People's Securities is a subsidiary of People s United Financial, which is the parent company of People's United Bank, one of the largest regional banking organizations headquartered in New England. With the acquisition of the Chittenden family of banks in January 2008, it has grown to seven banks with more than $21 billion in assets and more than 300 branches in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont and in Westchester County, New York. Convenient, seven-day banking is offered at nearly 80 branches in Connecticut Super Stop & Shop supermarket locations. A diversified financial services company founded in 1842, People's United Bank provides consumer, commercial, insurance, retail investment, and wealth management and trust services to personal and business customers. Through its subsidiaries, the bank offers brokerage, financial advisory services, investment management services and life insurance through People's Securities and Chittenden Securities; equipment financing through People's Capital and Leasing Corporation; asset-based lending through Chittenden Commercial Finance; and other insurance services through R.C. Knox and Company and Chittenden Insurance Group. In addition to People's United, the family of banks includes Chittenden Bank, Flagship Bank, Maine Bank & Trust, Merrill Bank, Ocean Bank and The Bank of Western Massachusetts. People's Securities maintains a location in Bridgeport, Conn.