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 # 2272
Week Ending September 7, 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
NewAlliance Bank
New Haven
560 Hawley Lane
Stratford, CT  06614

Check Cashing Service License Activity
Date Bank Location Activity
Connecticut State Check
  Cashing Service, Inc.
2268 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06606
Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist and
Notice of Right to Hearing
On August 29, 2007, the Commissioner issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist and Notice of Right to Hearing (“Notice”) In the Matter of: American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (“AHMS”).  The Notice was based on the allegation that AHMS, a mortgage servicing company which has its principal place of business at 538 Broadhollow Road, Melville, New York, received funds from mortgagors of real property located in Connecticut for real estate taxes and failed to pay such taxes for at least 38 mortgagors, in violation of Section 36a-716(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  AHMS was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing with regard to the allegations set forth in the Notice.  A copy of the Notice can be obtained from the department's website, or by contacting the department's Legal Division.
       Dated:  Tuesday, September 11, 2007
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner