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.

For Consumers

For Licensees

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 and more.

 

Financial Statistics and Industry Data

 

Highlighted Resources

Connect With Us!


Consumer Alerts

Steve McFarlane dba Courageous Investment Solutions LLC and/or ADVANCE AMERICA, CASH ADVANCE CENTERS OF CALIFORNIA, LLC - ADVANCE FEE SCAM (08/12/2016)

The DBO has received reports of what appears to be an advanced fee loan scam wherein a consumer receives correspondence from “Steve A. McFarlane” with a Missouri address, doing business as “Courageous Investment Solutions LLC” or “Advance America” and/or “Cash Advance Centers of California LLC.” Read more at the Consumer Alerts page

Scam falsely claims association with Western Union, United Nations (07/20/2016)

The DBO has received reports of a scam fraudulently using Western Union’s name. Several consumers reported receiving emails purporting to be from Western Union claiming the recipient has been approved to receive a cash award from a United Nations (UN) “poverty alleviation program” or as part of the UN’s 161st anniversary. Read more at the Consumer Alerts page.

Press Releases DBO RSS Feed


More Press Releases »

Contact DBO

  • Toll-Free 1-866-275-2677 (English) or 916-327-7585
  • Please visit our Contact Us page

Where Do I Find?...