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 # 2953 - Week Ending September 25, 2020


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 business days from the date of this bulletin.



Branch Activity

Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires certain applications for a branch or 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 the Department for a period of 30 days. Questions concerning branch activity should be directed to the Financial Institutions Division, (860) 240-8180.

DATE: September 25, 2020
BANK: Dime Bank, Norwich
LOCATION: 1009 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE: Approved to Establish Full Service Branch
DATE: September 25, 2020
BANK: Dime Bank, Norwich
LOCATION: 299 Middle Turnpike West, Manchester, CT 06040
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE: Approved to Establish Full Service Branch


On September 23, 2020, Northwest Community Bank, Litchfield Bancorp, and Collinsville Bank, all Connecticut banks and subsidiaries of Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, filed an application pursuant to Section 36a-125 of the Connecticut General Statutes seeking approval for the mergers of Litchfield Bancorp and Collinsville Bank with and into Northwest Community Bank. 

      Dated: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

      Jorge L. Perez
      Banking Commissioner