To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, the Department of Banking has limited the number of employees at our office at 260 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 1839
Week Ending May 21, 1999

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications. Any observations you may have are solicited. Any comments should be in writing to John P. Burke, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail to Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.

Branch Activity

Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires that each application for a branch, or for a limited branch at which loans will be made, be accompanied by a plan detailing how adequate services to meet the banking needs of all community residents will be provided. Plans are submitted when such applications are filed and are available for public inspection and comment at this Department for a period of 30 days. Questions concerning branch activity should be directed to the Bank Examination Division, (860) 240-8180.
Note: dates are listed in month/day/year format.

Date Bank Location Activity
5/17/99 Ridgefield Bank
**640-642 Danbury Road
    Ridgefield, CT 06877
* * Special Needs Limited Branch


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 36a-70 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on May 20, 1999, an application was filed by the organizers of The Bank of New Canaan for the establishment of a state bank and trust company in New Canaan, Connecticut. The organizers are Robert J. Hebert, Donna M. Wilson, Todd H. Lampert, and Jean Lampert. Agent for the Organizers is Todd H. Lampert, 46 Main Street, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840, (203) 972-8100.


Pursuant to the provisions of subsectionS (g) and (h) of Section 36a-437 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on May 20, 1999, CHH Credit Union, Inc. filed an application to amend its certificate of organization and bylaws to expand its field of membership to include employees of healthcare facilities in the northwest corner of Connecticut.


On May 17, 1999, an application was filed by Wells Fargo & Company, a Delaware corporation, to establish an office of its subsidiary, New England Home Loans, LLC, a Delaware corporation, at 2330 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut.

Dated: Tuesday, May 25, 1999

John P. Burke
Banking Commissioner