Georgia Department of Banking and Finance

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance is a regulatory and licensing authority for chartered financial institutions in the state. These financial institutions include:


-         Banks

-         Credit Unions

-         Trust Companies

-         Mortgage Brokers

-         Money Service Businesses

-         Lenders

-         Bank Holding Companies

-         International Banking Organizations

-         Processors and Originators

-         Check cashers

  

However, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance doesn't have regulatory authority over banks that aren't chartered in Georgia.  Some banks operating in the state are regulated either by the Federal government or the state they are chartered in.

The current commissioner of the Department of Banking and Finance is Rob Braswell. Before being appointed as the commissioner by the governor of Georgia, Mr. Braswell served as Commissioner for Mortgage for 2 years.

 

Georgia Department of Banking and Finance Divisions

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finances consists of 4 divisions.

Administrative Division -

The Administrative Division serves the department with clerical assistance, information services, accounting, training, budget work, and human resources.

Supervisory Division -

The Supervisory Division is the primary entity for regulating state-chartered banks, credit unions and trust companies as well as international banking organizations operating in Georgia. In addition, the division also processes, notifications, applications and registrations.

Legal and Consumer Affairs Division -

The Legal and Consumer Affairs division holds the responsibility of creating regulations and legislation.

Non-Depository Financial Institutions Division -

The supervision and licensing of organizations such as mortgage brokers, lenders, money service businesses and processors falls under the Non-Depository Financial Institution Division.

 

Contact the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance is located at:

Department of Banking and Finance
2990 Brandywine Road
Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-5565

Office hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm - Monday thru Friday 

Phone:

Department of Banking and Finance direct line: (770) 986-1633 

Toll free: (888) 986-1633 

Email:

Email general questions, comments, or suggestions to dbf@dbf.state.ga.us

Fax: 

Supervisory Division Fax: (770) 986-1655 
Mortgage Fax: (770) 986-1029 
MSB Section Fax: (770) 986-1655
Legal and Consumer Affairs Division Fax: (770) 986-1657 

 

Make a Complaint with the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance

You can make a complaint against a state member bank chartered in the state of Georgia by filling out the form found here.