Financial institutions can be regulated by state government or the federal government. This page will help determine which organizations regulate which types of institutions. You will also find links to DFI licensee lists and a licensee search.
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Information on DFI's Legal Authority
- We facilitate communication between consumers and financial institutions, but we do not act as an advocate for either party.
- We do not have the statutory authority to award damages, overturn fines or other charges, etc.
- We are unable to act as a court of law or as a lawyer on your behalf.
- We are unable to give you legal advice.
- We are unable to become involved in complaints that are in litigation or have been litigated.
- We are unable to resolve factual disputes or disagreements over the interpretation of contracts.
If your particular question requires legal interpretation or assistance please go to California Courts Free & Low-Cost Legal Help website for information on how to get free or low cost legal assistance.