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California Department of Business Oversight

The Department of Business Oversight  (DBO) provides protection to consumers and services to businesses engaged in financial transactions.  The Department regulates a variety of financial services, products and professionals.  The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies.  Additionally, the Department licenses and regulates a variety of financial businesses, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, deferred deposit transactions(commonly known as payday loans) and certain fiduciaries and lenders.  The Department also regulates the offer and sale of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities.

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