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Top 10 Threats to Nebraska Investors - 3/22/05
John Munn, Director of the Department of Banking and Finance, today identified the most common ploys being used to cheat Nebraska investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars...

Non-Solicited Email - 2/1/05
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance urges caution when responding to any non-solicited e-mail, web site or other communication that requests identity or bank information...

ATM notice and fee requirements have been repealed.
State statutes mandating that state banks submit an ATM notice and fee for establishing or relocating an ATM has been repealed. This change is operative as of July 16, 2004. Any ATM notices sent to the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance as of July 16, 2004 will be disregarded and fees refunded.

CitiFinancial assessed civil money penalty.
Some qualifying Nebraska residents that obtained a subprime personal loan or a mortgage loan from CitiFinancial from 2001 to 2002 may qualify to receive restitution. Full details are available from the Federal Reserve, which issued the order.
View the Federal Reserve press release

Unauthorized Financial Institution - 5/25/04
Advertisements by Heartland Credit Union for bankruptcy and other loan services appearing in classified sections of Nebraska newspapers may be fraudulent, said a spokesperson with the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance...

Unauthorized Financial Institutions - 2/11/04
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance is warning Nebraska residents regarding two entities Americas Choice Credit Union and Pioneer Savings Bank - claiming to provide bankruptcy, debt consolidation and refinance services from offices in Hastings, Neb....

Global Settlement - 12/29/03
All 9 Wall Street firms under investigation for allegedly writing misleading stock recommendations have settled with the State of Nebraska, paying a total of $3.875 million to the State of Nebraska...

Global Settlement - 12/17/03
Eight of nine Wall Street securities firms under investigation for allegedly influencing their stock recommendations have settled with the State of Nebraska. The most recent settlement occurred ...

Global Settlement - 12/02/03
Goldman, Sachs & Co., of New York, entered into a settlement agreement with the State of Nebraska Nov. 25, placing an additional $250,000 into the Nebraska Securities Act Fund...

Global Settlement - 11/18/03
Lehman Brothers Inc. of New York and the State of Nebraska reached a settlement agreement yesterday as part of the Wall Street Global Settlement. This latest agreement places...

Federal Trade Commission issues press release regarding Fairbanks Capital - 11/12/03 (this link will take you off our site)

Global Settlement - 11/05/03
U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn., is the fifth Wall Street firm to enter into a settlement...

Global Settlement - 11/04/03
Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. of New York are the latest Wall Street firms to reach a consent agreement with the State...

Global Settlement - 10/28/03
Two Wall Street firms have paid the State of Nebraska $1 million as part of a nationwide settlement...

A Plus Mortgage, Inc./Correct Mortgage, Inc. - 09/05/03
Nebraska state regulators issued orders Aug. 28 against two mortgage banking entities that appear to be affiliated and which have engaged in violations of...

Department Receives Re-accreditation - 07/07/03
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced that the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has received its third certificate of accreditation...

War, Terror Fears Target of Con Artists - 03/21/03
Con artists could capitalize on fears surrounding the U.S. war with Iraq and heightened warnings of terrorism, warned state securities regulators...

Communications Response, Inc. - 11/08/02
Communications Response, Inc., a Florida-based company, has been banned by the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance from soliciting and offering "investment interests" to Nebraska residents...

Geoffrey Jennings, dba Insurance USA - 10/18/02
A cease and desist order against an Iowa insurance agent for selling securities in violation of the Nebraska Securities Act has became a final order Oct. 15. Geoffrey Jennings, dba Insurance USA, of...

$1 Store Services, Inc. - 08/05/02
A Las Vegas company already admonished in 1998 by the State of Nebraska has been permanently ordered to cease and desist its practice of offering Nebraska residents retail store business opportunities that are not in compliance...

Windows America - 07/24/02
A North Carolina company offering business opportunities to Nebraska residents has been permanently barred from advertising or selling within the State of Nebraska. Windows America, 103 Yaupon Drive, of Oak Island, NC was advertising ...

Deputy Director Position Restructured - 07/15/02
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has restructured its Financial Institutions Division to reflect the change of title and duties of its deputy director...

True Wheel Bicycle Company - 06/19/02
As of June 14, 2002, a cease and desist order issued against True Wheel Bicycle Company of Omaha has become permanent. The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance alleges the company, located at 3606 South 61st Avenue Circle in Omaha, violated ...

Accent Marketing of Alabama - 05/31/02
As of May 24, 2002, a cease and desist order issued against an Alabama firm offering business opportunities to Nebraska residents has become permanent. The firm, Accent Marketing of Alabama, violated the ...

Smitty's Investments - 04/04/02
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has ordered a Colorado Investment firm to discontinue doing business in the State of Nebraska. The firm, Smitty's Investments, LLC of Denver, Colo., is in violation of the ...

Cashiers Inc./Can-Stop Ltd
Health Maintenance Centers, Inc.
- 01/28/02

The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued Cease and Desist Orders against Cashiers Inc./Can-Stop Ltd., located in Bellville, Ontario, Canada and Health Maintenance Centers, Inc., located on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The Orders permanently prohibit...

Uncle Sam's Yard Sale - 10/10/01
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued a Cease and Desist Order against Uncle Sam's Yard Sale a/k/a Auction Training Company, located in Fresno, California. The Order permanently prohibits ...

Pinnacle International - 10/10/01
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued a Cease and Desist Order against Pinnacle International, located in East Providence, Rhode Island. The Order permanently prohibits the further solicitation of ...

VDO Road Digital - 07/12/01
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued a Cease and Desist Order against VDO Road Digital, Inc., located in Mountainview, California. The Order permanently prohibits ...

JBT Group and Associates - 05/09/01
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued a Cease and Desist Order against JBT Group and Associates, located in Delray Beach, Florida. The Order permanently prohibits...

Governor Proclamation - 04/02/01
Governor Mike Johanns has proclaimed April as "Saving and Investing Education Month" in the State of Nebraska. This proclamation is part of a national investor education campaign...

Select Products - 10/24/00
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued a Cease and Desist Order against Select Products, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Order permanently prohibits...

Vermitrade, Inc. - 06/28/00
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued a Cease and Desist Order against Vermitrade, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Order permanently prohibits...

Illegal Promissory Notes - 06/01/00
Nebraska securities regulators have joined federal regulators, 36 other state regulatory agencies and the District of Columbia to crackdown on sellers of illegal promissory notes, which promise...

Christopher Thomas Associates, Inc. - 04/13/00
The Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance has issued a Cease and Desist order against Christopher Thomas Associates, Inc., located in Melville, N.Y. The Order permanently prohibits...

New Toll-Free Phone Number - 04/06/00
Nebraskans can now use a toll-free number to report investment fraud or check on financial professionals, announced the Department of Banking and Finance's Securities Bureau...

Online Investing Cautions - 01/06/00
Nebraska residents are urged to use caution when shopping for online investments, advises the Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance. The Internet is an excellent tool for investors, allowing...

Examiners Complete New Program - 01/03/00
Twenty state banking regulators were awarded examiner certifications Thursday, Dec. 30, taking advantage of a new examiner program offered by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors...

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