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End of an era: Citizens Financial to become First Merchants this weekend

End of an era: Citizens Financial to become First Merchants this weekend

Signs will be changed over the weekend at 20 Citizens Financial Bank branches in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs on the Illinois side of the border. They will reopen as First Merchants bank branches on Monday.

February 23, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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First Merchants completes acquisition of Citizens Financial Bank

A Muncie-based bank has completed its $140 million acquisition of Citizens Financial Bank, which has been making loans and taking deposits in Northwest Indiana since 1934.

November 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Mass layoffs to hit Citizens Financial Bank

Mass layoffs to hit Citizens Financial Bank

A mass layoff is coming after Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. bought Citizens Financial Bank.

October 06, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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New bank entering NWI market through acquisition

New bank entering NWI market through acquisition

A new bank is entering the Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago market after buying out Citizens Financial Bank.

July 11, 2013 4:33 pm Photos

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New bank entering NWI market through acquisition

New bank entering NWI market through acquisition

A Citizens Financial Bank branch in Highland. Muncie-based First Merchants is moving into this area for the first time after buying out Citizens Financial.

June 25, 2013 12:36 pm
New bank entering NWI market through acquisition

New bank entering NWI market through acquisition

A Citizens Financial Bank branch is shown in Highland. Muncie-based First Merchants is moving into this area for the first time after buying out Citizens Financial.

June 25, 2013 12:36 pm
Mass layoffs to hit Citizens Financial Bank

Mass layoffs to hit Citizens Financial Bank

A Citizens Financial Bank branch is shown in Highland. Muncie-based First Merchants bought Citizens Financial out and will lay off 84 back-office employees.

June 25, 2013 12:36 pm
Citizens to become First Merchants this weekend

Citizens to become First Merchants this weekend

Signs will be changed over the weekend at 20 Citizens Financial Bank branches in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs on the Illinois side of the border. They will reopen as First Merchants bank branches on Monday.

June 25, 2013 12:36 pm
Citizens to become First Merchants this weekend

Citizens to become First Merchants this weekend

Signs will be changed over the weekend at 20 Citizens Financial Bank branches in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs on the Illinois side of the border. They will reopen as First Merchants bank branches on Monday

June 25, 2013 12:36 pm
Community bank mergers

Community bank mergers

Muncie-based First Merchants recently bought out Citizens Financial Bank, which was founded in Hammond in 1934. The number of independent community banks in Northwest Indiana has shrunk from 51 to eight.

June 25, 2013 12:36 pm
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