Huntington Bank in New Era to close.

October 9, 2018

Huntington Bank in New Era to close.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

NEW ERA – The Huntington bank branch in New Era will close Jan. 8, according to bank staff.

It is among more than 70 Huntington branches closing in Michigan and Ohio.

The Hart branch will remain open, according to staff, and the nearest location to the south – the North Muskegon branch – will remain open.

“Around the first of the year, Huntington will be consolidating branches in various markets,” states Vice President of Media Relations for Huntington National Bank Emily Smith in an email message. “After the consolidations, Huntington will maintain our #1 branch market share in the State of Ohio with over 420 branches. Huntington will also maintain #1 market share in Michigan with over 270 branches in the state.

“Huntington regularly reviews its distribution network to ensure our mix of branches, ATMs, and online and mobile banking meets our customers’ evolving needs. In making these adjustments, branches were reviewed for customer traffic patterns, transaction trends and proximity to nearby Huntington branch locations. Many of these branches have an existing Huntington branch in close proximity that can support customers of the consolidating offices.

“Our priority is to help our customers’ transition to a new location and to offer more extensive digital and mobile capabilities to meet changing customer channel preferences. Savings from the branch consolidation will be substantially reinvested in these increasingly-used channels.

“It’s our goal to place the vast majority of our branch colleagues in other roles where they can continue their career with Huntington.”

A Huntington branch recently opened in the Meijer store in Ludington.

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