California Department of Business Oversight

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Department of Business Oversight
California Department of Business Oversight.png
Department overview
FormedJuly 1, 2013 (2013-07-01)
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionCalifornia
HeadquartersSacramento, California
Department executive
  • Manuel P. Alvarez, Commissioner
Parent departmentBusiness, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Websitewww.dbo.ca.gov

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.[1]

Organization[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". California Department of Business Oversight. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Division of Corporations". California Department of Business Oversight. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Division of Financial Institutions". California Department of Business Oversight. Retrieved March 15, 2014.

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