DOB: News Bulletin 2278 - October 19. 2007

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2278
Week Ending October 19, 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
       * Farmington, CT  06032
filed to
Connecticut Bank and Trust
  Company, Hartford
396A Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT  06067
*Previously listed as West Hartford

Check Cashing Service License Activity
Date Check Casher Location Activity
Palacio Musical Agency, LLC
53 Liberty Street
Danbury, CT  06810
10/16/2007 Goldrish Pawn & Check Cashing
1812 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06610
Former Broker-dealer Agent Fined $1,000 for Unregistered Agent Activity
On October 17, 2007, the Banking Commissioner entered a Consent Order with respect to Brian M. Thornton, a former registered broker-dealer agent of Great Eastern Securities, Inc. (CRD number 2061).  The Consent Order alleged that from April 27, 2006 through May 3, 2006, Brian Thornton violated Section 36b-6(a) of the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act by transacting business as an agent of Great Eastern Securities, Inc. while not registered as an agent of the firm in Connecticut.  Brian Thornton had represented to the Securities and Business Investments Division that he had requested to be registered in Connecticut and was informed by the firmís compliance department that he was so registered.  The Consent Order directed Brian M. Thornton to cease and desist from regulatory violations and fined him $1,000.
       Dated:  Tuesday, October 23, 2007
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner