Chase Bank Branch Opens In Branford | Branford, CT Patch – Patch

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BRANFORD, CT — It was official Wednesday, the company said: “JPMorgan Chase celebrated its first retail branch in Branford” when it opened its doors at 1151 W Main St.

Chase’s expansion in Connecticut adds retail and business banking to the state where the firm serves nearly 800,000 customers and almost 50,000 business clients.

“We believe it’s important to meet our customers where they live, work, play and most importantly – bank,” Chase’s Connecticut Market Director William Olivera said. “The timing felt right to grow our presence in the Shoreline region and specifically here in Branford.”

The new Branford branch is part of the bank’s expansion plans begun in 2019, to bring about two dozen new branches to the state. With branches in Hartford, Wethersfield, Enfield and more planned for Hartford County, Chase is on track to hire around 100 employees from these communities.

Chase is hiring staff locally to support its new branches, including bankers, branch managers, business bankers and financial advisors, giving customers access to its banking services. The branch will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and closed Sundays.

“Branford is a community with a rich history and this branch will serve as an economic hub for our neighbors and is place where you can love your local,” Branford Chase branch manager Aracelis Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said the branch is looking forward to “building new relationships and helping our customers during life’s most important moments.” Those include opening their first savings account, buying their first home, and planning for retirement, for example.

Customers will discover a branch that looks and feels different from a ‘typical’ bank – it combines a modern design, layout, and state-of-the-art banking technology, reflecting how customers engage with Chase today, according to the company. Employees will welcome customers in casual meeting spaces, emphasizing a more consultative approach, and offer self-service transaction areas including a digital access bar, smart ATMs, and free WiFi, it noted.

“When Chase enters a community, we bring the resources of a global institution with a focus on local solutions,” said Gonzalez. “In addition to going above and beyond to serve our customers, we are going to engage and collaborate with our neighbors to create more equitable economic growth here in Connecticut.”

Source: patch.com

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