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Welcome to the Division of Banking (DOB)

The mission of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, is to educate the public and promote confidence in the banking industry through a balanced application of regulations in an efficient, professional, fair, and responsive manner.

The Division of Banking oversees the chartering, supervision, and licensure of:

Statement on Legal Interpretations

Please be advised that consistent with governing law, the Division of Banking (“DOB”) may provide legal opinions or interpretations. Individuals or entities with questions about licensing or other matters should, however, consult with an attorney. Click here for more information.