Nov
18

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, 7-1-1001.1, 7-1-1012, and other cited statutes, the Department of Banking and Finance hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt new rules.

Aug
30

In preparation for the possible impact of Hurricane Dorian, the Department would like to remind all Georgia state-chartered institutions of emergency closing notification procedures.

Georgia State-chartered financial institutions have the discretion to close business operations in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency, including situations where an emergency is imminent.

Jul
9

Meeting to Consider Adoption of Proposed DBF Rules

The Department will consider proposed new rules for adoption at a meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday July  9, 2019 at the offices of the Department of Banking and Finance at Suite 200, 2990 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

May
30

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, 7-1-706.1, 7-1-1012, and other cited statutes, the Department of Banking and Finance hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt new rules.

Jul
1

GRMA $10 Per Loan Fees for Period 18A

Please be reminded of the following for the upcoming semi-annual reporting period, which applies to reporting and remittance for any fees collected January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018 (“18A”):

IF YOU DID NOT CLOSE ANY LOANS DURING THE SEMI-ANNUAL PERIOD AND HAVE NO FEES TO SUBMIT, NO REPORTING OR FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART.

Oct
1

3rd Quarter Reporting for Sale of Payment Instruments and Money Transmitter Licensees

Quarterly reports for Money Transmitter and Seller of Payment Instrument licensees are now due for transactions that occurred between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017.

Aug
17

URGENT: Scheduled Maintenance

From Thursday, August 17th at 5:00 pm through Monday, August 21st at 6:00 am, the Department’s network will undergo scheduled maintenance. 

Jun
1

Surety Bond Deadline - December 31, 2017

Don’t risk license expiration! Mortgage brokers and lenders are required to maintain surety bond coverage and must utilize the Electronic Surety Bonds (ESB) feature through NMLS to meet Georgia’s surety bond requirements for the 2018 Annual License year.

Mar
14

NMLS Money Services Businesses Call Report Adoption

The Department has adopted the NMLS Money Services Businesses Call Report (MSBCR)  functionality for submission of routine financial and transactional reporting requirements by Seller of Payment Instrument and Money Transmitter Licensees. 

Oct
4

Emergency Closings Due to Inclement Weather

In preparation for the possible impact of Hurricane Matthew, the Department would like to remind all Georgia state-chartered institutions of emergency closing notification procedures.