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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
Interest Payable on Escrow Accounts Announced
July 25, 2016

The escrow rate for the period August 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 is 0.00%.


Pursuant to NH RSA 383-B:3-303(a)(7)(E), Gerald H. Little Bank Commissioner, announced the minimum interest rate payable on moneys on deposit in escrow accounts maintained for the payment of taxes or insurance premiums related to loans on property secured by real estate mortgages.


Said rate shall be 0.00% and shall be effective commencing August 1, 2016 and shall remain in effect until the next rate announcement on February 1, 2017.

**Licensing Update**
July 11, 2016

House Bill 1685 was signed by Governor Hassan on June 21, 2016 and will become law on August 20, 2016. The bill repeals NH RSA 397-B and Mortgage Servicer companies currently registered will be licensed under NH RSA 397-A.


The Department encourages all Mortgage Bankers, Mortgage Brokers and Mortgage Servicers to review the bill to ensure that they are in compliance on August 20, 2016. The bill can be found at:


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Licensing at

603-271-3561 or [email protected]

Banking Department welcomes Commissioner Little
June 8, 2016

Former Senator Gerald "Jerry" Little was officially sworn in as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Banking Department on Friday, June 3, and began his role at the Department the same day. Commissioner Little comes to the Department with an in-depth knowledge of the New Hampshire banking industry, having served as President of the New Hampshire Bankers' Association for 20 years. Governor Margaret Hassan noted, "The Commissioner of the New Hampshire Banking Department plays a critical role in ensuring strong protections for New Hampshire's citizens and maintaining a strong financial sector...I look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure strong consumer protections that will help maintain a strong, well-regulated financial sector that can support innovative economic growth."


The Department welcomes Commissioner Little in his new role.

Consumer Alert – ATM Card Skimming Frauds on the Rise
May 18, 2016
Deputy Bank Commissioner Ingrid E. White and Attorney General Joseph A. Foster urge New Hampshire consumers to be vigilant following a concerning increase in Automated Teller Machine (“ATM”) card skimming frauds.
At a Glance - A Summary of Regulated Entities
May 17, 2016
The Banking Department has updated the Summary of Regulated Entities.
HSBC Settlement Agreement
February 8, 2016
New Hampshire Attorney General’s office joins the U.S. Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in reaching a $470 million agreement with HSBC Bank USA NA and its affiliates (collectively, HSBC) to address mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses. Read the press release here.
Updated Banking Laws
November 4, 2015
The official website for all the State's laws has updated the banking laws at RSA 383-A, 383-B, 383-C, 383-D, and 383-E are the new chapters added. If you would like to view the legislation as passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor, please visit
Foreclosure Information Hotline
October 8, 2015
Pursuant to RSA 479:25,II (b)(2) (effective January 1, 2016), the Banking Department’s foreclosure information hotline number is toll-free 1-800-437-5991.
New Fee Schedule
September 30, 2015

New fee schedule pdf file for banks, credit unions and trust companies effective October 1, 2015.

*Please note: Requests for Certificates of Existence are $50.00.

Click here for the request form. pdf file

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