News Releases

April 14, 2014

First Financial is protected from the Heartbleed internet bug

First Financial is protected from the Heartbleed internet bug. It is safe to login to bankatfirst.com.

December 23, 2013

First Financial Announces 150th Anniversary Grant Recipients

First Financial celebrates 150 years with $150,000 donation to organizations across the bank’s footprint

December 20, 2013

First Financial Bancorp Adds to Columbus Ohio Market Entrance With the Acquisition of Insight Bank

First Financial Bancorp, the parent company of First Financial Bank, and Insight Bank announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement.

December 19, 2013

Target Stores Recent Credit Card Security Breach

Important information about the recent Target Stores data breach.

December 18, 2013

First Financial Bancorp to Enter the Columbus Ohio Market With the Acquisition of The First Bexley Bank

First Financial Bancorp, the parent company of First Financial Bank, and The First Bexley Bank announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement.

November 21, 2013

First Financial to Serve as Title Sponsor of Pyramid Hill’s Holiday Lights on the Hill

First Financial Bank is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the Pyramid Hill’s 14th annual Holiday Lights on the Hill.

October 30, 2013

The Office of the Comptroller of Currency Presents Certificate to First Financial Bank

The OCC recognizes bank’s 150th anniversary

October 28, 2013

First Financial To Host $10,000 Grant Giveaway on Facebook

The bank’s Facebook fans have the opportunity to nominate an organization to receive a grant

October 22, 2013

First Financial Celebrates 150 Years with a $150,000 Donation

First Financial associates to help company give grants to local community organizations

October 18, 2013

First Financial Bank Donates to the Butler County United Way

The donation honors longtime bank associate and new United Way CEO

October 17, 2013

Paul Silva Promoted to First Financial President for Region

Silva will lead the commercial team in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky

October 2, 2013

Clyde Resident Wins First Financials 150th Anniversary Online Bill Payment Contest

First Financial Bank is happy to announce the winner of its 150th anniversary online bill payment contest. With more than 50,000 entries from clients in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, Clyde resident Susan DelGarbino was selected as the winner of $1,500.

July 2, 2013

First Financial Announces Site of New Banking Center in Bloomington Indiana

New Bloomington, IN banking center location will offer clients a more convenient banking experience.

April 25, 2013

First Financial to Open Time Capsule on May 3

Memorabilia deposited in 1991 will be revealed.

April 2, 2013

Catch the Stars Foundation, First Financial Bank Working to Promote Financial Literacy to Indianapolis Youth

February 26, 2013

First Financial Bank Announces Plans to Build New Banking Center in Celina

First Financial Bank continues its long-term commitment to the community and announces plans to build a state-of-the-art prototype banking center in Celina.

February 20, 2013

United Way Receives $10,000 Grant From First Financial Bank

United Way of Greater Cincinnati has received a $10,000 grant from First Financial Bank. The grant money will go toward United Way programs, initiatives and community change efforts that will support its Agenda for Community Impact and help achieve the Bold Goals for our Region.

February 8, 2013

First Financial Bank grants money and talent to support financial literacy

Talbert House Parkway Center residents to receive ongoing training

February 5, 2013

First Financial Bank Facebook Fans Help Raise $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity

First Financial Bank is pleased to announce its Facebook fans helped raise $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

February 1, 2013

First Financial Bank Announces Plans to Build New Banking Center in Flora

First Financial Bank announced today plans to build a new prototype banking center in Flora, Indiana.

January 7, 2013

First Financial President and CEO Elected to Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Board of Directors

First Financial Bank is pleased to announce the election of First Financial president and CEO Claude Davis to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Banking Center Hours

All banking centers will be open during normal business hours on Monday, December 31, and will not be closing early.

December 17, 2012

First Financial Bank Opens New Banking Center in Anderson

December 10, 2012

First Financial Bank Opens New Banking Center in Hessville

December 3, 2012

First Financial Launches Facebook Campaign Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

First Financial will donate $1 for every new “like” on the bank’s Facebook page

November 14, 2012

First Financial Bank and Visa Begin Offering V.me by Visa to Online Banking Clients

First Financial is the first community bank in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to offer the digital wallet service

October 31, 2012

LISC Indianapolis Receives $25,000 Grant from First Financial Bank

Monetary gift will aid in the support of the local Centers for Working Families initiative

September 24, 2012

First Financial Bank, Local Leaders Gather to Celebrate the Success of the Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center

First Financial Bank CEO Claude Davis, dozens of First Financial associates and local leaders and residents gathered on Friday, September 21, 2012, to celebrate the success of the Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center.

