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What We Do

The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance is a state agency under the direct supervision of the Governor. The Director of Banking and Finance is appointed by the Governor. We draw no funds from the General Fund of Nebraska; our agency is funded entirely by the industries we regulate. Our agency is comprised of two sections - Financial Institutions and Bureau of Securities. Together these two sections regulate several different financial industries. Listed are the various industries regulated by each section.

Financial Institutions
  • State-chartered banks, credit unions, savings & loans, and trust companies
  • Mortgage lenders
  • Consumer lenders (installment payment plans, finance plans and loan brokers)
  • Money transmitters
  • Delayed Deposit services (also known as payday lenders)
Bureau of Securities
  • Securities registrations and exemptions
  • Broker-dealers and agents
  • Investment advisors and representatives
  • Business opportunities (also known as franchise filings)
  • Seller-assisted marketing plans and consumer rental purchase agreements
  • Nebraska Commodity Code
What we do
Our agency serves the citizens of Nebraska through our various duties. Our field staff examines state-chartered financial institutions, delayed deposit service businesses (also known as payday lenders) and other industries to ensure sound operations and compliance with state laws. We register securities offered in Nebraska, business opportunities, investment advisors and broker-dealers. Our staff also investigates securities violations and consumer complaints against state-chartered or -licensed entities.

Our Mission
Our mission is to protect and maintain the public confidence through the fair, efficient, and experienced supervision of the state-regulated financial services industries; to assist the public in their dealings with those entities; to assist those whom we regulate in a manner which allows them to remain competitive, yet maintain their soundness in compliance with the law; to fulfill our statutory responsibilities with regard to all licensees and registrants; and to investigate violations of the laws and cooperate with other agencies in seeking a timely resolution of problems and questions.