Webster Financial Corporation was incorporated under the laws of Delaware in 1986. Webster is a bank holding and financial holding company. The Company, through Webster Bank and various non-banking financial services subsidiaries, delivers financial services to individuals, families and businesses throughout southern New England and into eastern New York State. The Company's operations are managed along four reportable operating segments consisting of Commercial, Retail, Consumer Finance and Other. It also offers equipment financing, commercial real estate lending, asset-based lending, health savings accounts and insurance premium financing on a regional or national basis. The Company provides business and consumer banking, mortgage lending, financial planning, trust and investment services through 169 banking offices, 309 owned ATMs, telephone banking, mobile banking and its Internet website. Through its HSA Bank division, Webster Bank offers health savings accounts on a nationwide basis. Webster's Commercial Banking segment includes middle market, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment finance, and treasury and payment services, which includes government and institutional banking. Additionally, it serves as a referral source to Private Banking and Retail Banking. The Company's Retail Banking segment is focused on growing its customer base through the acquisition of new customer relationships and the retention and expansion of existing customer relationships. Retail Banking's distribution network provides convenience and easy access to Webster's products and services. Retail Banking includes the Business & Professional Banking division or B&P. The Company offers investment and securities-related services, including brokerage and investment advice that it had previously offered through its subsidiary. The Company's Consumer Finance offers lending solutions for consumers primarily in southern New England and Westchester County, New York. Products include; residential mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, unsecured personal loans as well as credit card options. Webster Bank concentrates on offering products including home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as second mortgages. The Company faces competition for deposits and loans throughout its market areas. Webster, Webster Bank and certain of its non-banking subsidiaries are subject to regulation under federal and state laws.
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