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 # 2274
Week Ending September 21, 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

Date Credit Union Location Activity
Connex Credit Union, Inc.
North Haven
970 North Colonly Road
Wallingford, CT  06492

Broker-dealer Barred from Securities Business for Ten Years
for Alleged Unregistered Activity, Use of Misleading Sales Scripts
On September 18, 2007, the Banking Commissioner entered a Consent Order with respect to Gregory J. Duffy, a former representative of New Castle Financial Services LLC.  The Consent Order alleged that, from October 2006 through February 2007, Gregory J. Duffy violated Section 36b-6(a) of the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act by transacting business as a broker-dealer agent of New Castle Financial Services LLC while unregistered.  Duffy purportedly worked from an unregistered branch office of the firm located at 4 Old Mill Plain Road, Danbury, Connecticut.  The Consent Order also alleged that Gregory J. Duffy violated Section 36b-4(b) of the Act by using scripted sales presentations that contained false and misleading statements and that had not been reviewed or approved by the management of New Castle Financial Services LLC.
The Consent Order barred Gregory J. Duffy for ten years from transacting business in Connecticut as a broker-dealer, agent, investment adviser, investment adviser agent or agent of issuer, with leave to reapply for registration after seven years had elapsed from the entry of the Consent Order.  The Consent Order also directed Gregory J. Duffy to cease and desist from regulatory violations.

       Dated:  Tuesday, September 25, 2007
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner