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

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visit the DOCQNET Sel-Service Portal Self-Service Portal – The DBO’s DOCQNET Self-Service Portal allows licensees to submit online applications, exemption notices, annual report information, search for financial service providers, and more.


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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016! Here are 12 things anyone can do to prevent elder abuse! Let's make the world a better place together! Learn more about preventing senior investor fraud and other types of fraud and scams.

Fraudulent Company ‘Michael Investment LLC’ Not Licensed by DBO (05/24/2016)

The DBO has been notified that an entity calling itself “Michael Investment LLC” is offering loans to consumers, falsely claiming it holds a lender’s license with DBO. Read more at the Consumer Alerts page.

“Know Your Lender” Consumer Advisory

DBO has issued an Advisory urging consumers to find out if lenders are licensed BEFORE taking out any type of loan.  To view this and other Advisories, visit the DBO Consumer Advisory page

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