Michigan Road: Our Newest Banking Center

True Community Banking, Now on Michigan Road.

Join us for food, fun, prizes, and special offers at our grand opening!

Latest Fraud Scheme Targets Businesses

Be aware that a recent increase has been detected in individuals attempting to gain businesses' bank account information in an effort to commit fraud in the future. These attempts do not necessarily involve Business Online Banking credentials.

Cryptowall Malware Appearing More Frequently

MUNCIE, Ind. - Be aware that malware called Cryptowall is showing up with increasing frequency. Cryptowall, an updated version of an older type of malware, will encrypt the hard drive on the PC (or tablet or phone or server) you are working on and will demand a ransom payment via Bitcoin (non-traceable) to decrypt it. If your device is compromised, the only way to fix it is to completely wipe the hard drive and start over. Any data not backed up will be lost.

First Merchants Among Top 25 Regional Banks Nationwide

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. 

Concerned About the Heartbleed Bug? Our Systems Are Not at Risk

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.

Information About Apple's Security Flaw

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. 

File Your Taxes for Free Online

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MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants is proud to partner with United Way to support the MyFreeTaxes program, which provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals.

First Merchants Corporation Elects F. Howard Halderman to Its Board of Directors

Howard HaldermanMUNCIE, 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.

First Merchants Corporation Announces the Completion of Merger with CFS Bancorp

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.

LBT's Chili for a Cause: Nov 6

United Way logoLAFAYETTE, Ind. - Join us at Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette for "Chili for a Cause," Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Enjoy chili, salad, dessert and a drink, as well as music by Mark Molter, Brad Harner and Jeff Anderson. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Lafayette United Way.