan-based bank is growing its presence in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

VMware invests in software maker

August 17, 2015
A global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility has made a Series A investment in a local software maker. Read More

Private equity firm acquires printer

August 17, 2015
A private equity firm with a Michigan-focused fund has acquired a local printer. Read More

Pretend investing for fun

CFA Society’s annual competition is growing in popularity.

August 14, 2015
Jason Balgavy would like all of his clients to know he will not invest their money in a risky biotech stock like Puma Biotechnology. Read More

Bank names health plan marketer to board

August 10, 2015
A health care industry leader has been appointed to the board of a bank in the region. Read More