Most Requested Pages:
- Consumer Financial Education and Resources
- DFPI Education and Outreach
- Download our DFPI Brochure
- DFPI Survey Procedures
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Glossary of Financial Terms / Glosario de términos financieros
- Laws and Regulations
- Open Government (California Public Records Act)
- Our Partnerships
- What does the DFPI license and regulate?
Disaster Relief Resources
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
- Mortgage loan originators
In order to verify if an individual has been issued an MLO License by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, please continue your search at NMLS Consumer Access – a fully searchable stand-alone website that allows the public to view information concerning state-licensed mortgage companies, branches and individuals currently licensed through Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS)
- Non-Profit Community Service Organization list
- Securities Filings
Key Consumer Links
News & Info Links
California Tenants – A Guide To Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities
This guidebook and other useful information for landlords and tenants can be found at the DRE-created website HousingisKey.com.
Seniors Against Investment Fraud
Provides California seniors with information and resources to make informed financial decisions as well as how to avoid fraud and scams.
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.
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.
Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS)
System of record for non-depository, financial services licensing or registration.
Mortgage Education and Outreach
Consumer education about homeownership, mortgage fraud and foreclosure prevention.
California Department of Aging
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.
Unclaimed Property Search
California State Controller’s Office operates the State’s Unclaimed Property program.
Report Unclaimed Property
Holders of Unclaimed Property are required to review their records each year and report this property to the State Controller using these resources.
NMLS Consumer Access
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.
Protect Yourself From Fraud For Servicemembers and Veterans
Information for military community to help them make smart financial decisions, avoid predatory lending and protect themselves from financial fraud and scams.
California Business Portal
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.