Resources and Online Tools
- Assessment Calculator
Assessment calculator and instructions for banks, foreign banks and trust companies, industrial banks and credit unions.
- DFI Email Subscription Service
The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) offers a free email subscription service through our contractor GovDelivery. This service allows you to sign up for email updates about topics relevant to your interests.
- DFI Final Orders and Opinions
Chronological list of all DFI final orders and opinions by date, name of financial institution and type. Provides a link to the electronic order or opinion in PDF.
- DFI Forms and Applications
Master list of all DFI forms and applications, instructions and/or information to help you conduct business.
- DFI Online Question and Complaint Form
Four easy steps. Once you submit your information, you will be directed to a receipt page where you can review and print the information you submitted. You can also check the status of your complaint online.
- DFI Social Media and Blog
In an effort to expand our outreach and reach a wider audience with news, information and resources, DFI's communication efforts include online media and social networks. Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, subscribe to our blog or to our news feed. You can also add our social media widgets to your Home page or blog.
- Directory of Licensees
Links to lists of DFI licensees by type of financial institution - banks, credit unions, money transmitters, etc.
- List of Licensees
Complete list of DFI licensees including financial institution name, link to Web site (when available) and headquarter location.
- Multiple Department License Lookup
This lookup will search licensing information for the Department of Corporations, Department of Financial Institutions, Department of Real Estate and the Office of Real Estate Appraisers.
- Search for Licensees
Search for state financial institutions by institution name or institution type.
- Bank on California
The "Bank on California" initiative will help working families save money by accessing basic financial services others may take for granted – putting them in the financial mainstream.
- Best Practices - Reducing the Risk of Corporate Account Takeovers
A state led cooperative effort, including the United States Secret Service, developed a list of nineteen recommended processes and controls for reducing the risks of Corporate Account Takeovers.
- California Financial Literacy Month (CAFLM)
April is designated California Financial Literacy Month (CAFLM) to highlight the importance of financial literacy and encourage all Californians to increase their understanding of saving, investing and credit choices.
- California State Bank Charter - The Charter of Choice
Information on starting a new state-chartered bank or converting an existing federally licensed institution to state charter.
- Commissioner's Surveys
Includes information regarding Residential Mortgage Surveys and other special reports administered by the DFI.
- Consumer Highlighted Resources
- DFI Kids' Links
Resources for children, student, teachers about money, saving money and planning our financial futures.
- Financial Education Directory - "Financial topics from A-Z"
Financial education prepares us to make informed decisions and encourages us to learn how to save, invest, use credit wisely, and prepare for our financial futures. We hope you find this directory both useful and easy to use. There is an array of financial education information, so we've prepared this centralized user-friendly list of resources to help you find the financial information that you are seeking.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers to frequently asked questions about state financial institutions and laws and regulations.
- Licensee Highlighted Resources
- State-Chartered Credit Union - Facts and Figures
Information from the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) on the number of state-chartered credit unions, size and health of state-chartered credit unions, deposit insurance, and accredited agencies.
- Unclaimed Property Holders
Reporting news, guidelines, and other information for financial institutions and other Holders of Unclaimed Property.