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Financial Institutions

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Title 6, and Arizona Administrative Code Title 20, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (AZDFI) oversees the secure operation of Arizona’s state chartered financial Institutions.  AZDFI ensures public confidence in financial institutions by protecting the interest of depositors, borrowers, shareholders and consumers through enforcement of state laws.  AZDFI is responsible for administering state laws that regulate financial institutions which include banks, credit unions, trust companies, trust divisions and savings and loan associations.

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AZDFI also regulates financial enterprises which includes, advance fee loan brokers, collection agencies, commercial mortgage brokers and bankers, consumer lenders, debt management companies, escrow agents, loan originators, money transmitters, mortgage brokers and bankers, premium finance companies, sales finance companies and the Real Estate Appraisal Division which includes registered trainee appraisers, licensed real estate appraisers, certified residential real estate appraisers, certified general real estate appraisers, designated supervisory appraisers, property tax agents, and appraisal management companies as well as the approval of appraisal education providers

Financial Institutions Banks Credit Unions Trust Companies Savings and Loan Associations