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Pennsylvania Department of Banking

Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
Agency overview
Formed June 8, 1891
Jurisdiction Government of Pennsylvania
Headquarters Market Square Plaza, Suite 1300
17 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Employees 174
Annual budget $20.8 million (FY 2010)[1]
Agency executive Steven Kaplan[2], Secretary of Banking
Website www.banking.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities is a cabinet-level agency in Pennsylvania.[3]

Organization

The Department is under the direction and control of a Secretary of Banking, who is appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to serve as a member of the Governor's cabinet. The Secretary is assisted in managing the Department by an Executive Deputy Secretary of Banking, a Deputy Secretary of Banking for Depository Institutions and a Deputy Secretary of Banking for Non-Depository Institutions and Consumer Services.

Responsibilities

The agency provides oversight of financial institutions and is charged with fostering economic growth while concurrently protecting consumers and investors. The bureau regulates the approximately 225 traditional banks that are have received state charters, as well as over 14,000 non-bank lenders, including mortgage brokers, securities dealers, debt managers, and pawnshops. The department is fully funded by licensing fees and is not dependent upon tax revenue.[1].

See also

References

  1. ^ "2010–11 Governor's Executive Budget" ( 
  2. ^ Trostle, Sharon, ed. (2009).  
  3. ^ "PA DOB: About DOB: About Us". www.banking.state.pa.us.  

External links

  • Pennsylvania Department of Banking


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