Welcome to the website of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (DBF). We are the state agency that regulates and examines Georgia state-chartered banks, state-chartered credit unions, and state-chartered trust companies. We also have responsibility for the supervision, regulation, and examination of Merchant Acquirer Limited Purpose Banks (MALPBs) chartered in Georgia. Please be aware that the DBF does not regulate all financial institutions doing business in Georgia. Some institutions are regulated by the federal government or by another state regulatory agency.