Salin Bank History
As a young boy, William N. Salin, Sr. had a keen interest in people, ideas and challenges. Those interests continued into adulthood and would become instrumental in sparking his move from law and public service into banking. In 1970, after serving as Indiana’s Secretary of State, Salin lead a group of investors to purchase the controlling interests of a bank in Cass County, Indiana.
In 1983, Salin was one of a group of investors who purchased a majority interest in what was then Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Logansport, Indiana. Additional acquisitions and mergers followed. In 1996, the final merger occurred, creating Salin Bank as it exists today. Today, Bill Salin, II is President and CEO of Salin Bank. William N. Salin, Sr. has retired from daily bank activities.
Salin Bank is the third largest privately held bank in Indiana, with more than $750 million in assets and 21 banking centers in 10 Indiana counties serving Columbus, Delphi, Edinburgh, Fishers, Flora, Fort Wayne, Galveston, Gas City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, West Lafayette, and Indianapolis.
As one of the few remaining independent family owned banks in the Midwest, Salin Bank prides itself on creating a true sense of community with customers. Customers turn to us not just for our financial offerings, but because we take time to sit down, face to face, to learn about their financial needs and goals and what we can do to help achieve them.
Salin Bank continues to embrace the principles of its founder, William Salin – and the belief that local, independently owned banks can do a better job of serving customers than national banking chains. Salin Bank doesn’t answer to the expectations of Wall Street or stockholders. We answer to you.
And while Salin Bank makes significant investments in systems and technology, we know that this is only part of the way we can enhance our service to customers. Just as important are the dedicated professionals of Salin Bank. Their commitment to excellence is the strength and stability of everything we do.
As a community bank, we have an obligation - a duty - to make a difference in the lives of the people and the Indiana communities we serve. —Bill Salin, Sr.