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2012
 AG Jepsen, Banking Commissioner: Federal Payday Lending Bill Would Harm State Efforts to Protect Consumers
 
 AG, DOB Public Service Announcements Help Distressed Homeowners
 
 Attorney General Announces $25 Billion Joint Federal-Multistate Settlement
 
 Attorney General Encouraged By Reports Showing Connecticut Homeowners Receiving Mortgage Relief
 
 Attorney General Says Payments May be Available To Many Connecticut Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure
 
 Attorney General, Banking Commissioner Alert Consumers to Debt Collection Scams
 
 Attorney General-National Mortgage Settlement Agreement Finalized
 
 Banking Commissioner Announces Settlement with Bankers Life and Casualty Company and BLC Financial Services, Inc.
 
 Department of Banking Encourages Saving and Smart Investing
 
 Free Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event - Storrs, CT
 
 Governor Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen Announce Allocation of Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Funds
 
 Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event - Bridgeport
 
 Monday: News Conference About Mortgage Assistance Event
 
 Mortgage Assistance Event Announced by AG, US Rep Joe Courtney and Banking Commissioner
 
 Mortgage Review Assistance Available Jan. 19-21 for Bank of America Customers
 
 National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Providing Relief to CT Borrowers
 
 November 28th Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event at the Conference Center at CoCo Key, Waterbury
 
 State Banking Commissioner Urges Citizens to be Aware of Phantom Debt Collector Scam
 
 State Banking Commissioner Urges Online Consumers to be Careful While Shopping During the Holiday Season
 
 State Officials Offer Help to Distressed Homeowners
 
 State Officials Offer help to Distressed Homeowners
 

2011
 Banking Commissioner Appointed to National Board of State Credit Union Supervisors
 
 Banking Commissioner Appoints New Director of the Consumer Credit Division
 
 Connecticut Department of Banking Responds to Dodd-Frank Provisions with New Guidelines for Investment Advisers
 
 Department of Banking Reminds Consumers to Find Ways to Save During America Saves Week
 
 First Niagara and NewAlliance Merger Approved
 
 Franchise Investor Advisory Issued By Department of Banking
 
 Governor Malloy Urges All Financial Institutions to Waive Late Fees Resulting From Customers' Inability to do Busniness Due to Impact of Storm
 
 Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event
 
 Mortgage Loan Borrowers Encouraged to Participate in Federal Foreclosure Review and Claims Process
 
 Mortgage Servicing Workshop Dec. 20 for Wells Fargo and Wachovia Customers
 
 New Securities Division Director Appointed
 
 Online Consumers Should Be Alert During the Holiday Season
 
 State Banking Commissioner Calls for Public Hearing Related to Bank Merger
 
 State Officiials Offer Help to Distressed Homeowners
 

2010
 AARP and DOB Monitor Free Lunch Seminars
 
 Attorney General, Banking Dept. Sue Investment Firm That Earned More Than $26 Million By Fraudulently Overvaluing Assets
 
 Banking Commissioner Pitkin Announces Launch of “NMLS Consumer Access”
 
 Governor Rell: Banking Department to Work with AG on Madoff-Related Probe
 
 National White Collar Crime Center Presents Member Agency Award of Excellence To Connecticut’s Department of Banking
 
 New Anit-Fraud Program Launched In Connecticut
 
 State Banking Commissioner Pitkin Issues Temporary Order to Cease and Desist Against JHASS GROUP, L.L.C. A/K/A J.HASS GROUP, LLC
 
 State Banking Department Announces Closing of South End Mutual Benefit Association
 
 State Regulators Announce Settlement Agreement with CitiFinancial
 

2009
 Cease and Desist Order Issued Against Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.
 
 Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Banking Announce Settlement with Bank of New York Mellon
 
 Governor Rell Signs Bill Regulating Credit Card Marketing to College Students
 
 Governor Rell Signs Trio of Bills to Help Connecticut Families Struggling with Mortgages
 
 Governor Rell: Credit Union Student Loans Have Backing of Bonding Agency Under New Law
 
 Governor Rell: New Laws to Expand Mortgage Help for Connecticut Homeowners
 
 Governor Rell: Online Shoppers Must Guard Against Identity Theft
 
 Schedule of Fees Announced for Debt Negotiators
 
 Securities Forum 2009 To Be Held in New Haven
 
 State Banking Commissioner Issues Order Against Worldwide Financial Resources, Inc.
 
