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About Our Company

Since our beginnings in 1893, we understand that it’s about the customer.  We make our customers feel at home.  We show them we care.  We make them feel special.  Give them advice.  Give them value. Keep our promises.  Help them out when they really need it.  Reach out to them. Know them. Thank them.

First Merchants Corporation is the largest financial services holding company located in Central Indiana. We provide our customers with broad financial services delivered locally by bankers who are known and trusted in their communities. We offer  personal bankingbusiness bankingmortgage lendingtreasury  management services, and wealth management.

We are focused on building deep, lifelong client relationships and providing maximum shareholder value. We provide an environment where customers can bank with their neighbors, realizing that our business begins and ends with people.

Our company includes:


The largest part of our company is First Merchants Bank, providing the best of what banking can offer since 1893:

      • Local leadership and relationship professionals
      • Community involvement with talent, time and treasury
      • Local decision making
      • Local boards of directors who are committed and engaged
         to ensure that the voice of the customer is heard

First Merchants Bank serves Adams, Allen, Brown, Carroll, Clinton,  Delaware, Fayette, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Huntington, Jasper, Jay, Johnson, Lake, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Montgomery, Morgan, Porter, Randolph, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Union, Wabash, Wayne, Wells, and White counties in Indiana, Cook and DuPage counties in Illinois, Kent, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties in Michigan, and Franklin county in Ohio.

Private Wealth Advisors (FMPWA)

First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors operates as a division of First Merchants Bank (FMB). Since PWA’s founding in 1936, we’ve been proud to serve First Merchants clients with conscientious advice and adaptive strategies designed to help them prosper. First Merchants began in Muncie, Ind. in 1893, and has a long history of exemplary and attentive service -- a distinction that's still gaining us recognition today. First Merchants has been named a Forbes Best Bank by Forbes and Newsweek for our customer service, and, for the past several years, have consistently ranked in the 15 best banks in the U.S. by Forbes based on profitability, strength, and stability. First Merchants Bank has now grown into a $20 billion bank and serves clients in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. FMPWA has supported the growth of First Merchants throughout our own 90 year history as we serve clients both domestic and international and hold assets under advisement of nearly $6.7 billion.