People's United is recognized in the industry as a leader and innovator in banking services to its customers. In 1974, People's United was the first financial institution in the nation to offer bill paying by telephone. People's United was also the first bank in the region to open supermarket branches, offering convenient full-service, in-person banking directly to its customers, seven days a week in more than 70 Super Stop and Shop locations across the state of Connecticut. People's United Bank also is the only bank in the country with a program targeted at helping seniors with their financial and physical security. In January 2008, with the acquisition of the Chittenden family of banks, People's United became the largest regional banking company headquartered in New England. In addition to People's United, the family of banks includes: Chittenden Bank, Flagship Bank, Maine Bank and Trust, Merrill Bank, Ocean Bank and The Bank of Western Massachusetts. Today, People's United continues on its commitment to deliver a truly superior customer experience offering live 24/7 customer service, state-of-the-art online banking, and certified professionals in every branch. We've got it all commercial banking, personal banking, home equity, mortgage experts, investment advisors and more - and not only great products and services but the most customer-focused employees out there. With more than 170 years of service, People's United is uniquely positioned to meet the banking needs of consumer and commercial banking customers across the region and beyond.