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Welcome to the Division of Financial Institutions (DFI)

The mission of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Financial Institutions (DFI), is to protect and educate the public and promote confidence in the regulated industries through administration of statutory responsibilities in an efficient, professional, responsive, and innovative manner.

DFI licenses, charters, and examines a wide variety of financial products and services including:



Statement on Non-Binding Opinions

Please be advised that consistent with governing law, the Division of Financial Institutions ("DFI") does not generally provide legal opinions or interpretations. Click here for more information.