About the Bureau of Financial Institutions

The Bureau of Financial Institutions supervises all state-chartered financial institutions including banks, credit unions, and nondepository trust companies. The Bureau maintains and promotes safe and sound financial practices; strength, stability and efficiency of financial institutions; security of deposit and share funds; reasonable and orderly competition; and development and expansion of financial services advantageous to the public welfare.

Superintendent: Lloyd P. LaFountain III

What we do

  • Conduct examinations of state-chartered banks, credit unions, and nondepository trust companies.
  • Act on applications regarding most corporate activity, including the formation of new financial institutions, ownership changes, and mergers.
  • Investigate complaints.
  • Educate consumers about their rights and responsibilities under our laws.

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