The history of Irwin Union Bank began in 1860 with a safe in a Columbus, Indiana, store. Merchants trusted the store’s owner, Joseph I. Irwin, enough to keep their cash in his safe, which became known as the "safest safe" in town. When a worker cashed a "check" (which, legend has it, was written on sycamore bark), Irwin realized he was in the banking business. Irwin Union Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Irwin Financial Corporation (NYSE: IFC) and operates locally managed offices in ten states.
Our 5th generation ownership is a story that resonates with our customers.