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Only JPMorgan Chase opened branches in Connecticut this year – with six now operational and three more to be established in the next year – while Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Santander Bank and Wells Fargo are among the banks that moved to close their branches in the state, according to records from the OCC, one of the nation’s three bank regulators.

Chase is in the middle of a branch expansion plan across New England, including in Connecticut. OCC records show that the bank is planning, but has not yet opened three more local branches in the following locations: the intersections of Poquonnock Road and Route 1 in Groton; Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street in New Britain; and Tyler Street and Cottage Grove Road (Route 218) in Bloomfield.

Aside from these three branches, the bank’s spokesperson told The Commercial Record earlier this year it will also open branches in North Haven, Old Saybrook and Torrington in 2024 and 2025 and consolidate three more branches in Fairfield County: two already closed and the one in Old Greenwich that is still to be closed down next year.

Wells Fargo closed down four of its Connecticut branches this year with more of its customers using digital banking. Santander also closed two branches in Manchester and Hartford, as part of its nation-wide branch consolidation campaign.

Webster Bank, one of the banks with the largest footprints in the state, closed its Old Saybrook branch on 723 Boston Post Road. Citizens consolidated its Durham and Woodbridge branches and is moving to close its Niantic branch on 43 Pennsylvania Ave.

NBT Bank filed an application with the OCC to close one of its only two branches in Connecticut, inside the Corporate Center West building on 433 South Main St. in West Hartford, while Patriot Bank also applied to close its branch on 7 Old Tavern Road in Orange.

Bank of America is also moving to close four in-state branches in Stamford, Cos Cob, Farmington and Norwalk.

BofA’s spokesperson earlier said the bank is constantly evaluating its branch network, deciding to consolidate branches near other centers or had significantly diminished traffic due to the rise in online banking.