Banking & Finance

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


Bank opens loan office

August 20, 2018
An out-of-state bank is continuing to grow its presence in West Michigan. Read More

Seven credit unions look to form trust

Critics say entity driven by tax-exempt institutions would put banks at a competitive disadvantage.

August 17, 2018
Seven Michigan credit unions have applied to form a trust so they can offer their members fiduciary services they otherwise could not provide. Read More

Farm loans continue to grow

Farmers experiencing fourth year of economic downturn due to low commodity prices.

August 17, 2018
The number of farming loans has increased as farmers battle the financial woes of the agricultural industry. Read More

Room for one more dairy plant?

State announces second multimillion-dollar processing facility within 50 miles of the other.

August 17, 2018
The state has announced two multimillion-dollar dairy processing facilities in the last seven months and just an hourlong drive separates them. Read More

West Michigan bank among 'most innovative'

August 17, 2018
A local bank has landed on a list of community banks with the most innovative strategies. Read More

Banks and credit unions rank among 'best in state'

August 14, 2018
A group of institutions have been ranked on an inaugural list of the best banks and credit unions in every state. Read More

Private equity firm acquires die manufacturer

August 13, 2018
A local private equity firm has acquired a die manufacturer based near Lansing. Read More

Wayfair decision makes waves in Michigan

Tax consultant outlines how U.S. Supreme Court’s state sales tax ruling will affect local retailers.

August 10, 2018
Supporters of the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. state sales tax decision are hailing it as a victory for mom and pops — but a Michigan consultant said that proof remains to be seen. Read More

Bureau warns of ICO risks

While some have been wildly successful, the initial coin offering landscape is rife with scammers.

August 10, 2018
Reports show initial coin offerings — the IPOs of the cryptocurrency world — have more than doubled in volume during the past year, raising $12 billion so far in 2018. Read More

MDARD offers aid to ag businesses

Companies, farmers can receive two free worldwide credit reports to help vet foreign buyers.

August 10, 2018
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is helping agricultural businesses become more knowledgeable about their trading partners. Read More