Huntington Bank announced Wednesday that it's closing 70 branches in various markets, according to a spokesperson for the bank.
Out of the 70 branches that will be consolidated, 30 are in Ohio. Ten of those branches in Cleveland and two in Akron are closing.
The company decided which branches to close based off of customer traffic patterns, transaction trends and proximity to other nearby Huntington branch locations.
Customers of the closing branches will have other branches nearby, according to Huntington.
A media spokesperson for Huntington Bank released the following statement:
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.
It's unclear which branches will be closing as part of the company's consolidation efforts.