Division of Banks (DOB)

Division of Banks

The Division of Banks (DOB) is the chartering authority and primary regulator for financial service providers in Massachusetts. DOB's primary mission is to ensure a sound, competitive, and accessible financial services environment throughout the Commonwealth.


Main Office
1000 Washington Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02118-6400


Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Use this number if you are hearing impaired.


(617) 956-1599

Who we serve

The DOB supervises over 180 state-chartered banks and credit unions and over 8,000 non-depository institutions doing business in Massachusetts. The supervision of these entities allows us to implement and enforce consumer protection laws while providing consumers the information needed make informed financial decisions.

Non-depository institutions doing business in Massachusetts supervised by the DOB include:

  • Mortgage lenders
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Mortgage loan originators
  • Consumer finance companies
  • Money service businesses
  • Debt collectors
  • Loan servicers 

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Treasurer Goldberg and Division of Banks Announce Financial Literacy Awards for the Military Community 

11/08/2017 Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg

Press Release

Applications Now Being Accepted for Awards to Fund High School Credit for Life Fairs 

11/01/2017 Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation


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