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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Consumer Alerts

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.

Small Business Month – May

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring May 2016 as “Small Business Month” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation. For more information and resources, visit the DBO’s financial education website and the SBA’s Small Business Week website.

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