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 banking, business banking, mortgage lending, cash 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, N.A., 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, Brown, Delaware, Fayette, Hamilton, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Jay, Johnson, Lake, Madison, Marion, Miami, Morgan, Porter, Randolph, Shelby, Union, Wabash, and Wayne counties in Indiana, Cook and DuPage counties in Illinois, and Butler and Franklin counties in Ohio.

Lafayette Bank & Trust, A Division of First Merchants Bank, N.A., serves Tippecanoe, Carroll, Jasper, White, Clinton, and Montgomery counties.


First Merchants Trust Company, A Division of First Merchants Bank, N.A., is one of the largest trust companies in the State of Indiana and provides a full complement of trust and investment services.