Welcome former Citizens Financial Bank clients: A message from CEO Mike Rechin


We are pleased to announce that all former Citizens Financial Bank locations are now part of First Merchants Bank.  First Merchants for many of you may be a new name, however, we started and have continued to grow as a community bank since 1893. 

Throughout our history, we have grown in both rural and metropolitan communities while continuing to embrace our core values and commitment to local decision making, personal service, long-term relationships and community involvement.  You will continue to receive service from the financial professionals you have relationships with and know.  And now, you will have the benefit of added access through nearly 100 banking locations throughout 26 Indiana counties as well as two in both Illinois and Ohio.   With expertise in Business Banking, SBA, Retail, Mortgage, Cash Management, Commercial, Insurance and Trust, we’re excited to have the opportunity to serve as your primary financial services partner. 

Our partnership with Citizens Financial Bank provides you, their valued clients in great company.  First Merchants clients enjoy the convenience of great products, vast expertise and convenience through both physical locations and virtual options, while maintaining access to local decisions makers and community leaders.

We look forward to earning your continued business!

Mike Rechin
President and CEO, First Merchants Corporation