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 Department.Banking@ct.gov and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2273
Week Ending September 14, 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.



BRANCH ACTIVITY
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
9/13/07
Rockville Bank
Rockville
43 Prospect Hill Road
East Windsor, CT  06088
opening
date


CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION ACTIVITY
Settlement Agreement
On August 31, 2007, the Commissioner entered into a Settlement Agreement with Prime Mortgage Financial, Inc. D/B/A Prime Mortgage Company (“Prime Mortgage”).  The Settlement Agreement was based on an examination by the Consumer Credit Division.  As a result of such examination, the Commissioner alleged that Prime Mortgage employed or retained at least thirteen originators without first registering them, in violation of Sections 36a-486(b) and 36a-511(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Prime Mortgage agreed to remit to the Department $13,000 as a civil penalty. 

EFFECTIVE REGULATIONS
Effective September 7, 2007, the Department adopted new regulations concerning the conversion of mutual Connecticut banks to capital stock Connecticut banks.  A copy of the final regulations can be obtained on the Department's website or by contacting the Legal Division at (860) 240 8142.
       Dated:  Tuesday, September 18, 2007
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner