Dan Haar: Foot-dragging and stonewalling by CT banking regulators A really odd change occurred on Oct. 23 in a hot, crowded hearing space in Hartford, where in actuality the fate of first Alliance Lending LLC, a once-large Connecticut home loan loan provider, hung in the total amount. Stacey Serrano, an attorney for their state Department of Banking, had presented document after document, email after e-mail, to her witness, Dan Landini, an examiner for the department that is same.