Verify A License
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How Do I Verify a Company/Individual is Licensed with DFI?
Finding information about a company/licensee licensed by DFI is a two-step process:
- Determine which one of the four divisions below regulates the company or financial services provider you want information about.
- Once you've found the division, find the type of company or provider you want and select the appropriate link. If you have difficulty, please contact DFI.
Division of Banks
Washington Chartered Banks & Savings Institutions
Washington Trust Companies & Departments
- Washington State Branches & Agencies of Non-U.S. Banks
- Washington Small Business Administration Lenders
Locating Bank Branches: The above links do not include locations for the individual bank branches doing business in Washington. To locate branches of FDIC insured financial institutions in your area, go to the FDIC's Institution Directory page.
Note: The National Information Center (NIC) provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the U.S.
Division of Credit Unions
Locating Federal Credit Unions: Federal credit unions are distinguished by the words “federal” or the initials “F.C.U.” DFI does not regulate federal credit unions. For more information about federal credit unions please contact the National Credit Union Administration.
Division of Securities
Note: Visit the SEC Check Out Brokers and Investment Advisers Web page to check the background of stock brokers and investment advisers.
Division of Consumer Services
- Mortgage Brokers
- Consumer Loan Companies
- Money Transmitters/Currency Exchangers
- Check Cashers and Sellers
- Registered Tax Refund Anticipation Loan Facilitators
- Escrow Agents & Officers
Other Databases and Lists
The Division of Consumer Services also maintains a licensee list in Excel format. The licensee list contains information that is not as current as the data provided in the licensee database.
- Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System Consumer Access
Nationwide database that allows you to to verify that a mortgage company or individual is licensed to do business.