DOB: Bulletin 2580 - August 2, 2013

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2580
Week Ending August 2, 2013

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
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
7/31/13
The Bank of New Canaan
New Canaan
370 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Filed
 
 
 
 
 
Merger
 
On August 2, 2013, The Bank of New Canaan, a Connecticut-chartered bank and trust company and wholly-owned subsidiary of BNC Financial Group, Inc., a Connecticut corporation, and The Wilton Bank, a Connecticut-chartered bank and trust company, filed an application pursuant to Section 36a-125 of the Connecticut General Statutes for the merger of The Wilton Bank, with its main office located at 47 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, Connecticut, with and into The Bank of New Canaan, with its main office located at 208 Elm Street, New Canaan, Connecticut.  Previously, on July 23, 2013, the Commissioner approved the merger of The Bank of Fairfield with and into The Bank of New Canaan, the resulting bank to operate under the name “Bankwell Bank,” which merger is expected to occur prior to the effective date of the merger of The Wilton Bank with and into The Bank of New Canaan.  Accordingly, the name of the bank surviving the merger of The Wilton Bank with and into The Bank of New Canaan will be “Bankwell Bank”.
 
 
 
CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION ACTIVITY
Check Cashing Service License Activity
 
 
Date Check Casher Location Activity
8/1/13
Diego T. Jaramillo
dba Enfield Servicios
Internacionales
693 Maple Avenu
Hartford, CT 06114
Approved
 
 
 
 
 

 Notice of Intent to Issue Order to
Cease and Desist and Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty
 
On July 2, 2013, 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:  Summit Funding, Inc d/b/a Summit Funding Inc. Your Mortgage Professionals (NMLS # 84943) (“Respondent”), Flushing, New York.  The Notice was the result of an investigation by the Consumer Credit Division.  The Notice alleges that Respondent failed to file certain annual information required on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, in violation of Section 36a-534b(c)(3) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  Respondent was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing on the allegation set forth in the Notice.
 
 
SECURITIES AND BUSINESS INVESTMENTS DIVISION
Ronald Marvin (CRD # 722277), RMV Holding Company, LLC and RMV Investments, LLC Fined $230,000 In the Aggregate Following Hearing; Order to Cease and Desist Made Permanent

On July 29, 2013, following an administrative hearing, the Banking Commissioner entered Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and an Order (Docket No. CF-12-7791-S) against RMV Holding Company, LLC and RMV Investments, LLC, both of Norwalk, Connecticut, and Ronald Marvin, principal of the firms.  Respondent RMV Holding Company, LLC was the general partner of RMV Partners, L.P., a hedge fund started by Respondent Marvin.  The action had been preceded by a May 9, 2012 Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Fine and Notice of Right to Hearing (Docket No. CF-12-7791-S) against the respondents.
 
The hearing decision found that (1) Ronald Marvin violated Section 36b-6(c)(2) of the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act by transacting business as an unregistered investment adviser agent; (2) RMV Holding Company, LLC violated Section 36b-6(c)(1) of the Act by transacting business as an unregistered investment adviser; (3) in connection with their advisory activities, Ronald Marvin and RMV Holding Company, LLC engaged in dishonest or unethical practices within the meaning of Section 36b-5(f) of the Act, and RMV Investments, LLC materially assisted in that violation; 4) Ronald Marvin engaged in dishonest or unethical practices while registered as a broker-dealer agent under the Act; and 5) Ronald Marvin failed to make certain conflict of interest disclosures in contravention of Section 36b-31-15d(a)(2) of the Regulations under the Act.
 
The July 29, 2013 Order rendered permanent the cease and desist order issued against each respondent.  In addition, the Order imposed fines of $200,000 against Ronald Marvin, $20,000 against RMV Holding Company, LLC and $10,000 against RMV Investments, LLC for their respective violations of Connecticut’s securities laws.

 
 
 
       Dated:  Tuesday, August 6, 2013
 
 
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner