we're a community bank, not just a bank in your community

This may be our story, but it’s all about you. At First Financial Bank, we care about you and making the communities where we live and work thrive. Your dreams, aspirations, and financial well-being are at the heart of everything we do. Your success is our success.

We help our clients learn, enjoy, and succeed, more

Everyone here genuinely cares. We help our clients live fully in the moment, but we also help them be prepared for the future. After all, helping our clients means helping our community improve and grow.

A success story since 1863


As one of the first banks to organize under the new National Bank Act with Charter No. 56, our bank opened in Hamilton, Ohio, as First National Bank of Hamilton on August 15, 1863. The office was located in a room at 239 High Street and served the community with the same strong commitment that we have today of putting our clients first and helping them achieve financial and life goals.


The acquisition of First National Bank of Middletown, First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio, and other small institutions led to the formation of First Financial Bancorp. Over the next several years, the bank grew tremendously, acquiring institutions across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.


After years of expansion, the bank is rebranded with a new name, First Financial Bank. In addition to our new yellow logo, banking centers across our footprint were transformed into an enhanced client experience in an effort to help our clients learn and succeed more.


At the end of the third quarter 2015, First Financial hit a major milestone, 100 quarters, or 25 years, of consecutive profitability. Years later, our streak continues as we remain profitable. It’s because of our clients, associates, and community involvement and support that this is possible.


A first in the community by First Financial. First Financial Communities are next generation banks, workspace sharing, and collaboration spaces all-in-one. We’re giving customers, neighbors, and businesses convenience for conferencing, collaborating, and meeting.


First Financial Bank celebrates our 160th anniversary of being a positive influence by helping our clients and communities thrive.

At First Financial, we put you first.

Why First Financial?

Because we put you first, and that helps put our whole community first.

What’s our difference?

The differences between a regional and national bank are distinct. We are confident a regional bank (like us) is the best bet for you.