Fleet Financial Group said that David L. Eyles, its chief credit policy officer, has been named vice chairman as well.

Mr. Eyles, 58, is a 37-year banking industry veteran. He joined Fleet in 1995, when it bought Shawmut National Corp. Earlier he worked four years at Mellon Bank Corp. and 27 at Chemical Banking Corp.

At Mellon he was vice chairman and chairman of the credit policy committee. At Chemical he was chief credit officer and chairman of the credit policy committee.

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