DOB: News Bulletin 2041 - April 4, 2003

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2041
Week Ending April 4, 2003

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, Commissioner of Banking, 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.

State Bank Activity

Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires that each application for a branch, or for a limited branch at which loans will be made, 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
04/02/2003 Dime Savings Bank
of Norwich
FROM: 131 & 135 Franklin St.
          Westerly, RI  02891
TO:     56 Wells Street
          Westerly, RI 02891
04/04/2003 Farmington Savings Bank
One Center Street
Southington, CT  06489


On March 7, 2003, pursuant to Sections 36a-412(a)(2) and 36a-145(b)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, Commerce Bank/Pennsylvania, N.A., with its main office located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, filed an application to establish a de novo branch at 831 & 833 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut. In connection with the application, a community reinvestment plan was filed, and is available for public inspection and comment at the Department of Banking for a period of 30 days.


On April 4, 2003, pursuant to Section 36a-82 of the Connecticut General Statutes, First International Bank, Hartford, received approval to change its name to UPS Capital Business Credit.


On March 31, 2003, pursuant to Section 36a-581 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Connecticut State Check Cashing Service, Inc. filed an application to operate a check cashing service general facility at 208 East Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut.

Dated: Tuesday, April 8, 2003

John P. Burke