Important Notices


    Application Process Reminder

    Applicants are reminded that applications should be send to DFI’s Strategic Support Unit in the San Francisco office, regardless of the financial institution’s location. This will ensure that they are processed in an efficient and timely manner. Applications that are to be filed in this manner include:

    • New institution (bank, money transmitter)
    • Merger
    • Conversion to state charter
    • Acquisition or sale of business unit
    • Acquisition of control
    • Sale of securities

    The Strategic Support Unit also receives notices regarding the establishment, relocation and discontinuance of bank branch and facility offices. Send applications and notices to:

    Department of Financial Institutions
    Strategic Support Unit
    45 Fremont Street,>Suite 1700
    San Francisco, CA 94105-2219

    For questions about the application process, contact the following Strategic Support team members:

    Patrick C. Carroll
    Strategic Support Manager
    Phone: (415) 263-8559/
    Fax: (415) 288-8830
    Email: pcarroll@dfi.ca.gov

    Annie Constantin Strategic Support Analyst
    Phone: (415) 263-8552
    Fax: (415) 288-8830
    Email: rconstantino@dfi.ca.gov

    Questions may also be directed to the unit’s general delivery mailbox at Licensing@dfi.ca.gov