National Bank of Indianapolis retains focus on central Indiana market

Today—as it was in 1993 when the bank launched—its leaders focus on reaching customers in four categories: small to medium-sized businesses, professionals, not-for-profit organizations and money management. “We haven’t changed that strategy in 25 years,” said Mickey Maurer, the bank’s board chairman.

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2015 CFO of the Year: Debra Ross

Debra Ross joined The National Bank of Indianapolis before its 1993 opening. It's been profitable every year, even during the financial crisis, and now is the state's 11th-largest bank.

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Spate of banking mergers may be just the beginning

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.

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Developer loses fraud appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Christopher White’s 2009 conviction, resulting from a $500,000 bad check he wrote as he tried to save his real estate development firm.

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FDIC fee hitting small banks particularly hard

Fees imposed on U.S. banks to rebuild a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. fund nearly depleted by scores of bank failures is
expected to sap profits of small financial institutions. Community banks with less income than their larger counterparts are
particularly at risk of having their 2009 earnings erased by the charges after an emergency fee on banks took effect June

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Banks building new branches despite online age

Bank transaction counts—the number of people going into banks to make a deposit, cash a check or
conduct some other form of business—have declined in recent years with the increased popularity
of direct deposit, online banking and easy ATM accessibility. So why add branches?

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