September 12, 2012

New Business Loan Program Supports Economic Development in Middletown

First Financial Bank and Downtown Middletown, Inc have partnered to offer a business loan program to spur local economic growth and development. The Micro Business Lending Program is available to small business owners in Middletown.

September 10, 2012

Behind-the-Scenes Look at First Financial Bank Adding Its Name to the Cincinnati Skyline

VIDEO: A brief, behind-the-scenes look at First Financial Bank adding its name to the Cincinnati skyline

August 30, 2012

First Financial to Serve as Title Sponsor of Ethnic Expo for Third Year

The City of Columbus, Indiana is pleased to announce First Financial Bank as the title sponsor of the 2012 Ethnic Expo on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.

August 28, 2012

First Financial Bank Announces Site of Anderson Banking Center

First Financial Bank announced today the site of a new banking center in Anderson located at 7765 Beechmont Avenue.

August 20, 2012

First Financial Partners with NCR to Enhance ATM Network

On August 20, First Financial Bank announced plans to upgrade and replace more than 135 ATMs in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The enhanced ATM systems will deliver better service and more value to First Financial clients.

August 15, 2012

First Financial Bank Announces Realtor Marketing Partnership with Prudential One, REALTORS

On August 15, First Financial Bank and Prudential One, REALTORS announced a mortgage partnership for West Chester, Greater Dayton and Northern Ohio.

May 25, 2012

First Financial Adds Name to City’s Skyline

First Financial officially began adding its name to the Cincinnati skyline as crews began to install crown signage on Friday, May 25.

March 28, 2012

DT Columbus Ribbon Cutting

Local community leaders, residents and First Financial associates gathered today to celebrate the opening of the new banking center and office complex located at 125 Third Street.

February 10, 2012

New Family Business Survey Finds Cincinnati Firms More Optimistic About the Economy

Results from a new quarterly survey of Cincinnati area family firms - the first of its kind in the nation - reveal that while local business owners have some uncertainty about the economy, they are in general more optimistic than their national counterparts.

January 19, 2012

First Financial Sponsors 2012 World Choir Games volunteer program

First Financial Bank will serve as a Silver-Medal Sponsor for the 2012 World Choir Games, as well as sponsor of the volunteer program.

January 4, 2012

First Financial Bank Announces Realtor Marketing Partnership

First Financial Bank and RE/MAX Ability Plus announced a strategic marketing partnership today to promote home sales throughout Greater Indianapolis.

December 3, 2011

First Financial Bank Expands in Indiana

Indianapolis, IN – First Financial Bank will continue to strengthen its commitment to Indiana this weekend as it completes the purchase of all 22 Flagstar Bank banking centers located in the state, 18 of which are in Greater Indianapolis.

October 26, 2011

Kenwood Groundbreaking

Local residents, community leaders and FFB associates gathered to celebrate the start of construction on the new Kenwood banking center.

October 26, 2011

Indianapolis Business Panel Event

Join First Financial Bank and Butler University for a free business panel luncheon for Indianapolis businesses.

September 24, 2011

First Financial Bank Expands in Greater Dayton

DAYTON, OH – First Financial Bank will continue to strengthen its commitment to Greater Dayton this weekend as it completes the purchase of 16 banking centers located in Dayton and surrounding communities from Liberty Savings Bank.

September 15, 2011

Lawrenceburg Grand Opening

Local community leaders, residents and First Financial associates gathered today to celebrate the opening of the new banking center located at 41 W. Eads Parkway.

August 16, 2011

First Financial To Acquire 22 Flagstar Banking Centers

Cincinnati, Ohio – August 17, 2011 – First Financial Bancorp announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Financial Bank, has signed an agreement to acquire 22 banking branches of Flagstar Bank located in Indiana.

August 15, 2011

First Financial Announces Realtor Marketing Partnership

First Financial and Unlimited Real Estate Services, Inc., a division of real estate company Comey & Shepherd, announced a strategic marketing partnership.

July 22, 2011

First Financial Invests in Catalytic Fund

Today, First Financial Bank announced a $1 million commitment to the Catalytic Fund.

July 21, 2011

First Financial Named Top Ohio New Lender

First Financial Bank was recently named the 2010 Top New Lender of the Year by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

July 20, 2011

First Financial to Sponsor Columbus Ethnic Expo

The City of Columbus is pleased to announce First Financial Bank as the title sponsor of the 2011 Ethnic Expo.

