April 20, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:02 pm

CT's UHart losing its Bank America branch

Bank of America will close its student-union branch on the University of Hartford campus in West Hartford right before the start of fall classes, school officials said.

UHart spokesman David Isgur said the bank recently told the school of the scheduled Aug. 3 closing.

Bank of America spokesman TJ Crawford said the branch closing is part of the bank's strategy to consolidate its retail branch network in Connecticut and around the country.

The Charlotte financial services giant has been aggressively cutting costs in recent years.

Other branch closings in the Connecticut are in the works, Crawford said, but its not clear which offices will be targeted.

Crawford said there are other Bank of America branches near the UHart campus that students will be able to use.

The UHart branch has only limited operations. It is open for only three hours a day Monday through Friday, Crawford said.

Isgur said the bank's three ATMs on campus so far will stay.

However, he said the school is gauging interest of other banks in replacing Bank of America on campus.

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