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 # 2804
Week Ending November 17, 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.


STATE BANK ACTIVITY
Acquisition
On November 15, 2017, Patriot National Bancorp, Inc., a Connecticut corporation and registered bank holding company, filed an acquisition statement and application for the acquisition of Prime Bank, a Connecticut-chartered bank and trust company, pursuant to section 36a-184 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The acquisition will be accomplished through a two-step merger process, culminating in the merger of Prime Bank with and into Patriot Bank, N.A., a national bank headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and wholly-owned subsidiary of Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. Notice of the merger was filed on November 7, 2017 (see Bulletin #2803).
CREDIT UNION DIVISION
Branch Activity
DATE:  November 14, 2017
CREDIT UNION:  Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union Inc., Rocky Hill
LOCATION:  From 2900 Main Street, Suite D, Stratford, CT  06614
                  To 250 Barnum Avenue Cutoff, Stratford, CT  06614
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE:  Approved to Relocate - Full Service Branch
CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION
Order Revoking Mortgage Correspondent Lender Licenses and
Order to Cease and Desist
On November 8, 2017, the Commissioner issued an Order Revoking Mortgage Correspondent Lender Licenses and Order to Cease and Desist (“Order”) In the Matter of: Vanguard Funding LLC (NMLS # 2675) (“Respondent”). The Order was based on Respondent’s failure to maintain a surety bond that runs concurrently with the period of its mortgage correspondent lender licenses, in violation of Section 36a-492 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Order revokes Respondent’s licenses to engage in the business of a mortgage correspondent lender in Connecticut from 300 Garden City Plaza, Suite 170, Garden City, New York, and from 155 Route 109, West Babylon, New York, and orders Respondent to cease and desist from violating Sections 36a-492 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Dated: Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Jorge L. Perez
Banking Commissioner