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 # 2785
Week Ending July 7, 2017

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 361-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires certain applications for a branch, of 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:  June 30, 2017
BANK:  Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown
LOCATION:  611 East Hill Road, Southbury, CT  06488
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE:  Closing Date - Limited Branch
DATE:  August 1, 2017
BANK:  Washington Trust Company, Westerly, RI
LOCATION:  1025-1029 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT  06820
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE:  Closing Date - Loan Production Office

De Novo Branch
On July 29, 2017, Berkshire Bank, a Massachusets-chartered bank, filed an application pursuant to Section 36a-412(a)(2) and 36a-145(b)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, seeking approval to establish a de novo branch at 763 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut.
Dated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jorge L. Perez
Banking Commissioner