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Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Board of Financial Institutions is to serve the citizens of the State of South Carolina. We will do this by......

  • Licensing, supervising, examining and regulating the financial community in our oversight jurisdiction.
  • Protecting the public from unlawful or improper practices of our financial institutions. We will work to ensure that our financial institutions adhere to the law.
  • Educate and communicate with the public giving them the information they need to make wise financial choices.
  • Operate a safe and sound financial system so that the public can have the highest confidence possible.
  • Promoting the growth, innovation and financial stability of our State financial institutions, which allows them to be more competitive and profitable; therefore offering a broad range of products/services and making them more accessible and affordable to the public.
  • Creating an environment where the State charter is the charter of choice for institutions headquartered in the State.