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Iowa Division of Banking

Welcome to the Iowa Division of Banking (IDOB) web site. The IDOB strives to maintain a regulatory environment that assures the citizens of Iowa are provided banking and other financial services that are safe, sound, profitable, and contribute to the economic well-being of the state and its communities. We hope that you will visit our site often.

For our most recent news and public release information related to COVID-19, please see the COVID-19 News and IDOB Responses page on our web site.


Iowa Division Banking is operating during its normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is being staffed at a reduced level. Visitors are discouraged although employees may meet with visitors by appointment only. Visitors expecting to stay longer than 5 minutes must be approved in advance by IDOB on-site staff. The phone number is 515-281-4014.

The IDOB regulates all Iowa state-chartered banks but also has regulatory and licensing authority over consumer lenders, mortgage businesses, real estate appraisers, appraisal management companies and payday lenders conducting business in Iowa. Professional Licensing is a bureau of the Division of Banking and consists of the licensing boards for accountants; architects; engineers and land surveyors; landscape architects; real estate brokers and agents; and interior designers.