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Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance

The Department of Banking was created by Nebraska legislators to regulate state-chartered banks and other financial industries within the state. In 1939, regulation of state securities laws was also placed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Banking. Today, the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance regulates and supervises various financial industries on behalf of the State of Nebraska and its residents.


Intrastate Crowdfunding

Intrastate crowdfunding is now available in Nebraska. The Department has adopted Form NCF for issuers who wish to conduct a crowdfunding offering, and form NPO for entities which to register as a portal operator.

Click here for our new Crowdfunding page.



The Nebraska Legislature enacted significant changes to the laws governing switches, ATMS, and point-of-sale terminals.  To implement LB 348 (2015), the Department has adopted the form, “Notices of Switch Operation,” and has rescinded Financial Institutions Statement of Policy #33.

Click here for our new “Switches” page.


Are you an informed investor?

Savvy consumers know it is important to compare prices on similar products to get the best value for their money. Wouldn’t it be nice if the same were true when shopping for a broker-dealer firm to handle your investments?
Read more about understanding Broker-Dealer Fees


Annual Deposit Limitation Calculation

The deposit limitation as of October 1, 2014, is $13,284,854,660. Please click the link on the bottom right of this web page, or here, for additional information.


Money Transmitter Permissible Investments

The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued an Order expanding the types of permissible investments for money transmitters. Licensees are able to include ACH Receivables, Credit Card Receivables, and Debit Card Receivables as permissible investments, subject to the conditions contained in the Order.

View Order


Delayed Deposit Services   Interpretative Opinion No. 8

The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance has issued an Interpretative Opinion regarding the use of the terms “loan” and “payday loan” by licensees under the Delayed Deposit Services Licensing Act.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Delayed Deposit Services have been updated.


Derivative Transactions Order

The 2010 Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act required that state laws regarding bank lending limits address certain credit exposures arising from use of derivatives. The 2012 Nebraska Legislature amended the bank lending limit statute accordingly. On December 14, 2012, Director John Munn signed an Order establishing the standards for derivative and securities financing transactions. The Order is effective January 21, 2013.



Residential Mortgage Licensing Act Forms Adopted

The Department has adopted forms related to nonprofit organizations offering services in areas regulated by the Residential Mortgage Licensing Act. The forms are the Application for Nonprofit Organization Certificate of Exemption, and the Annual Attestation for a Nonprofit Organization Certificate of Exemption. The Department has also issued a checklist to assist applicants in gathering appropriate information for the certificate process. The forms are issued under the authority of Section 45-703.01 of the Residential Mortgage Licensing Act.

Mortgage Lenders


Interpretative Opinion No. 26: Use of Certifications and Designations in Advertising by Investment Adviser Representatives and Broker-Dealer Agents
The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance, Bureau of Securities issues an interpretative opinion regarding the use of designations in advertising by investment adviser representatives and broker-dealer agents. The Department periodically reviews the list of designations.

Read Interpretative Opinion & Approved Designations (09-30-2015)

To receive email notification when updates are made to the list of designations, please click here.




NDBF News Releases (Current - 2013)

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Contact Us

Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance
1526 K Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508-2732
Mail to:
P.O. Box 95006
Lincoln, NE 68509-5006
Financial Institutions Division:(402)471-2171
Bureau of Securities:(402)471-3445
Consumer Hotline:(877)471-3445


Pete Ricketts

Governor of Nebraska
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