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-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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California Financial Literacy Month

California Financial Literacy Month: April 2016

April is California Financial Literacy Month. Public agencies and private organizations across the state will reach out to communities and give consumers of all ages tools to build better lives and stronger financial futures.

Visit the CAFLM website for more information.

Consumer Alert

Fraudulent Company Using Identity of DBO Payday Lender Licensee (04/25/2016)

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has been notified an entity calling itself “Check City” is using, without authorization, the name and doctored license of “Check City, a dba of CCO California Inc.” Read more at the Consumer Alerts page.

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