The Department issues a Final Order to Cease and Desist against Hyphen, LLC d/b/a/ Helix Financial.

Atlanta, Georgia – Today, an Order to Cease and Desist (“Order”) issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) to Hyphen, LLC d/b/a/ Helix Financial (“Helix Financial”) for engaging in activities in violation of the Georgia Installment Loan Act (“GILA”), O.C.G.A. § 7-3-1 et seq., became final. 

The Order was issued by the Department after it obtained evidence that Helix Financial engaged in the business of making installment loans to Georgia consumers without a valid license or pursuant to an applicable exemption in violation of O.C.G.A. § 7-3-4(a).

Pursuant to Georgia law, it is prohibited for a person to engage in the business of making installment loans or acting as an installment lender in this state unless such person is licensed or exempt from licensure.



Oscar B. Fears, III

Senior Deputy Commissioner

Phone: (770) 986-1650

E-mail: [email protected]