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 and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Informed Investor

The Department of Banking joined forces with AARP-Connecticut in the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing, a national campaign whose goal is to provide investors and potential investors with research based investor education and protection and to increase awareness of fraudulent investment practices.

As part of this initiative, a series of investor education radio spots were aired on radio stations throughout the state.  These public service announcements provide information on a range of investment protection topics to help consumers make informed investment decisions.

Funding for The Informed Investor was made possible by a grant to AARP 
from the Investor Protection Trust.

Week 1
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Week 2
Senior Fraud
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Week 3
Tips for Seniors
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Week 4
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Week 5
Affinity Fraud
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Week 6
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Week 7
Sorry, Wrong Number
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Week 8
Broken Promissories
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Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing