Department of Banking's Response to Coronavirus (COVID–19)
The Department is working to provide you with the latest information to protect you, your employees, and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas (Added: May 19, 2020)
- Consumer Relief Guide - Your Rights to Mortgage Payment Forbearance and Foreclosure Protection Under the Federal CARES Act (Added: May 18, 2020)
- Governor Abbott Temporarily Allows For Appearance Before Notary Public Via Videoconference For Real-Estate Instruments (Added: April 29, 2020)
Our Mission and Statutory Duties
With over 100 years of service to the citizens of Texas, the Department of Banking mission is to ensure that Texas has a safe, sound and competitive financial services system. Established in 1905, the Department’s statutory duties have evolved over the years. Today, the Department is responsible for the chartering or licensing and supervising the following: