DOB: Bulletin 2549 - December 28, 2012

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2549
Week Ending December 28, 2012

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.



 
CREDIT UNION ACTIVITY
Merger
 
On December 28, 2012, pursuant to Section 36a-468a of the Connecticut General Statutes, The Greater Norwalk Area Credit Union, Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut, a Connecticut credit union and NEA Federal Credit Union, Bardonia, New York, a federally-chartered credit union, were granted approval for the merger of The Greater Norwalk Area Credit Union, Inc., with and into NEA Federal Credit Union.
 
CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION ACTIVITY
Notice of Automatic Suspension, Temporary Order to Cease and Desist,
Notice of Intent to Revoke Consumer Collection Agency License, and
Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist
 
On November 19, 2012, the Commissioner issued a Notice of Automatic Suspension, Temporary Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Revoke Consumer Collection Agency License, Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist and Notice of Right to Hearing (“Notice”) in the Matter of:  Thomas Landis d/b/a Law Office of Thomas Landis (“Respondent”), Trevose, Pennsylvania.  The Notice was the result of an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  The Notice alleges that Respondent failed to maintain a surety bond during the entire period of its consumer collection agency license, in violation of Section 36a-802(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  The Commissioner also found that public welfare required the issuance of a Temporary Order to Cease and Desist.  Respondent was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing with regard to the allegation set forth in the Notice.
 
On November 30, 2012, the Commissioner issued a Notice of Automatic Suspension, Temporary Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Revoke Consumer Collection Agency License, Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist and Notice of Right to Hearing (“Notice”) in the Matter of:  Miracle Financial, Inc. (“Respondent”), Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The Notice alleges that Respondent failed to maintain a surety bond during the entire period of its consumer collection agency license, in violation of Section 36a-802(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  The Commissioner also found that public welfare required the issuance of a Temporary Order to Cease and Desist.  Respondent was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing with regard to the allegation set forth in the Notice.
 
Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist
and Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty
 
On November 20, 2012, the Commissioner issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty and Notice of Right to Hearing (“Notice”) in the Matter of:  1st New England Mortgage Corporation d/b/a FNE Mortgage (NMLS # 2662) (“Respondent”), Newton, Massachusetts.  The Notice was the result of an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  The Notice alleges that Respondent failed to timely file certain annual information required on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, in violation of Section 36a-534b(c)(3) of the 2012 Supplement to the General Statutes and Section 36a-534b(c)(3) of the 2012 Supplement to the General Statutes, as amended by Public Act 12-96.  Respondent was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing with regard to the allegations set forth in the Notice.
 
On November 23, 2012, the Commissioner issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty and Notice of Right to Hearing (“Notice”) in the Matter of:  ISB Mortgage Co., L.L.C. d/b/a Investors Home Mortgage (NMLS # 60061) (“Respondent”), Millburn, New Jersey.  The Notice was the result of an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  The Notice alleges that Respondent failed to file certain quarterly information required on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, in violation of Section 36a-534b(c)(3) of the 2012 Supplement to the General Statutes and Section 36a-534b(c)(3) of the 2012 Supplement to the General Statutes, as amended by Public Act 12-96.  Respondent was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing on the allegations set forth in the Notice.
 
 
       Dated:  Wednesday, January 2, 2013
 
 
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner