When there is reason to believe that a company or individual has violated Washington state financial services laws or rules, DFI will begin an investigation.
Sometimes these investigations result in enforcement actions (also known as "administrative" actions).
Enforcement Actions by Division/Type
- Division of Consumer Services
Consumer Loan Companies
Check Cashers and Check Sellers (Payday Lenders)
Money Service Providers
Escrow Agents and Officers
- Division of Securities
- Virtual Currency, Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets
Enforcement related to virtual currency, cryptocurrency, or digital assets.
- State-Chartered Banks
Enforcement actions issued by DFI's Division of Banks.
- State-Chartered Credit Unions
Enforcement actions issued by DFI's Division of Credit Unions.