First Financial receives checking certification

First Financial Bank announces its NoWorry Checking account has received national Bank On certification from the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund for meeting Bank On National Account Standards for 2021-2022. These standards require over 25 features for safe and affordable consumer transaction accounts.

NoWorry Checking has no overdraft fees or minimum balance requirements, and is available throughout First Financial’s four-state service area of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.

The Bank On National Account Standards were developed by consumer advocates, leading national nonprofit organizations, civic leaders and other financial institutions, and identify critical product features for banking accounts to include to ensure low cost, high functionality and consumer safety. Bank On certified accounts can be used to receive and manage the federal Child Tax Credit and other emergency payments.

First Financial participates in Bank On coalitions in Louisville, Bloomington and Northern Indiana. These are collaborations between financial institutions, community organizations and local governments to help residents access mainstream financial services and education.

First Financial Bancorp. is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company with locations in Columbus. For more information,