To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, the Department of Banking has limited the number of employees at our office at 260 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. 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 # 2742
Week Ending September 9, 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.


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, address how the establishment of the branch will be consistent with safe and sound banking practices and promote the public convenience and advantage.  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-Branch Type
First Bank of Greenwich
Cos Cob
898 Summer Street
Stamford, CT  06905
Approved -
Full Service

Consent Order
On August 31, 2016, the Commissioner entered into a Consent Order with U.S. Equity Advantage Holdings, Inc. f/k/a U.S. Equity Advantage Holdings, LLC (“U.S. Equity”), Orlando, Florida.  The Consent Order was based on an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  As a result of such investigation, the Commissioner alleged that from approximately January 2008 to May 2014, U.S. Equity engaged in the business of money transmission in this state without a license, in violation of Section 36a 597 of the Connecticut General Statutes.  U.S. Equity agreed to cease and desist from engaging in the business of money transmission in this state without a license and to pay a civil penalty of $150,000.
Dated: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jorge L. Perez
Banking Commissioner