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 # 2692
Week Ending September 25, 2015

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 Jorge L. Perez, Banking Commissioner, Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800.  Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.


STATE BANK ACTIVITY
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 
09/18/15
United Bank
Rockville
55 Greens Farms Road
Westport, CT  06880
Filed
09/21/15
The First Bank of Greenwich
Cos Cob
733 Summer Street, Suite 102
Stamford, CT  06901
Approved *
09/21/15
The Simsbury Bank & Trust
  Company, Simsbury
21 Country Rad, Route 6
Mattapoisett, MA  02739
Approved *
09/21/15
The Simsbury Bank & Trust
  Company, Simsbury
2389 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT  06033
Approved *
* Loan Production Office

CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION ACTIVITY
Consent Order

On September 10, 2015, the Commissioner entered into a Consent Order with Amos Financial LLC (“Amos Financial”), Highland Park, Illinois.  The Consent Order was based on an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  As a result of such investigation, the Commissioner alleged that prior to January 10, 2015, Amos Financial acted within this state as a consumer collection agency without the requisite consumer collection agency licenses, in violation of Section 36a 801(a) of then applicable Connecticut General Statutes.  As part of the Consent Order, Amos Financial paid $10,000 as a civil penalty.

    Dated: Tuesday, September 29, 2015


    Jorge L. Perez
    Banking Commissioner