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Workplace Banking

Empower Your Workforce

First Merchants Workplace Banking is a premier partnership between employers like you and First Merchants, empowering your workforce by offering exclusive banking products and comprehensive financial services from experienced local bankers.

By partnering with First Merchants, you’re connected to more than 125 years of experience – all focused on growth and success of our customers right here in the Midwest. More than 1,900 companies are successfully enrolled with us, enabling employees to achieve financial success through the program and gain confidence knowing our local bankers are behind them.

Contact your First Merchants Workplace Banking Team at 1.800.205.3464 to set up a meeting today!

Participating in First Merchants Workplace Banking Allows You To:

  • Program allows business owners to focus on your business and enables First Merchants to be the premier financial partner of choice by assisting and managing employee-related financial matters.
  • Learnings from our broad range of offerings and educational seminars will provide awareness and knowledge to your employees and their families to better their financial health.
  • Empowering your employees with the knowledge and expertise of our bankers gives you opportunity as an employer to strengthen overall financial health and employ a smarter workforce for the future.
  • We have a variety of seminars available and frequently customize the experience to fit your needs:
    • Seminar topics on financial literacy
      • Ex: Seminar could be offered as a quarterly lunch-and-learn
    • How to establish a budget, Establishing credit, Protection from identity theft, and more!

What's In It For Your Employees?

Ease of access and financial peace of mind with dedicated team of local bankers available by request in your office or at one of our nearby banking centers

  • First Direct Checking¹
  • HSA Account
  • Financial Literacy Seminars
  • Exclusive program products & services
  • Checking accounts with no minimum balance²
  • Access to more than 25,000 free ATMs
  • CD interest rate bonus
  • Complimentary retirement consultation
  • New Home Equity Lines of Credit annual fee waived³

Additional program products and services

  • Residential mortgage closing cost discounts
  • Safe Deposit Box rental discount
  • Samsung Pay and Apple Pay
  • Free Overdraft Protection
  • Free Debit Card
  • Free official checks and money orders
  • Free investment consult and educational seminars
  • And more!

Contact your First Merchants Workplace Banking Team at 1.800.205.3464 to set up a meeting today!

Virtual Meetings

We provide the ability for you to connect with us in the medium that makes the most sense for you and your schedule. For clients that are conducting virtual meetings through video conferencing with First Merchants, you can download the video call instructions below.

Microsoft Teams video call instructions for clients

Why Choose First Merchants Workplace Banking?

We acknowledge employers need a financial partner delivering flexible and convenient value-added programs, empowering your employees to be confident in reaching their financial goals.

By partnering with First Merchants, you are choosing a bank proud to support the communities where we live and work.

We are dedicated to providing sound advice and modern banking products to our clients.

Ultimately, First Merchants Workplace Banking connects you and your family of employees to a local team of bankers and customer-valued products and services.

¹First Direct is an exclusive account for employees of companies that participate in the First Merchants Workplace Banking program, and all first responders and members of the military. First responders include police, firefighters and paramedics. Military includes active members and veterans of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. First Direct is an interest bearing account. Interest tiers starting at $2,500. Interest is accrued daily and credited monthly. ²Make one direct deposit of at least $200 monthly to keep the account free. Otherwise, a $10 monthly maintenance fee is incurred. Multiple deposits of less than $200 will not qualify. First direct deposit must be received within 30 days of account opening. ³No annual fee on new Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). Subject to credit approval.