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 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 # 3056 - Week Ending September 16, 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.   
BANK ACTIVITY

Interstate Branch Activity

On September 14, 2022, Centreville Bank, a Rhode Island-chartered savings bank, filed notice pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sections 36a-412 and 36a-145(f) of the closing of its branch at 251 Kennedy Drive (Price Chopper) in Putnam, Connecticut. The proposed closing date is December 20, 2022. Any comments received by the Commissioner will be forwarded to their State Regulator.
  

CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION ACTIVITY
Consent Order

On September 6, 2022, the Commissioner entered into a Consent Order with Torrington Wireless LLC (“Torrington Wireless”), Torrington, Connecticut. The Consent Order was based on an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division. As a result of such investigation, the Commissioner alleged that from January 2019 until the filing of a current license application, Torrington Wireless 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, Torrington Wireless agreed to pay $5,000 as a civil penalty and $1,900 back licensing fees.

  

      Dated:  Tuesday, September 20, 2022

      Jorge L. Perez
      Banking Commissioner