BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - People's Bank said it is integrating its consumer lending department into its credit card division.The $13 billion-asset bank said last week that it hopes the move will help it build stronger, more long-term relationships with its customers.

"We're expecting this integration to result in a broader array of products for our customers, delivered to them conveniently, including over the Internet," said Mark K. Vitelli, executive vice president of credit card services at People's.

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