First Commonwealth closing 29 branches in its largest batch so far for 2020

PITTSBURGH — First Commonwealth Financial Corp. is closing 29 branches, almost all by year-end. That’s 20% of its 148 branch network across two states.

Of those, 21 are in Pennsylvania with the biggest hit coming in the 10-county Pittsburgh metro where 11 will be consolidated. The remaining eight are in Ohio.

It marks the biggest burst of cuts by the region’s 11th-largest bank and the second-biggest for the region this year. Only No. 1, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., has slated more local closures with 16, some of which have already occurred.

Get the list of locations that are closing in the Pittsburgh Business Times.