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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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.

Department obtains Court Order against Walter Charlie Pressley a/k/a Chief Gees-Due OO-Neh-Gah Usti

Atlanta, Georgia – On March 11, 2021, the Superior Court of Banks County, Georgia, entered a Final Stipulation and Consent Order against Walter Charlie Pressley a/k/a Chief Gees-Due OO-Neh-Gah Usti.

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.

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