Mirroring other banks' moves to make the most of wealthy clients, Huntington Bancshares has integrated trust, investments, and lending into a new "private financial group."

Huntington, based Columbus, Ohio, announced last month that it had set up the group. It follows a model used in recent years by BankBoston Corp., Compass Bancshares, Fleet Financial Corp., LaSalle National Corp., National City Corp., and PNC Bank Corp., among others.

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