California Department of Business Oversight
|Formed||July 1, 2013|
|Parent department||Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency|
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) is a department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) that regulates a variety of financial services, products and professionals.
The Division of Corporations (DOC), formerly the Department of Corporations, provides consumer protections, licenses and regulates securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers and financial planners, consumer and commercial lenders including mortgage lenders, deferred deposit or payday lenders, escrow companies, and certain other fiduciaries, and regulates the offer and sales of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities.
The Division of Financial Institutions (DFI), formerly the Department of Financial Institutions, oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, industrial banks, savings associations, trust companies, foreign banking organizations, business and industrial development corporations, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies.
- Official website
- Commissioner of Financial Institutions in the California Code of Regulations
- Savings and Loan Commissioner in the California Code of Regulations
- Commissioner of Business Oversight, Division of Corporations in the California Code of Regulations