Banking & Finance

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


Mortgage company opens branch

November 21, 2017
A mortgage company based on the east side of the state has opened a local branch. Read More

Credit freeze an option to prevent identity theft

Mortgage lender says fraud-prevention tactic can be triggered or reversed depending on needs.

November 17, 2017
In light of recent data breaches and the rise of identity theft, some consumers are turning to a prevention tactic known as a credit freeze. Read More

MADA report shows ‘solid’ Q3 for furniture industry

Consulting firm’s quarterly office furniture industry survey shows gross sales are up.

November 17, 2017
A West Michigan consulting firm released the results of its quarterly survey on the health of the office furniture industry, and indicators point to growth in 2017 and a positive 2018. Read More

Private equity firm acquires majority stake in manufacturer

November 15, 2017
A local maker of sterile vials and syringes has a new out-of-state majority owner. Read More

Bank acquiring eight branches in California

November 14, 2017
A bank with a major presence in the region is acquiring eight branches from a California bank. Read More

Holding company acquires book maker

November 7, 2017
A local holding company has acquired a “high-end” book finishing and fulfillment company in Tennessee. Read More

Economy may head toward dip

Comerica analysts report moderate risks possible if Trump agenda fails to play out by mid-2018.

November 3, 2017
With the U.S. economy in its third-longest expansion since 1854, a Comerica Bank economist said continued moderate growth hinges on factors that can cut both ways. Read More

Don’t get tripped up by flex spending accounts

As year-end approaches, benefits provider says handling of fund balances, claims processing depends on type of account.

November 3, 2017
As we near the end of 2017, those who opted into a flexible spending account (FSA) for the year will find notices in the mailbox about their remaining balance — and might be wondering what to do next. Read More

Medical practice management company hires CFO

November 3, 2017
A local medical practice management company has named its new chief financial officer. Read More

Feds charge man with student loan and grant fraud

November 1, 2017
A Grand Rapids man has been charged with allegedly committing student loan and grant fraud. Read More