First Merchants Bank may be larger than Level One Bank, but it is not a “big bank.” The four largest banks in the U.S. have asset sizes ranging from $1.6 to $3.3 trillion, and the largest 100 banks in the U.S. have assets averaging $193 billion.
In comparison, the combined assets of First Merchants and Level One only totals $17.6 billion, making your average Top 100 bank 10 times our size.
So, while we’re not a big bank, we’re not small, either – in fact, we’re unique. First Merchants is large enough to offer the at-your-fingertips services you may expect from a larger bank while embodying the friendly, trusted nature a small community bank. That’s because we are a community bank.
We emphasize building trusted relationships with our patrons, greeting our clients by name, and improving the financial wellbeing of our diverse communities. Whether you’re looking for a top-rated mobile banking app, enhanced commercial lending limits, access to comprehensive wealth management and private banking, or for a bank that prioritizes initiatives supporting under-invested communities and local causes, we’re the bank for you. That’s because, at First Merchants, we’re committed to making banking accessible for every member of the communities we serve through our service philosophy, “Helping you prosper.”
We’re not too small, we’re not too large: we’re just right to deliver needed services in a personal, individually tailored way.