Santander Bank Closes 4 Connecticut Branches

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FARMINGTON, CT – According to federal authorities, Spain-based Santander Bank is closing four of its 28 branches in Connecticut.

Santander made the statement this week to the Federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an agency that charters, supervises and regulates banks in the United States.

Records show that the branches that will be closed on August 6 are:

  • Farmington
  • Windsor East
  • Plainville
  • Waterbury

The closure of the four branches is not an indication that more will follow, Santander officials said.

Santander, is based in Spain and surfaced in Connecticut a dozen years ago when the bank acquired the Pennsylvania-based Sovereign Bank.

Santander, Connecticut sites include:

  • Ansonia
  • Avon
  • Berlin
  • Bloomfield
  • Branford
  • Bristol
  • Burlington
  • Canton
  • Cheshire
  • Derby
  • East Hartford
  • East Haven
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Glastonbury
  • Granby
  • Guilford
  • Handen
  • Hartford
  • Berlin Kensington Section
  • Madison
  • Manchester
  • Meriden
  • Milford
  • Naugatuck
  • New Brittany
  • New Haven
  • Newington
  • North Haven
  • Orange
  • Plainville
  • Perspective
  • Rocky hill
  • Seymour
  • Simsbury
  • South Windsor
  • Southbury
  • Southington
  • Suffield
  • Unionville
  • West Hartford
  • Wallingford
  • West Haven
  • Wethersfield
  • Windsor
  • Windsor Locks

Other branches in Connecicut have closed in recent years. For example, a former branch of Enfield is now the Enfield Express, an extension of the adjacent Town Hall. The former Vernon branch is now an Enterprise Car Rental point of sale.

According to the company’s history, on May 15, 1857, Queen Isabella II of Spain signed a royal decree authorizing the incorporation of Banco Santander. The intention was to facilitate trade between the northern Spanish port of Santander and Latin America.

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