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 # 2443
Week Ending December 17, 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.

Branch Activity
Section 36a-145 of the 2010 Supplement to the General Statutes requires certain applications 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
Farmington Bank
*FROM: 3 Melrose Drive
           Farmington, CT 06032
  TO:    One Farm Glen Blvd
           Farmington, CT 06032
to relocate
NewAlliance Bank
New Haven
2386 Summer Street
Stamford, CT  06905
Thomaston Savings Bank
40 Middle Street
Bristol, CT  06787
NewAlliance Bank
New Haven
550 Summer Street
Stamford, CT  06901
* Limited Branch

Correction for exact address
Application for a Business and Industrial Development Corporation License
On December 10, 2010, an application was filed pursuant to Section 36a-628 of the Connecticut General Statutes by Connecticut Business Banc, Inc. for a license to transact business as a business and industrial development corporation to be headquartered at 30 Old Kings Highway South, Darien, Connecticut.

On December 15, 2010, pursuant to Section 36a-185 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner issued a notice of intent not to disapprove the acquisition by George F. D’Angelo and John J. Fareri, both individually and collectively, of more than 25% of the outstanding voting securities of The First Bank of Greenwich.
Community Reinvestment Plan
On December 16, 2010, Bank of England, England, Arkansas, filed a community reinvestment plan in connection with an application filed on September 1, 2010, pursuant to Section 36a-412(a)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes seeking approval to form a limited branch to be operated as a loan production office.   The community reinvestment plan is available for public inspection and comment at the Department of Banking for a period of 30 days.
Branch Activity
Date Credit Union Location Activity
Connex Credit Union
North Haven
FROM: 227 Church Street
          New Haven, CT  06510
TO:     2 Whitney Avenue
          New Haven, CT  06510
filed to
Check Cashing Service License Activity
Date Check Casher Location Activity
d/b/a Family Financial Centers
953 Main Street
Stamford, CT  06902
       Dated:  Tuesday, December 21, 2010
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner