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-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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California Financial Literacy Month

California Financial Literacy Month (CAFLM) is April 2017. Each year CAFLM highlights the importance of financial literacy and encourages all Californians to increase their understanding of saving, investing and credit choices. You can learn more about Financial Literacy Month, and find educational materials, at the DBO CAFLM page. More consumer protection information is also available at the DBO Consumers page.

Unlicensed Lender Warning: ‘MOCO’ or ‘MOCO Credit of California’ (2/15/2017)

The DBO has been notified of an entity calling itself “MOCO” or “MOCO Credit of California” or “MOCO (dba Lending Street of California)” falsely claiming to hold a lender’s license with DBO.  Read more at the Consumer Alerts page.

Craigslist Scammers Falsely Claim to be DBO Escrow Licensee (1/13/2017)

The DBO has been notified of a company or individuals falsely claiming to be DBO escrow company licensee Oakwood Escrow Inc. in fraudulent Craigslist ads offering rental properties. Read more at the Consumer Alerts page.


 

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