Georgia Department of Banking and Finance

Welcome to the website of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.  Among other responsibilities, we regulate and examine:

  • Georgia state-chartered banks;
  • Georgia state-chartered credit unions;
  • Georgia state-chartered trust companies;
  • bank holding companies;
  • merchant acquirer limited purpose banks;
  • residential mortgage brokers and lenders;
  • licensed mortgage loan originators;
  • consumer installment loan companies;
  • money transmitters;
  • sellers of payment instruments; and
  • check cashers. 

Please be aware that we do not regulate all financial institutions doing business with Georgia consumers.  Some institutions are regulated by the federal government or by another state regulatory agency.

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Department Obtains Court Order Against Reparations Bank and Ramzu Yunus

Atlanta, Georgia – On July 22, 2021, the Superior Court of DeKalb County, Georgia, entered an Order Granting Motion for Default Judgment against Reparations Bank and Ramzu Yunus.

Notice of Final Rulemaking

The Department of Banking and Finance adopted Final Rules on July 7, 2021. The Rules were filed with the Secretary of State on July 7, 2021 and, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-13-6, will be effective on July 27, 2021, which is twenty (20) days following the filing of the Rules.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Opportunity to Comment

Pursuant to the provisions of the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-13-1 et seq., and by the authority of O.C.G.A. §§ 7-1-61, 7-1-690, 7-3-51, and other cited statutes, the Department of Banking and Finance hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt new rules.

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