Department of Banking
The Department of Banking is the primary state regulator for state chartered banks and credit unions, securities, and consumer credit. Its mission is to protect users of financial services from unlawful or improper practices by ensuring that regulated entities and individuals adhere to state banking and securities laws. We accomplish this through regular, thorough, and cost-effective examinations of the entities we supervise. The Department also engages the public and other stakeholders through a variety of media platforms, educational outreach initiatives, and press communications.