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The New Hampshire Banking Department is committed to protecting the public’s interest through professional supervision of the financial services we regulate. Our vision is to be an innovative and exemplary leader in financial services regulation.

News and Events
Credit Card Data Breaches - Protect Yourself, Report Fraud
October 16, 2014

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) urges consumers to:

  • Monitor your accounts for unauthorized charges.
  • Alert your bank or card provider immediately if fraud is suspected.
  • Follow up with your bank or card provider and keep records.
  • Avoid scams that ask for personal information via email or by phone.

The complete consumer advisory is available on their website.

National and State-by-State Banking Survey
October 2, 2014

The Banking Department and New Hampshire community banks recently participated in a national survey of more than 1,000 community bankers. The survey provides groundbreaking insights and key data on how community banks are responding to opportunities and challenges stemming from changing market and regulatory conditions, including new mortgage regulations, community banks’ product and service offerings, and major community bank competitors. The survey and research was developed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Reserve. CSBS has made the national and state-by-state survey results available on this web page.

Residential Mortgage Loan Settlements
September 9, 2014
Several banks and mortgage servicers have recently entered into agreements that may benefit NH Residents facing foreclosure. Visit this page to learn more.
At a Glance - A Summary of Regulated Entities
September 3, 2014
The Banking Department has developed a new summary of Institutions and Licensees which can be viewed on this web page.
J. Spencer Culp Promoted to Director of Trust Supervision
July 29, 2014
The Banking Department has promoted J. Spencer Culp to serve as Director of Trust Supervision, a newly created position within the Department. Mr. Culp recently worked as a Hearings Officer on issues involving State Chartered Banks, Credit Unions, and nondepository Trust Companies.
CFPB orders ACE Cash Express to stop using unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices to collect consumer debts
July 10, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered payday loan lender ACE Cash Express to pay $5 million in penalties and $5 million in restitution, for using illegal debt collection tactics – including harassment and false threats of lawsuits or criminal prosecution collect consumer debts. View their Press Release.


NH Residents that may have been harmed are encouraged to call the Department at 603-271-3561.

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Banking Department
53 Regional Drive  |  Suite 200  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3561  |  (800) 437-5991
fax: (603) 271-1090 or (603) 271-0750