First Financial Bancorp is a regional bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with its operations centers in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Springdale, and Greensburg, Indiana. Founded in 1863, First Financial has the sixth oldest national bank charter and has 110 locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and throughout Indiana.
First Financial acquired Irwin Financial Corp and its subsidiaries through a government assisted transaction on September 18, 2009.
The Company's subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., founded in 1863, provides banking and financial services products through its three lines of business: commercial, consumer and wealth management. The commercial and consumer units provide traditional banking services to business and consumer clients. First Financial Wealth Management provides wealth planning, portfolio management, trust and estate, brokerage and retirement plan services and had approximately $15.9 billion in assets as of September 30, 2020.
First Financial Bank, N.A., was founded in 1863 as the First National Bank of Hamilton and was granted charter number 56 on August 10, 1863 under the National Bank Act. The bank opened its first branch in Hamilton, Ohio and started business on August 15, 1863. In 1923, the bank's name was changed to First National Bank and Trust Company of Hamilton when the trust division was created.
In 1980, the First National Bank of Hamilton consolidated operations with the First National Bank of Middletown to form the First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio. The acquisition of smaller institutions allowed it to expand outside Butler County. First Financial Bancorp, a holding company, was formed in 1983.