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 # 1858
Week Ending October 1, 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
First International
   Bank, Hartford
*Diplomatic Center, 5th FL
  Suite 504
  1376-1, Seocho 2-Dong
  Seocho-Ku, Seoul 137-072 Korea
9/27/99 First International
   Bank, Hartford
*Ihsan Hilmi Alantar sok
  OTAS Sitesi C-3, D-6, 4
  Levent 8020 Istanbul, Turkey
9/28/99 People's Bank
*Stop & Shop
  Broad and East Main Streets
  Meriden, CT 06450
* Limited Branch


On October 1, 1999, approval was granted to GreenPoint Financial Corp., a Delaware corporation, to establish an office of its subsidiary, GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., a New York corporation, at 2 Enterprise Drive, Suite 300, Shelton, Connecticut.

On October 1, 1999, approval was granted to Old Kent Financial Corporation, a Michigan corporation, to establish an office of its subsidiary, Old Kent Mortgage Company, a Michigan corporation, at 100 Technology Drive, Suite 203, Trumbull, Connecticut.


Pursuant to Section 36a-581 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on September 29, 1999, Connecticut State Check Cashing Services, Inc. applied to operate a check cashing service limited facility at Hampton Inn, 129 Plains Road, Milford, Connecticut.

Dated: Tuesday, October 5,  1999

John P. Burke
Banking Commissioner