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DFPI is dedicated to protecting, educating and empowering California consumers. This is your gateway to important consumer information and financial education resources.

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DFPI Statement: Comprehensive Review of Oversight and Regulation of Silicon Valley Bank

The DFPI is conducting a comprehensive review of the department’s oversight and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank and will issue a report by early May 2023.

DFPI Statement: First Republic Bank

The deposits made today into California-chartered First Republic Bank by 11 large banks underscores the importance of regional banks in our banking system. Regional banks provide vital banking services relied upon by communities across California.

California Financial Regulator Takes Possession of Silicon Valley Bank

The DFPI announced today that it has taken possession of Silicon Valley Bank, citing inadequate liquidity and insolvency, and has appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver of Silicon Valley Bank.

DFPI Statement: Silvergate Bank to Begin Voluntary Liquidation

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation announced today that its licensee, Silvergate Bank, has voluntarily begun the process of liquidation.

DFPI Continues Crackdown on Student Loan Debt Relief Companies

The DFPI announced today that it entered into a Consent Order with an unlicensed Orange County student debt relief company, EDU Doc Support, LLC (EDU) and its owner, Hau H. Nguyen (Nguyen).

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Upcoming DFPI Events

Sacramento State University Career Fair

April 4, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Open to all majors, this event is an opportunity for students and alumni to meet with employers to learn about full-time jobs, part-time jobs and internship opportunities.

Senior Scam Stopper – Camarillo Public Library

April 6, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Join Assemblymember Steve Bennett and the CSLB, DFPI, and the DOI, to learn how to protect yourself from fraud relating to construction, telephone, insurance, and other topics.

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Last updated: Feb 28, 2023 @ 12:17 pm