DFPI Consumer Resources
- What does the DFPI license and regulate?
- DFPI Education and Outreach
- Download our DFPI Brochure (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Glossary of Financial Terms / Glosario de términos financieros
- DFPI Survey Procedures
- Open Government (California Public Records Act)
- Our Partnerships
Licensee and Registration Check:
- Check Payday Lenders (also known as Deferred deposit originators)
- Check sellers, bill payers and proraters
- Escrow agents
- Escrow Agents: Employee Disciplinary Actions
- Finance lenders and brokers
- Franchise Filings
- Investment advisers
- Mortgage bankers and servicers
- Non-Profit Community Service Organization list
- Securities Filings
Key Consumer Links
Response.ca.gov combines emergency response and recovery information into a single place for easy access for users. It is a one-stop portal that includes information on local and state resources, health services, shelters & housing, preparedness, and more.
Provides California seniors with information and resources to make informed financial decisions as well as how to avoid fraud and scams.
Online financial education tool. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future!
The Department of Real Estate (CalDRE) licenses and regulates the real estate industry and some mortgage loan originators.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulates the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the federal consumer financial laws and educates and empowers consumers to make better informed financial decisions.
System of record for non-depository, financial services licensing or registration.
Consumer education about homeownership, mortgage fraud and foreclosure prevention.
The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State.
This guidebook and other useful information for landlords and tenants can be found at the DRE-created website HousingisKey.com.
A free service for consumers to confirm that the financial-services company or professional with whom they wish to conduct business is authorized to conduct business in their state.
Information for military community to help them make smart financial decisions, avoid predatory lending and protect themselves from financial fraud and scams.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created to serve as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz partnered with the State’s Information Technology Leadership Academy 22 to create the California Business Portal.
Provides financing and programs that create safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income Californians.
A REAL ID is a driver license or identification card that is also a federally accepted form of identification. It can be used to board a domestic flight within the U.S. and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other secure federal locations.
Approved by Kue Lee 3/2020