Before doing business with a financial institution, company, or individual, DFI recommends that you make sure they are properly licensed.
Need assistance verifying a license? Call us at 1-877-746-4334. Need help in a different language? You can request interpreter services when you call.
Check Cashers and Small Loans (Payday Lenders)
Escrow Agents and Officers
Money Transmitter/Currency Exchangers
Mortgage Lenders, Brokers, Loan Originators,
Consumer Loan Companies, Education Loan Servicers
Securities Filings, Investment Company (Mutual Fund)
Franchises and Business Opportunities
Securities Broker Dealers
Washington State Chartered Banks and Trust Companies
Washington State Chartered Credit Unions
Individuals and Companies Licensed with Other Regulators
If DFI does not regulate the institution or individual you are researching, check with the appropriate regulator below.
FDIC bank find allows you to find information about federally regulated banks.
Federal Credit Unions
The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) research a credit union tool allows you to find information about federally regulated credit unions.
Insurance Companies and Agents
The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner allows you to look up information about insurance companies and individals.