First Merchants Corp. CEO Michael Rechin thinks a wave of bank mergers is coming—driven by financial institutions’ quest to increase profits in an environment where super-low interest rates continue to squeeze margins.
The acquisition of CFS Bancorp Inc. will increase First Merchants' assets to $5.4 billion and leave it with nearly 100 offices.
The following statistics reflect performance of the 10 banks with the largest market shares in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Event organizers say Wall Street isn’t the only place to drum up interest in stocks.
Boone, Hancock counties on the Muncie-based bank’s radar.
Muncie-based First Merchants Bank, which on Friday acquired significant loans and deposits held by SCB Bank in Shelbyville, declined to bring the failed bank’s CEO into the new ownership.
The second and third quarters were brutal for Indiana banks, as they set aside big reserves to cover losses on commercial
real estate loans.