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The North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions is responsible for chartering, regulating, and examining North Dakota state-chartered banks, credit unions, and trust companies.  The Department also licenses and regulates Money Brokers, Mortgage Loan Originators, Deferred Presentment Service Providers (Payday Lenders), Collection Agencies, Debt Settlement Service Providers, and Money Transmitters conducting business in North Dakota.  Please be aware the Department does not regulate all institutions doing business in North Dakota.  Specifically, we do not regulate federally-chartered banks or credit unions.

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Department Issues Order on Former Bank Employee

On January 15, 2019, Commissioner Lise Kruse issued an Order suspending Bobbi Miller, a former employee of Kirkwood Bank and Trust, from employment or otherwise participating in the affairs of any financial corporation, financial institution, credit union, or other entity licensed by the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions.  The parties listed in this Order have been provided the opportunity to request a hearing pursuant to law.  A copy of the Order may be viewed here: Order

Joint Statement on Sharing Resources to improve BSA Compliance

Federal agencies issue a joint statement on banks and credit unions sharing resources to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Bank Secrecy Act Compliance.  Click here to read the statement. 

Civil Money Penalty Issued

On July 26, 2018, Commissioner Lise Kruse issued an Order imposing a $2,000.00 civil money penalty against Kirk Wullweber of Minot, North Dakota.  The Commissioner finds that Kirk Wullweber acted in willful violation of North Dakota law and a previously issued Departmental Order by engaging in unlicensed collection activity with a resident of North Dakota.  The party listed in this Order has been provided the opportunity to appeal the assessment pursuant to law.  A copy of the Order can be viewed here.

Proposed Administrative Rules Relating to State Chartered Credit Unions

The State Credit Union Board will hold a public hearing to address proposed new rules and amendments to Title 13 of the North Dakota Administrative Code.  The hearing will be held on August 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the Conference Room of the Department of Financial Institutions at 2000 Schafer Street, Suite G, Bismarck, North Dakota. 

Click here to see the full hearing notice.

Click here to see the proposed Administrative Rules.

Appraisal Waiver Request Made to the FFIEC Appraisal Subcommittee

To help address the appraiser shortage in North Dakota, Governor Burgum, Commissioner Kruse, and the North Dakota Bankers Association have submitted a temporary waiver request for certain real estate appraiser requirements from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's Appraisal Subcommittee.   Specifically, the request asks for an increase of the limit when an appraisal is required from $250,000 to $500,000 for residential real estate loans and from $500,000 to $1,000,000 for agriculture and business loans.  This will improve North Dakota citizens’ ability to obtain real estate mortgages in a timely and cost efficient manner and will provide another option for consumers.  


Click here to view the entire appraisal waiver application.