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Additional Personal Banking Productions and Solutions

Don't miss out on these great extras!

We’re willing to bet your life is pretty busy, which is why we want to make banking with us as simple as possible. Enter our convenience banking services. If you’re not taking advantage yet, you should be. Eliminate trips to the bank to deposit your paycheck. Stop worrying about remembering your loan payment due date. We can set it all up automatically. Read about these services and more, all available to you as a First Merchants customer. Just stop by your local banking center to learn more.

Telephone Banking

phone-bankingAccess to your accounts is as close as your telephone. Just call  1.800.473.5055 anytime, day or night to:

  • Check balances
  • Review account activity
  • Transfer funds
  • Make loan inquiries
  • Issue a stop payment
  • Report lost or stolen ATM or debit card

Automatic Payments (ACH)

Begin enjoying the convenience of having your loan payments automatically transferred from your checking or  savings account.

  • No more hassles getting to the bank on or before your payment’s due date!
  • Payments are credited to your loan on the date that you schedule
  • Avoid late fees

We offer discounts on many of our loans that are automatically deducted. Start enjoying the benefits of Automatic Deduction today! 

The Automated Clearing House (ACH) is an electronic funds transfer network of regional associations (many operated by the Federal Reserve), inter-bank associations, and private sector processors. ACH provides a safe, efficient method of moving funds on a next-day basis without the time delay of paper checks or the expense of a wire transfer. Money can be moved to and from any financial institution that participates in the ACH network.

Direct Deposit

Don’t let bad weather or a busy schedule delay your deposit! With the convenience of automatic Direct Deposit, payments reach your account the day the check is issued - even if you are out of town, sick or unable to get to the bank. And your funds are available on the day of receipt!

You can even start building your savings by having a portion of your money deposited directly to your savings account.

If you’d like to start a new Direct Deposit, use routing number 074900657 along with your account number or stop by a local banking center to learn more.

Wire Transfers

Wire Transfers offer accelerated clearings, enhanced cash flow, reduced return item risk and reduced processing costs.

They’re ideal if you:

  • Need funds
  • Have large-dollar transactions

General Incoming Wire Instructions to First Merchants Bank:

  • Wire to:  ABA # 074900657
  • Bank:  First Merchants Bank
  • BNF:  Customer Name
  • BNF AC#:  Customer Account Number

General Outgoing Wire Instructions from First Merchants Bank:

  • Wire to: Receiving Bank's 9 digit ABA Routing Number
  • Bank: Receiving Bank's name
  • BNF:  Customer Name Receiving the funds
  • BNF AC#:  Receiving Customer's Account Number

There is a fee for using the wire service. International wires require more information and we use an intermediary bank.  Please call us at 1.800.205.3464 or stop in for more details.

Stop Payments

Picture of person holding smart phone and working on laptopIf you need to stop payment on a check you've written,
contact us as soon as possible, either at a banking center
by phone at 1.800.205.3464, or through online banking.
If the check has not yet been cashed, we will not honor
the check at your request.

You can also issue a stop payment using our telephone banking service.

A fee applies for this service.

Money Orders and Official Checks

Has someone requested you pay with a money order or bank check? We offer Official Checks and Money Orders to First Merchants Bank deposit account customers.

Money orders are a prepaid alternative to traditional checks. Funds are withdrawn from your account when you purchase the money order, so there is no risk of overdrawing your account when it is cashed. Keep your receipt if you'd like to verify the money order was received and cashed by your recipient. 

An official bank check is another prepaid option.

Funds are withdrawn from your account and then a check is issued by the bank for the correct amount. Some of our checking accounts include complementary official checks.


Safe Deposit Boxes

Available in a variety of sizes to meet most needs, our Safe Deposit Boxes provide you with a convenient place to store important items that would be difficult to replace. Use our Safe Deposit Boxes to store anything of value that you do not need immediate access to, such as:

  • Insurance policies
  • Family records such as birth and marriage certificates
  • Deeds, titles, mortgages, leases and other contracts
  • Stocks, bonds, rare stamps and other collectibles.

To learn more, call us at 1.800.205.3464 or email us.