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Know your rights.
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DFPI is committed to helping you stay
informed and make smart financial choices.

Protect your money.
Know your rights.
Do your own research.

DFPI is committed to helping you stay informed and make smart financial choices.
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Website and are Fraudulently Posing as a California-licensed Investment Adviser

The DFPI has received information that the website is fraudulently marketing itself as a licensed investment adviser.

DFPI Revokes Finance Lending License of Synapse Credit LLC

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced an order revoking the California Financing Law license of Synapse Credit LLC (Synapse Credit).

Patelco Credit Union Cyberattack

DFPI has been made aware that Patelco Credit Union was subjected to a ransomware attack on June 29. Patelco branch offices and its call center are open to provide member services.

Silvergate to Pay $63 Million in Combined Penalties Following Coordinated Investigations by DFPI, Federal Partners

The DFPI announced today it has entered into a consent order as part of a combined $63 million penalty against La Jolla-based Silvergate Bank and its holding company.

June Consumer Connection

  • 6 steps to investing wisely
  • Breaking barriers, building wealth: navigating economic mobility
  • Advancing equality for the LGBTQ+ community

6 steps to investing wisely

Long-term investing is one of the best ways to build wealth. To achieve goals such as saving enough for retirement, you must invest wisely. Follow these six steps to begin.

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Consumer Insights

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6 steps to investing wisely

Long-term investing is a preferred option for building wealth, especially when you have time on your side. For example, with a 10 percent return on investment, you can turn $100,000 to $1.6 million in 28 years. Long-term investing, although not risk free,...

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Upcoming DFPI Events

Veterans Resource Fair

July 13, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Please share and join the Veterans Resource Fair. Free lunch and services are available for veterans and their families. Get information, resources, and access to health benefits, VA disability, financial assistance, social services, home buying, and much more!

Senior Scam Stopper w/Asm. Brian Maienschein (AD76)

July 17, 2024 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
California Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (AD76) invites you to attend a Senior Scam Stopper presentation to learn how to protect yourself from fraud, scams, identity theft, insurance, and more.

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Last updated: Jul 5, 2024 @ 5:05 pm