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 Orders Revocation of Licenses of Mortgage Experts, Inc., and Tyesa Smith and Orders Tyesa Smith to Cease and Desist

Atlanta, Georgia – On February 3, 2021, the Department of Banking and Finance issued a Final Order revoking the mortgage broker license of Mortgage Experts, Inc., (“Mortgage Experts”), NMLS No. 1223023, located at 385 County Club Drive, Suite B, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281.  The Final Order also revoked the mortgage loan originator license of the company’s president, Tyesa Smith, NMLS No. 1165502, and ordered Ms. Smith to cease and desist.

Order to Cease and Desist Issued to Coast Credit Union

Atlanta, Georgia – Today, the Department of Banking and Finance, State of Georgia (“Department”) issued an Order to Cease and Desist to Coast Credit Union.

Order to Cease and Desist Issued to Reparations Bank and Ramzu Yunus

Atlanta, Georgia – Today, the Department of Banking and Finance, State of Georgia (“Department”) issued an Order to Cease and Desist to Reparations Bank and Ramzu Yunus. 

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