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Department of Banking and Finance

The Department of Banking and Finance regulates and examines banks, credit unions and trust companies chartered by the state. DBF also maintains regulatory and licensing authority over mortgage brokers, lenders, processors and originators; money service businesses (MSBs) such as money transmitters, sale of check companies and check cashers; and international banking organizations and bank holding companies conducting business in Georgia.


2990 Brandywine Rd.
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30341-5565

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Does DBF regulate my financial institution?

It may, although DBF does not regulate all financial institutions operating in Georgia. Some institutions may be federally regulated or may be overseen by other states entirely. Search for a bank to see if DBF acts as its regulator. Search for a credit union to see if DBF acts as its regulator.

How do I apply for a check casher license or registration?

Please refer to the DBF website for information to help you determine which check casher type is right for you.

How do I apply for a mortgage broker, lender or originator license?

Learn more about how to apply for a license through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS).