Division of Banking


Ensure that Iowans have access to a fair and competitive marketplace for regulated financial and professional services.


Protect the interests of those doing business with Iowa chartered banks, licensed financial service providers, and licensed professionals through regulation that ensures safety, soundness, and adherence to applicable laws.

Regulated Industries

Bank Bureau

  • Iowa state-chartered banks
  • bank holding companies
  • trust operations

Finance Bureau

  • Regulated loan companies
  • Industrial loan companies
  • Debt management companies
  • Mortgage bankers/brokers
  • Delayed deposit services (payday lenders)
  • Appraisal management companies
  • Real estate appraisers

NMLS (License Verification)

  • Regulated loan companies
  • Industrial loan companies
  • Mortgage bankers/brokers
  • Loan originators

Professional Licensing Bureau

  • Accountancy Examining Board
  • Architectural Examining Board
  • Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board
  • Interior Design Examining Board
  • Landscape Architectural Examining Board
  • Real Estate Commission