DOB: News Bulletin 2423 - July 30, 2010

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2423
Week Ending July 30, 2010

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.

Branch Activity
Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires certain applications 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 Bank
1191 Farmington Avenue
Berlin, CT  06037
notice of intent
not to disapprove
Liberty Bank
48 East Street
Plainville, CT  06062
notice of intent
not to disapprove
Check Cashing Service License Activity
Date Check Casher Location Activity
Winsted Convenience Center, LLC
12 Elm Street
Winsted, CT  06098

Order to Cease and Desist and Order Imposing Civil Penalty
On July 16, 2010, the Commissioner issued an Order to Cease and Desist and Order Imposing Civil Penalty (“Order”) In the Matter of:  Universal Modification Service (“Respondent”).  The basis of the Order was that Respondent offered to engage in debt negotiation in this state without obtaining the required license in violation of Section 36a-671(b) of the 2010 Supplement to the General Statutes.  Respondent was ordered to cease and desist from violating Section 36a-671(b) of the 2010 Supplement to the General Statutes, and to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $10,000.  A copy of the Order can be obtained from the Department’s website.

       Dated:  Tuesday, August 3, 2010
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner