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 # 3027 - Week Ending February 25, 2022

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 that 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 may be submitted when such applications are filed and any plans that are filed will be made 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 at (860) 240-8180.

DATE: February 24, 2022 
BANK: Ion Bank, Naugatuck 
LOCATION: FROM: 565 Straits Tpke., Watertown, CT 06795 
TO: 544 Straits Tpke., Watertown, CT 06795
ACTIVITY-BRANCH TYPE: Filed Notice of Branch Relocation 


Consent Order

On February 14, 2022, the Commissioner entered into a Consent Order with Marvin Friedman d/b/a Maple End Package Store (“Maple End”), Bristol, Connecticut. The Consent Order was based on an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division. As a result of such investigation, the Commissioner alleged that Maple End, in or about October 2019, engaged in the business of cashing checks, drafts or money orders for consideration in Connecticut without licensure at its primary business address, in violation of Section 36a-581(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes. As part of the Consent Order, Maple End paid $250 as a civil penalty. 

      Dated:  Tuesday, March 1, 2022

      Jorge L. Perez
      Banking Commissioner