In accordance with Governor Lamont's emergency declaration, employees and the public are asked to observe social distancing measures to ensure communal safety and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People are asked to work from home and telecommute wherever possible. Adhering to these instructions, the Department of Banking has closed its offices to the public. However, agency staff will continue to provide services to consumers and industry through telework. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Agency staff will continue to check voicemails during this time. 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 # 2264
Week Ending July 13, 2007

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 Howard F. Pitkin, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail. Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.

State Bank 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 Financial Institutions Division, (860) 240-8180.

Date Bank Location Activity
The Connecticut Bank
  & Trust Company
396 Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT  06067
Dime Bank
FR:601 Norwich-New London Tnpk
     Uncasville, CT 06382
TO:*563 Norwich-New London Tnpk
     Uncasville, CT 06382  
filed to
Apple Valley Bank
   & Trust Company
**158 North Main Street
    Southington, CT  06489
*Incorrect address appeared in Bulletin 2263
**Incorrect opening date was previously listed as 6/18/07 in Bulletin 2259
State Credit Union Activity

Date Credit Union Location Activity
Connecticut Community
  Credit Union, Inc.
Stonington High School
176 South Broad Street
Pawcatuck, CT  06379

Pursuant to Sections 1-225 and 36a-70(i) of the Connecticut General Statutes, on July 23, 2007, a special meeting will be held for the purpose of considering the application of the organizer of Higher One Bank, New Haven, Connecticut, for an extension of the Temporary Certificate of Authority until November 30, 2007.  The meeting is scheduled to be held at 10:00 a.m., at the Department of Banking, Room 50, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut.
       Dated:  Tuesday, July 17, 2007
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner