The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) provides protection to consumers and services to businesses engaged in financial transactions. The Department regulates a variety of financial services, products and professionals. The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies. Additionally, the Department licenses and regulates a variety of financial businesses, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, deferred deposit (commonly known as payday loans) and certain fiduciaries and lenders. The Department regulates the offer and sale of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities. For the complete list, see the Department’s Licensees page.
- DBO History
- DBO Licensees
- DBO Mission
- DBO Organization
- Division of Corporations
- Division of Financial Institutions
- Key DBO Contacts
- Job Opportunities
- Laws Administered by the Department
- Small Business/Disabled Veterans Business Opportunities
- DBO Strategic Plan 2016-2019 Summary
Feedback on the Department of Business Oversight
Please let us know how we’re doing! To comment or complain about the performance of the DBO, please use the DBO Feedback Form (PDF).
Key Consumer Links
Consumer Call Center
Call the DBO’s Consumer Call Center if you need information about financial service providers licensed by the DBO, or for help filing a complaint. Call 916-327-7585 or toll-free at 1-866-275-2677.