Banking & Finance

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


Credit union’s rebranding plays on state’s outdoor activities

Adventure Credit Union also installs technology upgrades.

August 26, 2016
After 80 years in business, Option 1 Credit Union wanted to better prepare for its future. Read More

Chemical deal set to close this week

Acquisition of Talmer will make bank the largest headquartered in Michigan.

August 26, 2016
The biggest acquisition in Chemical Financial Corp.’s history is expected to close Wednesday, making the Midland-based bank the largest bank headquartered in Michigan. Read More

Inside Track: NAI Wisinski general manager banks on his relationships

A career in the financial industry leads to commercial real estate success for Brad Bruinsma.

August 26, 2016
Every business story essentially boils down to two great forces: money and people. Read More

Parental predicament: Save for retirement or pay for college?

Tuition increases make it important to plan financially.

August 19, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) All across the nation, college tuition prices continue to rise, and the state of Michigan is no different. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide approves $300M share buyback

August 16, 2016
Wolverine Worldwide is planning to buy back up to $300 million of its shares. Read More

Private equity firm acquires plastic parts supplier

August 15, 2016
A local private equity firm has acquired a Michigan-based plastic parts supplier. Read More

Inside Track: Connections at heart of Legacy Trust

William Walker values the art of service — and works in the service of art.

August 12, 2016
William Walker founded wealth management firm Legacy Trust in Grand Rapids at a time when many small financial institutions had already been devoured by larger regional or national franchises and more were soon to follow. Read More

Bank sells 'agent bank' credit card portfolio

August 11, 2016
A bank with a major presence in the region has sold its “agent bank” credit card portfolio. Read More

Bank names SVP of external affairs

August 11, 2016
A women who's in charge of a bank's national Hispanic business development has been tapped to also lead its community outreach in the Michigan market. Read More

Law firm partners with financial company on student debt

August 10, 2016
As part of its recruiting and retention efforts, a law firm with several Michigan locations has partnered with a financial company to help its attorneys with student debt refinancing. Read More