DOB: News Bulletin 2277 - October 12, 2007

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2277
Week Ending October 12, 2007

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 Howard F. Pitkin, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail. 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, as amended by Public Act 07-14, 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 Financial Institutions Division, (860) 240-8180.


Date Bank Location Activity
Farmington Savings
  Bank, Farmington
FROM: Westfarms Mall
          Store 227, UL, Bldg F
          West Hartford, CT  06107
TO:     Westfarms Mall
          Store 103, LL, Bldg B
          West Hartford, CT  06107
filed to
Thomaston Savings
  Bank, Thomaston
FROM: 1625 Straits Turnpike
          Middlebury, CT  06762
TO:     1655 Straits Turnpike
          Middlebury, CT  06762 
change of
address by

On October 11, 2007, pursuant to Section 36a-70 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a temporary certificate of authority was issued to the organizers of The Bank of Fairfield, Fairfield, for the establishment of a Connecticut bank and trust company.
Branch Activity
Date Credit Union Location Activity
Connex Credit Union, Inc.
North Haven
970 North Colony Road
Wallingford, CT  06492
Field of Membership
On October 10, 2007, pursuant to Section 36a-437a(h) and Section 36a-438a(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes, Achieve Financial Credit Union, Inc., Berlin, Connecticut, filed an application to expand its field of membership in the State of Connecticut to include employees of the City of New Britain, the New Britain Housing Authority.
The Securities and Business Investments Division, in conjunction with the Securities Advisory Council to the Department, is sponsoring its nineteenth annual Securities Forum conference on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, Connecticut.  A timely and outstanding agenda of panel presentations, featuring expert speakers, will help financial industry professionals keep abreast of current and evolving regulatory developments.  This yearís keynote speaker is Karl J. Krapek, former President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies Corporation.  The conference includes a luncheon and course materials.  For further program and registration information, visit the Department's Web site or call the agency at (860) 240-8176.  By popular request, we are accepting last minute registrations, but ask that you try to get your registration in by October 18, 2007.
       Dated:  Tuesday, October 16, 2007
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner