State of Oregon
Consumer Financial Protection
money shield

Safeguarding Oregon consumers through
regulation and education

City of financial regulation


The Department of Consumer and Business Services touches the lives of most Oregonians through its regulation of the financial industry. We make sure companies follow the law and treat consumers fairly in areas ranging from insurance and securities (investments) to banking and consumer loans.

This site highlights key consumer protection issues. It links you to more detailed information on the pages of our Insurance Division, Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, and the Building Codes Division.


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Foreclosure prevention
If you are facing foreclosure on your home, the Foreclosure Help website provides information to help you understand your rights and the foreclosure process. More information.


Fines levied in gold mining investment scheme
More than 150 investors, mostly Oregonians, lost money in a gold mining investment scheme involving unlicensed salespeople. Read more.

Payday loans
Most Internet-based payday lenders are not licensed to do business in Oregon. If you use them, you could pay more in interest and fees than Oregon law allows. More.

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Department of Consumer and Business Services
Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency