Commerce Division of Financial Institutions : Enforcement Actions  
 

CONSUMER FINANCE ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS DATABASE
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

As a result of the enactment of SB 185 on January 1, 2007, the Division created this Enforcement Actions Database to assist consumers in gathering information about enforcement actions taken by the Division & the Attorney General’s Office, as well as civil & criminal actions brought in the courts throughout Ohio against mortgage brokers, loan officers & non-bank lenders. The Division also maintains a companion licensing database at http://www.com.state.oh.us/dfi/elicense.aspx.

Initially, the summary information contained on this database only reflected actions taken by the Division against mortgage brokers and loan officers regulated by the Ohio Mortgage Broker Act (R.C. 1322). The database was later expanded to include information reported by the Attorney General’s Office & the clerks of the courts throughout Ohio.

Effective January 1, 2010, the Division is expanded the database to include all public records pertaining to enforcement actions taken against all industries we regulate. This includes check cashers, mortgage loan act registrants, small loan lenders, pawnbrokers, precious metals dealers and premium finance companies.

When conducting a search, it is advisable to not only search for the person with whom you have had, or plan to have, a business relationship, but also to search for the company employing that person. The Division continues to input older Division records in order to provide as much information as possible to the public. However, as we work through the manual updating of this database, you may wish to check with the Division if you do not find an older record for a person or company on which you are conducting a search.

The Division disclaims liability for errors or omissions. The information contained in the database will be updated on a regular basis, but should not be considered as a substitute for the appropriate official documents of the Division, the Attorney General’s Office or the clerks of court. The Division strives for accuracy in its report of information to you, but this database may contain errors & omissions, including, but not limited to, technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Users should note that information that has been recently received by the Division may not necessarily be reflected in the database. If you cannot find the person, entity or information you are seeking, you may wish to conduct a search at a later time.

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