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 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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 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

 "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

 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

 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

 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

 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