Banking & Finance

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


Private equity firm acquires gas station chain

May 27, 2016
A long-time gas station chain based in the region has been acquired by a private equity firm. Read More

Court rules woman liable in apartment building fire

May 26, 2016
| By AP
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman whose boyfriend started an apartment building fire is liable for up to $2 million in damages. Read More

Faith-based nonprofit names VP of finance

May 25, 2016
A man with more than 30 years of experience in finance is the new vice president of finance at a local faith-based nonprofit. Read More

Bank builds West Michigan HQ

May 24, 2016
A bank that entered West Michigan in 2013 is building a new headquarters to better serve the region. Read More

Financial advisors rank among tops in US

May 23, 2016
Six West Michigan financial advisors have been named to the "FT 400." Read More

Overcoming the language barrier

Twenty-two ChoiceOne Bank employees take advantage of free Spanish classes.

May 20, 2016
One local bank is learning to speak the language of its growing customer market, and that language is Spanish. Read More

West Michigan native comes home to open new bank

May 13, 2016
A Missouri-based bank expanding into downtown Grand Rapids should make an immediate impact in the region — and perhaps no one knows that better than Michael Hollander. Read More

Investment industry still struggling with commissions vs. fees

Action Point Financial owner started his firm to have control over decisions.

May 6, 2016
Ben VerWys said there was no Jerry Maguire-type memo when he decided to leave his place in the traditional investment advisor world. Read More

Economist preaches patience

May 6, 2016
The United States can expect an economic boom — in about five to 10 years. Read More

Midwest bank enters market

May 4, 2016
A Midwest-based bank is entering the Michigan market via downtown Grand Rapids. Read More