The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

 Bulletin # 1879
Week Ending February 25, 2000

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
2/24/00 People's Bank
*Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382
2/25/00 New Milford
  Savings Bank
**80 Heritage Road
Southbury, CT 06488
* Limited Branch
** Limited Branch - Special Needs


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 36a-70 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on February 15, 2000, an application was filed by the organizer of The Community's Bank for the establishment of a state bank and trust company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The organizer is Peter F. Hurst, Jr., 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, (212) 719-4160.


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 36a-581(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes, on February 23, 2000, Connecticut State Check Cashing Services, Inc. applied to relocate its licensed check cashing service general facility from 107 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut to 103 Maple Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.


On February 23, 2000, pursuant to Sections 36a-412(b) and 36a-210(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Banking Commissioner approved the application of Connecticut Bank of Commerce to acquire a significant part of the assets and business of MTB Bank.

Dated: Tuesday, February 29, 2000

John P. Burke
Banking Commissioner