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COVID-19 LATEST: CT hospitalizations drop for first time; Deaths near 1,100

The state saw the number of COVID-19-postive cases in its hospitals decline for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 LATEST: Stamford Hospital building to be used as care site;...

Approximately 1,033 patients have been hospitalized, and statewide fatalities now stand at 165, with Fairfield County accounting for 86 of those deaths.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Banks join to offer customers relief; PPE cupboard ’empty’;...

Gov. Ned Lamont announced an agreement with some 65 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Banks’ message to small businesses, individuals: ‘We’re there for you’

“We’re constantly discussing options for our customers in the face of hardship,” says Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus Jr. “We will do what we can as an organization to help them – the bank is not going to abandon them.”

Two CT legislators express concern over People’s United’s acquisition of United...

The lawmakers said they are worried it will have adverse economic impacts in eastern Hartford County due to the high saturation of the two banks in the area.

Union Savings Bank seeks approval to reorganize as mutual holding company

The Danbury-based bank will continue to operate as usual with its customers regardless of whether the Connecticut Department of Banking approves the move.

CT Department of Banking recovered nearly $4M in 2016

Largest single case, against National Credit Adjustors, recovered $1.3 million.

Money transfer service faces revocation of license by Connecticut Department of...

Century Union is licensed to engage in money transmission from Bull Boi Meat Supermarket in Bridgeport and Bem Brasil Market in Danbury.

New York proposes bitcoin regulations

New regulations would attempt to protect consumers and curb money laundering, and require businesses that broker virtual currency transactions to be licensed.

Cyberattacks pose threat to Westchester, Connecticut banks

Banks in New York and Connecticut have been advised by regulatory agencies and law enforcement to beware of threats to their data and computer systems.

State settles for $350K on ‘exorbitant’ loans

The Department of Banking determined that CashCall Inc. offered unsecured short-term loans with annual interest rates ranging from 89 percent to 355 percent.

In brief

News and notes from around Fairfield County and Connecticut.