July 11, 2011

Corporate Administration Center Banking Center Opening

First Financial Bank continues its commitment to Greater Cincinnati and officially opens the doors today to its new Corporate Administration Center and banking center in Springdale.

June 20, 2011

First Financial Bancorp Announces Corporate Headquarters

CINCINNATI – June 19, 2011 – First Financial officially announced the site of the company’s new corporate headquarters today.

June 3, 2011

First Financial To Acquire 16 Liberty Savings Banking Centers

Cincinnati, Ohio – June 3, 2011 – First Financial Bancorp announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Financial Bank, has signed an agreement to acquire 16 banking branches of Liberty Savings Bank located in Ohio.

May 26, 2011

Downtown Columbus Groundbreaking

COLUMBUS, Ind. May 23, 2011- Local residents, community leaders and associates gathered today to celebrate the start of construction on the new First Financial banking center and office complex in downtown Columbus.

May 25, 2011

Flora Banking Center Closed 5/25

The Flora banking centers at 4 East Main Street and 817 East Columbia are closed due to a power outage.

May 24, 2011

Beckett Park Now Open - 5/24

The Beckett Park banking center at 8211 Princeton-Glendale Rd. is now open.

March 14, 2011

Bridgetown Reopening

Cincinnati, OH. - March 14, 2011- Local residents, community leaders and First Financial associates gathered today for a special ribbon cutting...

March 10, 2011

Downtown Development Agreement

CINCINNATI – March 10, 2011 –Mayor Mark Mallory, City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. and Claude Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Financial Bancorp held a joint news conference today...

January 26, 2011

Liberty Commons Reopening

Cincinnati, OH. – January 26, 2011– Local residents, community leaders and First Financial associates gathered today for a special ribbon cutting ceremony...

January 12, 2011

Fairfield South Gilmore Reopening

Cincinnati, OH. – January 12, 2011– Local residents, community leaders and First Financial associates gathered today for a special ribbon cutting ceremony...

November 17, 2010

Shelbyville High School student wins $1,000 savings bonds

Shelbyville, IN – November 17, 2010 – First Financial Bank is proud to announce the winner of the “What Success Means to Me” essay contest. Dana Barrow, a senior at Shelbyville High School, receives a $1,000 United States Savings Bond for his essay.

October 26, 2010

Commitment to Columbus Grows

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- October 26, 2010– Continuing its ongoing investment in and focus on Columbus, Indiana and the surrounding region, First Financial Bank announces its plan to build a new full-service prototype banking center in downtown Columbus.

October 13, 2010

45th Street Banking Center Reopening

HIGHLAND, Ind. -- October 13, 2010–Continuing its ongoing investment in and focus on the Northwest Indiana region, First Financial Bank completed the first of two major renovation projects in the Highland area.

September 24, 2010

Capitol Avenue Location Opening

INDIANAPOLIS, In. – September 24, 2010 – Local community leaders, residents and First Financial associates gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of the new First Financial location on Capitol Avenue. The new offices are located in the historic Gibson Building in downtown Indianapolis.

September 15, 2010

Shelbyville Grand Opening

SHELBYVILLE, In. – September 15, 2010 – Local community leaders, residents and First Financial associates gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of the new First Financial location in Shelbyville. The new banking center is located at 1850 Marketplace Boulevard.

June 17, 2010

First Invests in Northwest Indiana

HIGHLAND, Ind. June 17, 2010–Continuing its ongoing investment in and focus on the Northwest Indiana region, First Financial Bank begins the first of two major construction projects in the Highland area this week.

April 15, 2010

Named 2010 Small Business Lender of the Year

Cincinnati, OH – April 15, 2010--First Financial Bank was recently named the 2010 Small 7(a) Lender of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

March 29, 2010

Scott High School student wins $1,000 savings bonds

Edgewood, Kentucky – March 29, 2010 – First Financial Bank is proud to announce the winner of the “What Success Means to Me” essay contest. Hannah Bierwirth, a senior at Scott High School, receives a $1,000 United States Savings Bonds for her essay.

Cleves Banking Center Closed - 8/3

Our banking centers in Cleves is currently without power.

First Financial Celebrates 5th Anniversary at Kettering Banking Center and Office Complex

First Financial Bank presents $10,000 check to Air Force Museum Foundation