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Active Alerts

  • September 18, 2018: Consumer Alert Regarding DigitalBank
  • April 5, 2018: ALERT: Fraudulent Emails Purporting To Be From Finance Commission of Texas Involving Fictitious Invitation to Bid
  • January 5, 2018: Consumer Alert -  AriseBank Purports to be a Bank and Soliciting Funds Online Through a Cryptocurrency Investment Scheme

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Press Releases

  • November 7, 2018: Texas Department of Banking Commissioner Issues Consent Order Relating to Billy F. Peel and Austin Peel & Son Funeral Home, Inc., Austin, Texas
  • November 2, 2018: Texas Banking Commissioner Names David R. Reed as Lubbock Regional Director
  • October 23, 2018: Texas Banking Commissioner Issues Cease and Desist Order against EBank Holdings, EBank Holdings Corporation, EBank World Holdings, Inc., Avaline Investment LLC, Avaline Holding USA Corp, and Alex Tannous

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Industry Notices

  • May 16, 2018: BSA Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions Now in Effect
  • March 26, 2018: Preparing for the Implementation of the Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) Methodology
  • December 4, 2017: Business E-mail Compromise Workshop Presented by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, MS-ISAC, REN-ISAC, R-CISC, and Symantec

Previous Industry Notices



  • April 24, 2018: Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner provide testimony to House Investments and Financial Services.
  • January 31, 2018: Commissioner provides testimony to House Investments and Financial Services
  • February 28, 2017: Commissioner provides testimony to House Investments and Financial Services.

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