The Department of Corporations provides guidance to consumers through financial education, outreach and consumer services programs.
Licensees and Industries Regulated by the Department
- Affordable Credit Building Opportunities
- California Finance Lenders
- California Residential Mortgage Lenders
- Capital Access Companies
- Corporate Securities Law of 1968
- Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters
- Deferred Deposit Transactions - Payday Lenders
- Escrow Agents/ Escrow Laws
- Franchise Investment Law
- Investment Advisers
- Mortgage Loan Originators
- Securities Depository Law
Consumer Education and Outreach
The Department of Corporations' is committed to providing consumers helpful information and resources on a variety of financial topics. Our consumer education materials are designed to educate consumers about the financial industry, products and services to help guide informed financial decisions.
You will find helpful hints, quick tips, and common-sense strategies to help protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars and to help plan your financial future.
Our two flagship consumer education efforts are our Seniors Against Investment Fraus (SAIF) and Troops Against Predatory Scams (TAPS) programs.
Additionally, you will find financial education resources for all ages, newsletters, and consumer alerts to keep you informed of emerging financial trends and scams.
More information is available on our Outreach events calendar.
Consumer Services Office
For information about the Department of Corporations' licensees, please contact our Consumer Services Office at 1 (866) ASK-CORP or 1 (866) 275-2677. The Consumer Services Office can answer consumers' questions and assist in resolving disputes with our licensees. In the event that your complaint is against an entity that the Department does not license, we can provide you assistance in directing your complaint to the appropriate regulatory agency that supervises the financial services industry.