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 # 2544
Week Ending November 23, 2012

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 Connecticut 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
Liberty Bank
60 North Main Street
Southington, CT  06489
Intent Not To
Liberty Bank
774 Farmington Avenue
Bristol, CT  06010
Intent Not To
On November 16, 2012, pursuant to Section 36a-135 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner approved the application of Eastern Federal Bank, Norwich, Connecticut, to convert from a federal mutual savings bank to a Connecticut state-chartered mutual savings bank to be known as Eastern Savings Bank.

Interstate De Novo Branch
On November 23, 2012, pursuant to Sections 36a-412(a)(2), as amended by Public Act 12-96, and 36a-145(b)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, a New York-chartered bank and trust company with its main office located in Buffalo, New York, filed an application to establish a de novo branch at 4 High Ridge Park, Stamford, Connecticut.
     Dated:  Tuesday, November 27, 2012
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner