First Merchants Among Top 25 Regional Banks Nationwide

April 25, 2014

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. 

Regional banks were defined as top-tier bank holding companies and commercial banks with over 60 depository branches and less than $50 billion in assets, and that were "well capitalized" according to regulatory standards as of December 31, 2013. Thrifts were excluded.

First Merchants was the only Indiana-headquartered bank to make the 2013 list.

This honor is indicative of the profitability, asset quality and growth of First Merchants during 2013, and we are committed to continuing our exceptional performance. As a community-focused bank, First Merchants remains focused on building deep, lifelong client relationships by providing sound advice as well as products that exceed customer expectations.