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 # 2439
Week Ending November 19, 2010

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.

New Bank Activity
On December 10, 2010, pursuant to Section 36a-1-225 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 36a-70(i) of the 2010 Supplement to the General Statutes of Connecticut, a special meeting of the Banking Commissioner will be held for the purpose of considering the application of the organizers of Start Community Bank, New Haven, for an extension of its Temporary Certificate of Authority.  The meeting is scheduled to be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Banking, Room 50, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut.
Withdrawal of Acquisition Statements
On November 16, 2010, Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation withdrew the acquisition statements filed on July 21, 2010, pursuant to Section 36a-184 of the Connecticut General Statutes to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, Naugatuck, CT, and Southern Connecticut Bancorp, Inc., New Haven, CT, and indirectly, its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Bank of Southern Connecticut, a Connecticut bank and trust company, through the merger of Southern Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. with and into Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation, followed by the merger of The Bank of Southern Connecticut with and into Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan.
Check Cashing Service License Activity
Date Check Casher Location Activity
953 Main Street
Stamford, CT  06902
11/12/10 Javier Cerna Aguirre
35 N. Colony Road
Wallingford, CT  06492
       Dated:  Tuesday, November 23, 2010
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner