Verify a License

Before doing business with a financial institution, company, or individual, DFI recommends that you make sure they are properly licensed.

DFI License Verification System

DFI’s Online License Verification System
DFI’s online license verification system allows you to verify licenses of Washington:

  • Investment Companies
  • Business Opportunities
  • Franchises and other Securities Filings
  • Money Transmitters and Currency Exchangers
  • Check Cashers and Sellers
  • Payday Lenders
  • Escrow Agents and Officers

Banks and Credit Unions Regulated by DFI

Washington State Chartered Banks and Companies
View a list of banks and companies chartered by the Washington State Division of Banks.

Washington State Chartered Credit Unions
View a list of credit unions charted by the Washington State Division of Credit Unions.

Virtual Currency Licensees

List of Virtual Currency Licensees in Washington State
This list is being provided for information purposes only. The Department does not endorse or recommend any person, product, or institution

Verify Other Licenses with Federal Regulators

If DFI does not regulate the institution or individual you are researching, check with the appropriate federal regulator below.

Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System
The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System allows you to verify a mortgage company or individual.

FDIC - Bank Find
FDIC bank find allows you to find information about federally regulated banks.

NCUA - Research a Credit Union
The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) research a credit union tool allows you to find information about federally regulated credit unions.

FINRA Investment Broker Check
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) Broker Check allows you to view information about brokers currently registered with FINRA or who have been FINRA registered within the last 10 years.


Need help verifying a license?

Call us at 1-877-RING DFI (746-4334)