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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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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National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week is March 6-12. In recognition, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued a proclamation that stresses the importance of giving consumers the knowledge and skills they need to make safe and successful financial choices. Learn more about National Consumer Protection Week and find educational materials.

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