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The Arlington Bank and First Merchants Bank: Banking, Together

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

First Merchants Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Merchants Corporation, and The Arlington Bank announced they have executed a definitive merger agreement whereby The Arlington Bank will merge with and into First Merchants Bank. Founded in 1998, and based in Upper Arlington, Ohio, The Arlington Bank operates three banking center locations in the Columbus, Ohio area.

File Your Taxes for Free Online

Friday, January 20, 2017

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

The Reflationary Presidency?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Last Tuesday night the un-politician was elected and the career politician gave a next-morning concession speech. Post BREXIT, and with regard to still-rising nationalistic movements in many developed countries, it seems clear that whatever status quo existed between the political ruling class and their constituents is almost substantially breaking down. Witness Jeb Bush/Marco Rubio/Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. It seems, around the world, we’ve entered uncharted waters, and are leaving behind our maps and trusty compass. The thoughts outlined below will provide perspective on how we read the changing economic and fiscal landscape in the wake of the election. It’s not our place to comment on the emotional resonance of any political figure unless it begins to impact the forces that drive the markets.

First Merchants honors Steve Anderson, former President, CEO and Chairman of the Board during Indiana Bicentennial Torch relay

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

First Merchants proudly supported the Indiana Bicentennial Torch relay and Steve Anderson, First Merchants Bank’s former President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, as he ran the live torch through downtown Muncie Tuesday, September 27th.

FMB named one of the Best Employers in the State of Ohio!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Eight First Merchants Bank branches in Ohio were recently named as one of the Best Employers in the state of Ohio for 2016! This is their fifth year receiving a Best Employer award! The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the

Brexit commentary from our Private Wealth Advisors

Thursday, July 21, 2016

by Jamie D. Wright, CFA “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the

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