Consumer Assistance & Financial Education
Below you will find information about consumer assistance and financial education available from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.
If you need to verify a company or individual is licensed with DFI, or need to file a complaint, DFI is here to help.
Verify a License with DFI
Before doing business with a financial institution or individual in Washington, you should verify they are properly licensed. Verify a license online with DFI or call us at 1-877 RING DFI (746-4334) .
File a Complaint
If you have a complaint against a financial institution or individual doing business in Washington, you can file it with DFI.
How to contact DFI.
Consumer News & Fraud Alerts
Financial news and fraud alerts from DFI.
DFI is committed to working with our partners to provide educational opportunities for Washington’s youth and adults.
Financial Education by Topic
(Credit, Foreclosure, Payday Loans, and more.)
DFI's Financial Education Clearinghouse
Resources and information by topic.
State Wide Calendar of Financial Education Classes
Find a money management class near you by searching DFI's financial education calendar.
DFI's Money Talks Blog
DFI's blog for financial education and resources.
DFI offers a number of financial education publications to consumers free of charge.
- Right on the Money - Financial Know-How for Financial Freedom
- Guide to Home Loans
- Investor Education Booklets
- Complete List of Publications...
Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Phone: (360) 902-8700
Toll Free: 1-877-RING DFI (746-4334)
For hearing impaired visitors, our TDD phone number is 360-664-8126.
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