 Suspicious Phone Calls Have Been Reported
 

2008
 AARP and DOB Host Fraud Conference for Seniors
 
 AARP and DOB: National Consumer Protection Week
 
 Cease and Desist Order Issued Against Cornerstone Credit Corporation
 
 Department of Banking Receives National Reaccreditation
 
 Governor Rell Announces New College Student Loan Program with State Credit Unions
 
 Governor Rell Announces Plan to Protect Homeowners, Renters Amid Foreclosure Crisis
 
 Governor Rell Announces Upcoming Financial Workshops
 
 Governor Rell meets with Connecticut Banks
 
 Governor Rell Signs Landmark Subprime Mortgage Assistance Bill
 
 Governor Rell Warns Consumers of Foreclosure Rescue Scams
 
 Governor Rell's Sub-Prime Mortgage Task Force Provides Update on Activities, Industry Situation
 
 Governor Rell, Banking Commissioner Assure Investors of Securities Safeguards
 
 Governor Rell: Legislation to Target Deceptive Debt Relief
 
 Governor Rell: Programs to Help Subprime Borrowers
 
 Holiday Shoppers Beware of On-Line Scammers
 
 Hotlines to Report Investment, Insurance Fraud
 
 Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System
 
 Reorganization of Agency Legal Division
 
 Securities Forum 2008
 
 Securities Forum: Renowned Economics Author to Deliver Keynote Address
 
 State Banking Department Announces Closing of West Hartford Credit Union
 
 State Sues Countrywide for Allegedly Deceptive Loans and Loan Renegotiations, Unjustified Legal Fees
 

2007
 American Home Mortgage Issued Temporary Cease and Desist Order
 
 Banking Commissioner Enforces Illegal Lending Kickbacks
 
 Bogus Credit Offer Web Sites to be Taken Off-Line
 
 Connecticut Department of Banking Adopts Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending
 
 DOB/Consumer Protection Release -Mortgage pitfalls
 
 Governor Rell and Banking Commissioner Pitkin Announce Countrywide Home Loan Settlement
 
 Governor Rell Convenes Sub-Prime Mortgage Task Force
 
 Governor Rell Nominates Alan Cicchetti as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Banking
 
 Governor Rell Nominates Howard Pitkin as Banking Commissioner
 
 Governor Rell Receives Progress Update from Sub-Prime Mortgage Task Force
 
 Governor Rell Unveils $50 Million "CT Famlies" Refinancing Program
 
 Mortgage Foreclosure Hotline
 
 Mortgage Lenders Network Issued Order of Summary Suspension
 
 Mortgage Lenders Network Issued Temporary Order to C&D
 
 Mortgage Relief Fund Announced To Assist Subprime Borrowers
 
 New Century Mortgage Corporation Issued Cease and Desist Order
 
 Predatory Lending Scheme Uncovered by Attorney General, DOB and DCP
 
 Press Advisory - Sub-Prime Mortgage Task Force Open Meeting
 
 Royal Alliance Associates Inc. Settlement Announced
 
 Safe Investing Seminar for Seniors
 
 Securities Forum 2007
 
 State Securities Director Receives Distinguished Mangerial Award
 

2006
 Ameriquest to Pay $325 Million in Nationwide Settlement
 
 Antiques Dealer Convicted of Larceny
 
 Antiques Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Larceny, Securities Violations
 
 Florida Company Barred from Offering Business Opportunities
 
 Governor Rell Announces Commissioner Change at DOB
 
 Governor Rell Announces Upcoming IDTheft Prevention Seminars
 
 Governor Rell Welcomes RBS Greenwich Capital Expansion in Stamford
 
 Holiday Shoppers in 2006 Reminded to Protect On-line Information
 
 Injunction, $100,000 Fines Sought Against Law Firm and Owner For Unlicensed Debt Collection
 
 People's Bank Notifies Customers of Lost Tape
 
 Securities Forum 2006
 
 Settlement Announced in Home Purchase Scam
 
 Supervisory Guidance on Nontraditional Mortgage Products Issued by DOB
 
 UBS Financial Services, Inc. Settlement with Banking Department
 
 UR Home Program to Increase Homeownership in Urban Areas
 

2005
 Banking Commissioner Alerts Consumers of Fraudulent E-mails Targeting People's Bank Customers
 
 Banking Commissioner Warns Of E-mail Scam Targeting Banknorth Customers
 
 Banking Commissioner, AG and DCP Sue for Lending Scam
 
 Circle Trust Company Appoints Independent Fiduciary
 
 Circle Trust Company Placed in Regulatory Receivership
 
 Commissioner Announces Settlement with Ameriquest Mortgage Company
 
 Commissioner Burke Names "Top 10" Threats to Investors
 
 Commissioner Burke Warns CareerBuilder.com Users of E-mail Scam
 
 Connecticut Bank Uncovers Fraudulent Check Scheme
 
 Connecticut Earns NASCUS Re-accreditation
 
 Darien Man Charged with Defrauding Investors
 
 Department of Banking Sponsors Securities Forum 2005
 
 DOB and SEC Announce Enforcement Actions Against David M. Faubert
 
 Free Annual Credit Report
 
 Governor Rell Announces Securities Settlement
 
 Governor Rell Seeking Additional Safeguards Against ID Theft
 
 Holiday Season Reminder to On-line Shoppers
 
 Lottery Scam Alert Issued by Banking Commissioner
 
 MG Colorado Holdings, Inc. Selected to Aquire Certain Assets of CTC
 
 Need Action Federal Credit Union Closes Its Doors
 
 North Fork Bank to Refund, Forgive $106,000 in Illegal Mortgage Fees
 
 Savings Institute Bank & Trust Selected to Acquire Remaining Assets of CTC
 
 Securities Forum 2005
 

2004
 "Freedom Tower" Not a Legally Authorized Coin
 
 Banking Commissioner Approves New Haven Savings Bank Conversion
 
 Banking Commissioner Imposes Fine on American Express Financial Advisors
 
 Banking Commissioner in Strategic Planning Session
 
 Banking Commissioner Suspends License of CashPoint Network Services Inc.
 
