Assets for Indiana banks have risen back to levels seen in 2008, and financial institutions are lending again. But smaller, community-based banks still face an array of challenges that could lead to more consolidation.
A lawsuit seeking class-action status alleges that the Muncie-based bank manipulated the timing of customers’ transactions to cause their checking accounts to bounce more frequently, generating millions of dollars in overdraft fees.
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.