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Consumers

This area is designed to aid those interested in obtaining current information relating to entities under the authority of the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions. The West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions is charged with the regulation and supervision of financial institutions chartered by the State of West Virginia. The Division currently supervises:

State Chartered Banks - banks chartered under the laws of the State of West Virginia and headquartered in this state. West Virginia Code Chapter 31A

State Chartered Credit Unions - credit unions chartered under the laws of the State of West Virginia and headquartered in this state. West Virginia Code Chapter 31C

Regulated Consumer Lenders - finance companies incorporated and physically located within the borders of the State of West Virginia. West Virginia Code Chapter 46A, Article 4

Mortgage Lenders and Brokers - entities (located anywhere) engaged in brokering and lending activities resulting in a lien on real estate located within this state. West Virginia Code Chapter 31, Article 17

Money Transmitters, Transporters, and Currency Exchangers - includes those engaged in the sale of checks, sale of money orders, and currency transportation. West Virginia Code Chapter 32A, Article 2

Check Cashers - physically located in the State of West Virginia. West Virginia Code Chapter 32A, Article 3. Traditional "Payday Lenders" are generally prohibited within this state.

Supervised Financial Institutions - lending offices physically located with the borders of the State of West Virginia, permitted to engage in lending at rates equal or less than the stated permissible rate established by the West Virginia Lending and Credit Rate Board.

Information in this section is being provided in an effort to address general banking questions, consumer concerns and complaints, and provide assistance to consumers through resource links available on the internet.

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