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What page should I bookmark to sign in?
How much can I transfer between accounts via external transfers?
What is Overnight Check Delivery?
If you need to send money or make a payment quickly, consider an Expedited Payment/Overnight Check Delivery. This service within Bill Pay supports payments to both businesses and individuals who do not accept electronic payments. Payment instructions received by 2:00 p.m. will be processed for delivery the next business day. Fees apply.
What Internet browser should I use to access Online Banking?
How do I pay a bill online?
You can use Bill Pay to quickly set up and pay your bills easily and securely; just click on Pay and Transfer > Pay Bills to get started.
To pay your bills online, you simply add the companies and people you want to pay. You can pay anyone in the United States that you would normally pay by check or automatic debit. Even if you do not receive bills from the company or person you want to pay, you can add the information we use to make the payments.
- Add a bill. Tell us who you want to pay by entering a person or business name, clicking Add, and adding the information we use to make your payments. You can also add an electronic bill or eBill from billers that can send them.
- Pay a bill. To pay a bill, find it in your bills list and enter the amount and date for the payment. You can also view your pending and recent payments.
Quick Facts About Paying Your Bills
- You only have to add the companies and people you want to pay once. The company or person remains in your list of bills until you delete the biller.
- You can set up reminders to receive notification when a bill is due, or autopay to pay at regular intervals.
- When you enter a payment amount, Bill Pay automatically displays the earliest date the biller will receive the payment. You can accept this date or change it.
- You can make an expedited payment to some billers by sending a check through an overnight delivery service.
- You can edit or cancel payments (except for expedited payments) until they process.
Can I change my user ID if I want to?
Yes, once you're signed in to Online Banking, you can change your ID under Customer Service > Change User ID. The ID can be changed to any available ID that meets the requirements (8- 32 characters, must include at least 2 letters and 2 numbers, maximum 5 change attempts per day, cannot reuse a user ID, must be different from your password).
How do I see if a check or deposit has cleared my account within Online Banking?
Once you're signed in to Online Banking, you can view cleared transactions by clicking on the name of the account you'd like to see details for, or by choosing Account Activity under the Accounts tab. The Pay and Transfer tab options enable you to view scheduled, pending, and cleared transactions for a selected account.
How much account history is available?
- Up to 18 months of transaction history is available in Business Online Banking. You can access account history and search transactions with the Reports/Activity-deposit accounts function.
What is the cutoff time for transfers between my accounts with First Merchants?
'Once, now' transfers between your First Merchants accounts will affect your available balance and appear in account history immediately as a pending item. Settlement of the transfer will occur the next business day if the transfer is after 9 p.m. ET or on a non-business day. Scheduled or recurring transfers will be processed and appear the morning of the date scheduled.
What is the cutoff time for transfers to accounts at other institutions?
All transfers received after 9 p.m. ET will be processed on the next business day.
How do I get copies of my monthly bank statement?
- For a copy of your monthly bank statement, visit your local banking center or call customer service at 1.800.205.3464. You may also access statements in online banking. Under the accounts tab you’ll see tabs for “eDocuments” and “eStatements.”
How do I enroll in online banking?
- Visit firstmerchants.com and select “Enroll Now” under “Sign in to Online Services” at the top left of the page. Select the type of account you wish to add to online banking and agree to the terms. Click “Continue” and enter your account information. If you are having trouble signing up, you can also visit your local banking center or call customer service at 1.800.205.3464.
Does my Available Balance include overdraft coverage amounts?
How do I sign in to other online services, like my credit card or 401k account?
What if I lock myself out of my account?
What are external transfers?
How do I order checks within Online Banking?
Can I see images of my deposits?
How do I sign in to a joint account?
- Each account owner should have their own user ID and password for Online Banking.
How do I find where your ATMs are located?
- To find an ATM near you, visit firstmerchants.com and click the “Locations” tab in the upper right corner. In the “Location Types” field, select “ATM” and enter your address, city, state or ZIP code. To find an ATM on the mobile app, click “More” then select “ATM Locations.” Enter your city, state or ZIP code for the nearest location.