Banking & Finance

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


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

Business lending booming at credit unions

But banks are fighting in Congress to stop the expanded limits of CU loans.

August 7, 2015
The Michigan Credit Union League says Grand Rapids credit unions increased outstanding business loan balances by slightly more than 50 percent over a 12-month period, based on 2015 first-quarter data analyzed by the Credit Union National Association. Read More

Huntington Bank expands micro-lending initiative

August 7, 2015
Due to the success of its pilot lending program, a collaborative initiative between Huntington Bank and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is bringing micro-loan opportunities to small businesses. Read More

Old National adds to its capital markets team in GR

August 7, 2015
Old National Bancorp is expanding its lending capability in West Michigan with the addition of two new employees on the capital markets team within its corporate treasury department. Read More