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 # 2810
Week Ending December 29, 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
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:  December 28, 2017
BANK:  Bankwell Bank, New Canaan
LOCATION:  1145 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT  06905
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE:  Approved - Full Service Branch
DATE: December 29, 2017
BANK:  First County Bank, Stamford
LOCATION:  1312 Post Road, Farifield, CT  06824
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE:  Approved - Full Service Branch
Change of Name
On December 28, 2017, pursuant to Section 36a-82 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner approved the change of name for Darien Rowayton Bank to Laurel Road Bank.
CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION ACTIVITY
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist
and Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty
On December 20, 2017, the Commissioner issued a Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist and Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty and Withdrawal of Notice of Right to Hearing in the Matter of: Bay View Law Group, P.C., Costa Mesa, California.
Dated: Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Jorge L. Perez
Banking Commissioner