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


visit the DOCQNET Sel-Service PortalSelf-Service Portal – The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Self-Service Portal offers convenient online services to consumers and businesses seeking licensing information from DBO. The Portal allows licensees to submit exemption notices and annual report information. Portal users can also search for licensees, applicants, notice filers, securities and franchise filings and more.


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NMLS Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) - System of record for non-depository, financial services licensing or registration.


NMLS Consumer AccessNMLS Consumer Access – A free service for consumers to confirm that the financial-services company or professional with whom they wish to conduct business is authorized to conduct business in their state

Mortgage Education and Outreach Mortgage Education and Outreach – Consumer education about homeownership, mortgage fraud and foreclosure prevention

Seniors Against Investment Fraud Seniors Against Investment Fraud – Provides California seniors with information and resources to make informed financial decisions as well as how to avoid fraud and scams


Protect Yourself From Fraud For Servicemembers and Veterans

Protect Yourself From Fraud For Servicemembers and Veterans – Information for military community to help them make smart financial decisions, avoid predatory lending and protect themselves from financial fraud and scams


DBO Online Financial Education DBO Online Financial Education – Online financial education tool. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future!


California Financial Literacy MonthCalifornia Financial Literacy Month – Provides information, news and resources to help Californians make informed financial decisions and achieve their financial goals


CA Senior GatewayCA Senior Gateway – One-stop website intended to provide seniors, their families, and caregivers with the information they need to connect to helpful services and resources, to find answers, and solve problems

Keep Your Home CaliforniaKeep Your Home California – Programs to help California homeowners retain their homes if they have suffered a financial hardship


CalHFACalHFA – Provides financing and programs that create safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income Californians



CalBRE – The Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) licenses and regulates the real estate industry and some mortgage loan originators


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Unclaimed Property Search  - California State Controller's Office operates the State's Unclaimed Property program.


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Consumer Alerts

National Veterans and Military Family Month

November is “National Veterans and Military Family Month.” Since 1993, the month of November has been an opportunity to honor the commitment, sacrifice, dedication and service of military members and their families who give so much to the service of our nation. For the Presidential Proclamation, visit For resources on education, employment, housing, legal and financial support, visit the U.S. Department of Defense Family Support webpage For information for the military community to help them make smart financial decisions, avoid predatory lending and protect themselves from financial fraud and scams, visit

SAFE-BIDCO contact and claims information (10/25/17)

On September 18, 2017, the Commissioner of Business Oversight took possession of the property and business of the State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Development Corporation, or SAFE-BIDCO, pursuant to Financial Code section 592. On the same day, the Commissioner appointed Robb Evans as a special deputy commissioner for the purpose of liquidating SAFE-BIDCO’s assets, discharging its liabilities, and winding down its operations.  If you have an ongoing relationship with SAFE-BIDCO (e.g., as a borrower, lender, or recipient of loan servicing or underwriting services), and you need to contact the special deputy commissioner, please visit the Web site of Robb Evans & Associates at If you have claims against the property or business of SAFE-BIDCO, please view legal documents concerning your rights and remedies located at

Entity fraudulently purporting to be "Pacific Premium Finance, Inc." a licensed Premium Finance Company (10/12/17)

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has been notified of an entity purporting to be a licensed Premium Finance Company using the DBO licensee's name "Pacific Premium Finance, Inc." (or "PP Finance Inc."). The fraudulent loan documents show the DBO licensee's name, address and iconography, but have the unlicensed phone number 213-908-2673, fax number 213-908-2153 and the email address "". The DBO urges consumers to exercise extreme caution before responding to any solicitation promoting loans or other offers. To check whether a financial service provider is licensed in California, or to file a complaint, consumers should go to the DBO website or call 1-866-275-2677. If you need to contact the DBO licensee, Pacific Premium Finance, Inc. please call Director of Operations, Carol Manson at (314) 682-0017. Read more at the Consumer Alerts page.

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