1701 Business Oversight
1510 - INVESTMENT PROGRAM
The Investment Program protects investors in securities and franchise investment transactions and promotes capital formation in California. The program regulates the offer and sale of certain securities, franchises, and licenses and examines broker-dealers and investment advisers.
1515 - LENDER-FIDUCIARY PROGRAM
The Lender-Fiduciary Program protects consumers who borrow and enter into financial transactions with lenders and fiduciaries licensed by the Department. The program licenses and regulates businesses engaged in financial transactions such as mortgage loan originators, finance lenders, escrow agents, deferred deposit originators, bill payers, proraters, and securities depositories.
1520 - LICENSING AND SUPERVISION OF BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
The objective of this program is to promote the integrity and stability of state-licensed banks and trust companies through the regulation and supervision of these institutions. Program activities include periodic examinations to ensure that business is conducted in a safe and sound manner, and investigations of new bank and trust company applications and other required applicants. Statute requires examinations of state-licensed banks to be conducted at least once every 12 months; however, every other examination may be conducted by the appropriate federal regulator. Examinations of state-licensed trust companies must be conducted no less frequently than once every 24 months.
1525 - MONEY TRANSMITTERS
The objective of this program is to promote the integrity and stability of businesses receiving money in the United States for transmission, sale or issuance of payment instruments, and the sale or issuance of stored value. The objective is accomplished through the examination, regulation, and supervision of these institutions. Examinations can be conducted at any time to ensure the licensees are complying with the provisions of the Money Transmission Act and operating in a safe and sound manner. In order to protect the public, a thorough review of each new applicant is conducted before a license is issued.
1530 - SUPERVISION OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
This program licenses and regulates business and industrial development corporations. The program ensures that business is conducted in a financially sound manner.
1535 - SAVINGS AND LOAN
The Savings and Loan Program ensures that state-chartered savings associations comply with applicable laws and regulations.
1540 - INDUSTRIAL BANKS
The Industrial Banks Program ensures that industrial bank associations are regulated as commercial banks and comply with applicable laws and regulations.
1545 - ADMINISTRATION OF LOCAL AGENCY SECURITY
The Department monitors the amount and quality of collateral pledged to secure deposits of public funds made by approximately 1,500 local agencies. The program also administers local agency security for banks, savings and loans, credit unions, and industrial banks as well as federally-chartered financial institutions.
1550 - CREDIT UNIONS
The primary objective of this program is to promote the integrity and stability of credit unions through the regulation and supervision of these institutions, including examinations to ensure they are operating in a safe and sound manner and complying with the appropriate provisions of the Financial Code relating to their operation. Per statute, examinations are conducted no less than once every two years.
9900 - ADMINISTRATION
The Administration Program provides services essential for the administration of the Department and its programs, including executive, legal, legislative, policy, fiscal, business services, human resources, and information technology.