 Banking Commissioner Warns About Fraudulent Holiday Season E-Mails
 
 Banking Commissioner Warns About Top 5 Investment Scams
 
 Banking Commissioner Warns Against Online Fraud
 
 Commissioner Announces Settlements with Deutsche Bank Securities and Thomas Weisel Partners
 
 Commissioner Attends Supervisors' Meeting in Washington D.C.
 
 FDIC Warns of Fraudulent EMail
 
 Free Check in the Mail May Come With Costs
 
 Manchester Man Arrested on Securities Counts
 
 New London Convenience Store Owner Ordered to Cease Issuing Money Orders
 
 Opinion Article on New Federal Rules
 
 Stamford Man Ordered to Pay Restitution for Securities Violations
 

2003
 Banking Commissioner Warns About Emails Requesting Personal Information
 
 Banking Commissioner Warns About Fraudulent Business Opportunities
 
 Fairfield County Man Sentenced to Prison
 
 Firms Fined for Failing to Maintain Analyst Independence
 

2002
 Agencies Warn of Mail Scam
 
 Civil Money Penalties to be Imposed on Bankers
 
 Regulators Warn About "Prime Bank" Investment Scams
 
 Settlement Announced with Mortgage Lender
 

2001
 Commissioner Requests That Banks Close
 
 Manchester Stockbroker Sentenced
 
 Mary Ellen O'Neill Named Bank Examination Director
 
 Private Pay Telephone Business Opportunity Investments Warning Issued
 
 Regulators Warn About Investment Scams Following Terrorist Attacks
 
 Stamford Credit Union Charter Ceremony
 
 Stamford Man Cited for Affinity Fraud
 
 State Files Suit Against Unlicensed Debt Adjusters
 
 Willimantic Stockbroker Sentenced on Fraud Charges
 

2000
 Bank Examination Official Named Manager of the Year
 
 Cease and Desist Order Issued Against Corlogic Corporation and Company President
 
 Manchester Stockbroker Charged with Securities Fraud
 
 Officials Warn About Margin Loan Risks
 
 Opinion Article on Financial Services Reform
 
 Orders Issued Against Firms Selling Unregistered Commercial Paper
 
 Securities Officials Act Against Promissory Note Fraud
 
 Securities Officials Crack Down on Companies Selling Unregistered Promissory Notes
 
 State-Federal Crackdown on Phony Business Opportunities
 

Archived Releases 1994-1999
 22nd Annual Securities Forum to Spotlight Financial Services Reform
 
 Banking and Insurance Departments Issue Joint Warning
 
 Banking Commissioner Warns Against Affinity Fraud
 
 Banks to Re-Open
 
 Burke Orders Banks to Halt Charging ATM Fee
 
 Business Opportunities Warning Issued
 
 Connecticut Acts Against Alleged Boiler Rooms Targeting Investors
 
 Connecticut Bank of Commerce Closed, FDIC Named Receiver
 
 Connecticut Banking Department Receives National Accreditation
 
 Connecticut Banking Department Takes Action Against Hampton Capital
 
 Connecticut Citizens Warned About Investment Adviser Fraud
 
 Connecticut Credit Union Division Accredited by NASCUS
 
 Connecticut Joins in Regional Review of SCOR Filings
 
 Connecticut Senior Citizens Warned About Pitfalls in Investing
 
 Consumers Cautioned about Credit Repair Scams
 
 Department Suspends Broker-Dealer and Agent Registrations
 
 DOB and DCP Advise Debt Negotiators and Real Estate Agents
 
 Fairfield County Stockbroker Sentenced in Fraud Case
 
 Former Greenwich Stockbroker Jailed in Fraud Case
 
 Governor Rell and Banking Commissioner Remind Holiday Shoppers To Be Cautious Shopping On-line
 
 Governor Rell Announces Plan to Help More Homeowners through the CT FAMLIES Program
 
 John P. Burke Takes Office As CSBS Chairman
 
 Judge Issues Ruling on ATM Surcharges
 
 March 29th Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event
 
 State Banking Commissioner Reminds On-Line Consumers to be Cautious While Shopping During The Holiday Season
 
 Statement of Banking Commissioner on ATM Surcharge Case Ruling
 
 Warning Issued About Investments In Pagers and 900 Numbers