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  A letter to our Southern Indiana Customer

The term “bank” is derived from the Italian word banco, meaning bench or board. Medieval Italian money changers recorded their lending transactions with merchants in a ledger that rested on a board in a given town square. This also gave rise to the term “above board”, indicating honesty in your dealings.

Just as it was back in Medieval Italy, banks play an important role in their communities, providing a safe place to keep money, funding for business growth and community projects and time and money for local charitable projects. Banks invest in their communities because they know that their success depends on it. A bank cannot thrive unless the people it serves thrives also.