citizens bank http://michiganradio.org en Flint's Citizens Bank is being sold to Ohio bank http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-citizens-bank-being-sold-ohio-bank <p>There are concerns that Flint could lose a major corporate headquarters.</p><p></p><p>Flint-based <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Republic_Bancorp">Citizens Bank</a> is being bought by <a href="http://www.snl.com/irweblinkx/file.aspx?IID=100241&amp;FID=14531770">an Ohio bank</a> for nearly a billion dollars.</p><p></p><p>Citizens has been an important institution in Flint since the bank was founded in 1871. &nbsp;Citizens Bank loaned General Motors founder William Durant money he needed to start his manufacturing career.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:15:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 9079 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's Citizens Bank is being sold to Ohio bank Bing unveils another incentive program for Detroit homeowners http://michiganradio.org/post/bing-unveils-another-incentive-program-detroit-homeowners <p>In an effort to lure people back to the city, Detroit officials have unrolled generous housing incentives programs for police officers and city employees.</p><p>That&rsquo;s left many current residents asking about similar help for people who never left the city.</p><p>Now, Mayor Dave Bing has announced such a program. It&rsquo;s a grant program through Citizens bank to help homeowners make exterior improvements.</p><p>Bing says improving how neighborhoods look can start a positive domino effect.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:47:33 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3858 at http://michiganradio.org Bing unveils another incentive program for Detroit homeowners Michigan mortgage lender ends federal investigation into discrimination claims http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-mortgage-lender-ends-federal-investigation-discrimination-claims <p>A major home mortgage lender has reached a deal to end a <a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/May/11-ag-576.html">federal investigation</a> into alleged racial discrimination. The settlement will mean millions of dollars for housing programs in Wayne County.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Republic_Bancorp">Citizens Bank</a> is the largest bank holding company headquartered in Michigan and one of the 50 largest in the country.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 May 2011 17:16:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 2365 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan mortgage lender ends federal investigation into discrimination claims