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Our Offices will be closed on: Wednesday, December 24th, and Thursday, December 25th, 2014

The Department of Financial Institutions will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th, and Thursday, December 25th, 2014.

Although the Agency will be closed to the public, Internet Web Services will still be available for individuals who are accessing or filing documents over the Internet. For additional information regarding documents that can be filed or processed over the Internet for a specific program, please visit that program’s information on our web site. There will be no mail delivery to the Department on holidays or weekends. There also will be no staff to accept courier deliveries.

To see future days that the Agency will be closed, click 2014 Closure Dates. (PDF: 69 KB / 1 page)


The Division of Banking regulates and supervises state-chartered banks, savings institutions, consumer financial service industries, professional employer organizations, charitable organizations, and professional fund-raisers under statutory Chapters 202, 214, 215 and 220 through 224. In addition to chartering and regularly examining state banks and savings institutions, the division licenses loan companies, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, loan originators, collection agencies, community currency exchanges, sales finance companies, adjustment service companies, sellers of checks, insurance premium finance companies, and payday lenders. It also regulates motor vehicle dealers and recreational vehicle dealers that originate retail installment sales contracts and consumer leases. The division investigates applications for expanded banking powers, new financial products, and interstate bank acquisitions and mergers. With Banking Review Board approval, the administrator may establish uniform rules for savings programs and fiduciary operations.

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To reach us by telephone, call (608) 261-7578.