Our department regulates state-chartered banks and credit unions, licensed financial service providers, charitable organizations, commissioned notaries, and the securities industry. Our department also issues notary public commissions and apostilles, and registers trademarks. Our department maintains the state’s business and organization filings and administers the Wisconsin Consumer Act. In addition, our department administers the state’s college savings program, promotes financial literacy, capability and inclusion, and provides academic and career planning. Our department is self-supporting through program revenue derived from fees and assessments paid by regulated entities and individuals. For more information, visit our agency overview page.