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 # 2756
Week Ending December 16, 2016

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.


CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION ACTIVITY
Consent Orders
On December 5, 2016, the Commissioner entered into a Consent Order with Home Point Financial Corporation (NMLS # 7706) (“Home Point”), Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Consent Order was based on an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  As a result of such investigation, the Commissioner alleged that Home Point failed to file with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry a change of address of its branch office at least 30 calendar days prior to such change and failed to provide a bond rider or endorsement, or addendum, as applicable, to the surety bond on file with the Commissioner, in violation of Section 36a-490(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  As part of the Consent Order, Home Point paid $500 as a civil penalty.
On December 8, 2016, the Commissioner entered into a Consent Order with Shamrock Financial Corporation (NMLS # 2227) (“Shamrock Financial”), East Providence, Rhode Island.  The Consent Order was based on an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  As a result of such investigation, the Commissioner alleged that Shamrock Financial failed to file with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry a change of address of its branch office at least 30 calendar days prior to such change, in violation of Section 36a-490(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  As part of the Consent Order, Shamrock Financial paid $500 as a civil penalty.
Dated: Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Jorge L. Perez
Banking Commissioner