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First Merchants announces company-wide raise, bonuses

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ - FRME) announced today that it will raise the wage paid to hourly employees by $1 per hour as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 signed by President Trump in Dec. 2017.

File Your Taxes for Free Online

Friday, January 12, 2018

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. Through the program, individuals or

Forbes ranks First Merchants as top-five U.S. bank for 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Forbes has released its 2018 list of “America’s Best Banks,” and one of Indiana’s legacy financial institutions has reason to celebrate

Some Thoughts on Tax Reform

Thursday, December 28, 2017

After several expeditious weeks of deliberation and negotiation, Congress officially passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Wednesday, December 20th to take effect the first day of 2018. The bill represents the most comprehensive and impactful piece of tax reform to be enacted since that of the Reagan Administration in 1986, and it has several key implications for individual taxpayers, investors, and corporations of all sizes. The following synopsis of the primary highlights of the tax bill are by no means exhaustive but are meant to inform you of the most significant takeaways to you as taxpayers and investors. 

Avoid becoming a victim in Cyberspace this holiday season

Monday, December 11, 2017

Six tips to help you avoid becoming a victim in Cyberspace this holiday season for both home and at work.

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Those of you “of a certain age” may recognize the title as the final lyrics of The Who’s 1971 rock classic “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” I don’t know if Pete Townshend created or borrowed those lyrics, but what brings them to mind is President Trump’s nomination of Jerome Powell as the Fed’s Chair, to succeed Janet Yellen when her term expires in early 2018. 

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