DOB: News Bulletin 1774 - February 20, 1998

The Department of Banking News Bulletin

Bulletin # 1774
Week Ending February 20, 1998

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 John P. Burke, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail to Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.

Branch Activity

Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires that each application for a branch, or for a limited branch at which money will be lent, be accompanied by a plan detailing how adequate services to meet the banking needs of all community residents will be provided. Plans are submitted when such applications are filed and are available for public inspection and comment at this Department for a period of 30 days. Questions concerning branch activity should be directed to the Bank Examination Division, (860) 240-8180 . Note: dates are listed in month/day/year format.

Date Bank Location Activity
2/20/98 Southington Savings Bank
Southington, CT
950 North Colony Road
Wallingford Plaza
Wallingford, CT 06492
3/2/98 American Savings Bank
New Britain, CT
965 Farmington Avenue
Heritage Plaza
Berlin, CT 06037
5/15/98 Chase Manhattan Bank
New York, NY
24 Arcadia Road
Old Greenwich, CT 06870


On February 19, 1998, pursuant to Section 36a-184 of the Connecticut General Statutes, an acquisition statement was filed by David B. Payne to increase his beneficial ownership from 23.6% to 27.1% of the common stock of Trust Company of Connecticut, a Connecticut bank organized to function solely in a fiduciary capacity.

On February 19, 1998, pursuant to Section 36a-125 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approval was granted for the merger of The Norwich Savings Society with and into People’s Bank, the resulting bank to operate as a capital stock savings bank under the name "People’s Bank". The Commissioner also issued a notice of intent not to disapprove the acquisition by People’s Bank, and indirectly by People’s Mutual Holdings, of 100% of the beneficial ownership of the issued and outstanding common stock of Norwich Financial Corp. and The Norwich Savings Society, through the merger of Norwich Financial Corp. with and into People’s Bank.


On February 17, 1998, an application was filed by Norwest Corporation, a Minnesota corporation, to establish an office of its subsidiary, Norwest Mortgage, Inc., a California corporation, at 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Dated: Tuesday, February 24, 1998

John P. Burke
Banking Commissioner