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The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products.  The DBO supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DBO licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders.   For a complete list of the types of financial services providers and industries regulated by the DBO, go to http://www.dbo.ca.gov/Licensees/default.asp.

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For Licensees

visit the DOCQNET Sel-Service Portal Self-Help Portal – The DBO’s DOCQNET Self-Help Portal allows licensees to submit online applications, exemption notices, annual report information and more. For details, visit DBO’s self-help portal.


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Vist the website for the Governor of the State of California, Edmund G. Brown
Vist the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Secretary Website
Visit the California Commissioner of Business Oversights Page

 

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Consumer Alert

False Solicitation about Leland Energy Settlement (02/18/2015) – Investors in Leland Energy are being solicited by a purported New York State-licensed attorney claiming to have been hired by the State of California to contact them regarding $6.5 million in funds the purported lawyer claims to hold from the DBO’s 2012 settlement with Leland. For a fee, this person claims he will release those funds to the investor/victims. The DBO has hired no such person. Get more details here.


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