Spring 2020 news and updates from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.

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In This Issue

DFI's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic: Message from DFI Director Charlie Clark

Message from DFI Director Charlie Clark about DFI's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

DFI Assisting Mortgage Borrowers Struggling with Payments

DFI saw a new need and stepped up to help Washingtonians who are struggling to make their mortgage payments due to loss of income.

DFI Staff Assisting at State Emergency Operation Center

Several DFI staff stepped up and offered time and services as available to support workers at the EOC during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington Banks and Credit Unions Implement the Paycheck Protection Program

DFI worked closely with the banks and credit unions to help facilitate information and interpret guidance issued by the US Treasury, SBA, and the Federal Banking regulators as it pertains to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Washington Credit Unions Adjust to Changing Times and Remote Examinations

The Division of Credit Unions has embraced the Stay Healthy, Stay Home order issued by Governor Inslee by successfully implementing remote safety & soundness examinations at our state-chartered credit unions.

Coronavirus Guidance and Assistance Provided to Consumer Services Licensees

DFI’s Division of Consumer Services is working hard to provide guidance and assistance to applicants and licensees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Securities Division Provided Proactive Relief in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Securities Division has taken proactive steps to address concerns of licensees and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DFI Develops List of Financial Resources for Washington Residents

To assist Washington residents with managing their finances during the coronavirus crisis, DFI has developed a list of helpful financial resources for Washington residents.

Avoiding Coronavirus Related Scams

Criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 through a variety of scams.