Department of Banking and Finance's Order to Cease and Desist Issued to Peoples First Financial Becomes Final

September 18, 2009

Atlanta, Georgia ~ On September 18, 2009, an Order to Cease and Desist issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) to Peoples First Financial, formerly located at 10179 Huennekens Street, Suite 200, San Diego, California, became final.

This Order to Cease and Desist was issued by the Department after it obtained evidence that Peoples First Financial engaged in residential mortgage brokering/lending activities without a license or under an applicable exemption.  

Pursuant to Georgia law, it is prohibited for any person to directly or indirectly solicit, process, place, or negotiate mortgage loans for others, or offer to solicit, process, place, or negotiate mortgage loans for others without a mortgage license or pursuant to an exemption from licensure.


Rod Carnes
Deputy Commissioner for Non-Depository Financial Institutions
Phone: (770) 986-1371


The Department has regulatory and/or licensing authority over state-chartered banks, credit unions, trust companies, mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage processors, check cashers, sale of check companies, money transmitters, international banking organizations, and bank holding companies conducting business in Georgia.  Visit us on the Web at:


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