Indiana Banks

Sale of storied bank reflects industry's difficult timesRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Greg Andrews
John Keach Jr., the third generation of his family to lead Indiana Bank & Trust, looked into the future and wondered how—given the lackluster economy and increasing costs for everything from employee benefits to regulatory compliance—it would generate robust earnings growth.
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Old National buying Indiana Community for $79M

January 25, 2012
J.K. Wall
Evansville-based Old National will absorb 20 Indiana Community branches, including three on the southern edge of Indianapolis. Indiana Community Bank & Trust has nearly $985 million in assets.
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Salin Bank President Kit Stolen resigns

December 12, 2011
Greg Andrews
Alvin “Kit” Stolen joined the Indianapolis-based bank in August 2009 with big plans to boost its presence in the center of the state. The major expansion didn't materialize.
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Shelbyville's SCB Bank scrambles for capital

November 19, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
A Shelbyville-based bank appears to have missed a federally mandated deadline for boosting its capital levels, a failure that might put it at risk of government takeover.
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Local business bank parent reports third-quarter profit

November 18, 2011
Indiana Business Bancorp attributed its profit of 9 cents per share to higher non-interest income a lower loan-loss provision expense.
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Centier Bank opens Indianapolis-area loan production officeRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Merrillville-based bank is testing the waters before launching a retail-banking presence.
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First Internet Bancorp reports lower quarterly profit

November 2, 2011
The company earned $765,000 for the period ended Sept. 30, compared with $1 million in the year-ago period. First Internet attributed the decline to the timing of gains from closed but not-yet-sold mortgages to the secondary market.
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Old National’s profit grows 41 percent

October 31, 2011
The Evansville-based financial services holding company reported third-quarter profit of $16.8 million. Earnings would have been even better without expenses related to its purchase of Integra Bank.
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Bank to report loss on sour Indianapolis loans

October 6, 2011
Columbus-based Indiana Community Bancorp, parent of Indiana Bank & Trust, said it will write off $13.3 million for the third quarter, primarily due to nine commercial customers in the Indianapolis area with total loan balances of $32.7 million.
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Suit says Irwin Union Bank execs missed snowballing riskRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Greg Andrews
The bankruptcy trustee's suit against the top three officers of the bank's parent seeks more than $500 million.
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National Bank of Indianapolis exec retiring

August 31, 2011
Philip B. Roby, who helped start the city's largest locally based bank, will retire at the end of the year.
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KIM: MainSource story shows community banks' volatilityRestricted Content

August 20, 2011
Mickey Kim
First, by and large, community banks did not participate in the activities that led to the financial crisis.
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Veteran banker Alley found Integra too sick to saveRestricted Content

August 20, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
With reluctance, Mike Alley, a veteran Indianapolis banker, joined the board of Evansville-based Integra Bank in April 2009. A month later, he found himself CEO—the beginning of a 26-month odyssey that ended July 29 with banking regulators seizing and shutting down the 160-year-old institution.
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First Financial buying Flagstar's 22 Indiana branches

August 16, 2011
Greg Andrews
First Financial said the $23 million purchase gives it a rare opportunity to expand its presence in the Indianapolis metro area at a time there are few acquisition targets available.
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Indianapolis-based banks struggle to emerge from slumpRestricted Content

August 6, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
Indiana regional banks and national institutions are faring better, a possible indication that Indianapolis' economy isn't recovering as quickly as expected.
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Indiana banks continue quest for tax consistencyRestricted Content

August 6, 2011
Scott Olson
Lobby prepares new pitch for next legislative session.
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Fair sues Shelbyville bank over sale of Durham Duesenberg

August 3, 2011
Greg Andrews
Fair Finance Co.’s bankruptcy trustee sued Shelbyville’s SCB Bank this week, charging it refuses to turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars it raised by auctioning off one of Tim Durham’s most valuable automobiles, a 1929 Duesenberg.
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Cost cutting planned by Integra Bank's new owner

August 1, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Old National Bank President Bob Jones said an undetermined number of jobs will be eliminated, with the bulk of them being branch managers and other management positions.
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Merrillville-based bank targets Carmel

May 24, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Centier Bank, a financial firm with 45 branches in northwest Indiana, has opened a business banking office in Carmel and is considering future expansion in the Indianapolis-area market.
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Credit unions gun for more traditional bank business

May 21, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
A push by credit unions for more leeway with small-business lending is fueling an old fight with their banking rivals.
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President transforms workplace culture at Farmers Bank

May 7, 2011
Ann Finch
Few bank presidents gather their employees once a week and pass out plastic clapping hands to keep the beat to music pulsing full volume through the lobby. Fewer still climb atop a customer-service counter to open the early-morning pep rally with a full grin. Karen Miller does both.
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Local banks see small-business lending surging

April 4, 2011
J.K. Wall
Chase and Fifth Third of Indiana saw 57-percent and 56-percent spikes, respectively, in loans to state businesses last year. They forecast similar growth this year.
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Regulatory overload is community banks' next big hurdle

March 12, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
Banks across Indiana are preparing for a deluge of new regulations that will cut into their bottom lines, make their businesses more complex and, in some cases, force them to consolidate.
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First Internet Bancorp reports record annual profit

February 25, 2011
The parent of First Internet Bank earned $4.9 million in 2010 compared with a loss of $2.1 million the previous year.
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Integra Bank's auditor says situation may be dire

February 1, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Monday’s announcement is the latest ominous news for Integra, which is at risk of becoming the second Hoosier financial institution to fail since the financial crisis began in 2008.
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