MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants is proud to announce it has been named one of SNL Financial’s Top Performing Regional Banks in the nation for 2013. Of the top 25 best-performing regional banks, First Merchants ranked 23rd based on core financial metrics.
MUNCIE, Ind. - Many of you have read the media reports about the Heartbleed bug, an OpenSSL vulnerability that can be used to expose user names and passwords through the use of the Internet.
First Merchants bank has assessed this vulnerability and can assure you that our systems are not at risk to this vulnerability.
MUNCIE, Ind. - You may have read information regarding the very serious security flaw in iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The flaw allows hackers to intercept any encrypted data from a user when on a Wi-Fi network and other connections. This includes e-mails, log in credential, and credit card information. This possibly affects Mac computers as well. Apple has released a patch for this flaw for iPhones, iPods, and iPads (Mac’s will be updated soon), but you should take some steps to ensure you are protected.
On the positive side, many iPhones and iPads are set to auto update.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – At Commerce National Bank’s 2014 Economic Forecast, held on January 22 at the OSU 4-H Center, Regional President Jennifer Griffith welcomed and introduced economist Michael J. Hicks, PhD, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. This is Dr. Hicks' first appearance at the annual event.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) has elected F. Howard Halderman to the Board of Directors for First Merchants Corporation and First Merchants Bank, N.A. Mr.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) successfully completed its previously announced merger with CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ), of Munster, Indiana on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. In connection with the merger, Citizens Financial Bank has also merged with and into First Merchants Bank. The combined First Merchants Bank has 95 banking centers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and approximately $3.5 billion in loans, $4.3 billion in deposits, and total assets and shareholders’ equity of $5.5 billion and $653 million, respectively.
INDIANAPOLIS - As of Oct. 1, the federal government has shut down for an indeterminate period of time, and consumers may have concerns about access to their money and other banking services. The Indiana Bankers Association, of which First Merchants Bank and its divisions are members, would like to offer some assurances:
MUNCIE, Ind. - Be aware that criminals have been making phone calls to customers and non-customers claiming to be First Merchants Bank regarding their FMB Debit Card. The caller, which may be a computer automated call, identifies themselves as a representative of First Merchants Bank and is calling to tell the customer that there is an issue with their debit card and proceeds to ask for the debit card number and expiration date.
There are reports of fraudulent phone calls being placed by criminals purporting to be from the Social Security Office. The criminals have some information (i.e. name, account number) to make the calls sound legitimate but are requesting verification in regards to the customer’s financial institution in order to send the card out in the mail.
This would not be normal practice of the Social Security Office or a financial institution.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Commerce National Bank’s 2013 Spring Seminar featured speaker Artie Isaac. It was a fun and energetic group to which Artie presented Creativity and Innovation, an interactive presentation that lead the audience through the psychology and behaviors of highly creative people. Below are Artie's notes on ways to apply his methods to your own challenges and opportunities!