Statutes, Regulations & Statements of Policy

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities is endowed with administrative powers through more than a dozen laws that have evolved over more than a century.  This page assembles many relevant statutes and regulations in one place. 

This website does not provide official copies of documents—please consult an attorney or the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau should you require that level of rigor.

Regulations & Statements of Policy

A complete and up-to-date index of regulations and statements of policy for institutions and licensees of the Department of Banking and Securities can be found under Title 10 of the Pennsylvania Code.


Department of Banking and Securities Code
Relating to and regulating the business of banking and securities.

Banking Code of 1965
Relating to and regulating the business of banking.

Check Casher Licensing Act
Regulating the check-cashing industry; providing for the licensing of check cashers.

Consumer Credit Code - MVSF
Chapters relating to motor vehicle sales finance, effective December 1, 2014.

Consumer Discount Company Act
Relating to consumer credit; requiring licenses from the Secretary of Banking. (Tit. amended June 20, 1947, P.L. 665, No. 288)

Credit Services Act
Regulating credit services; prohibiting certain activities; providing for certain information to be given to buyers; etc.

Credit Union Code Title 17
Relating to the chartering and regulation of state-chartered credit unions. The Code was amended by Act 62 of 2014 (here).

Debt Management Services Act
Licensing and regulating debt managment services.

Debt Settlement Services Act
Licensing and regulating debt settlement services.

Licensing Business of Transmitting Money or Credit
Providing for the licensing and regulation of the business of transmitting money or credit for a fee or other consideration by the issuance of money orders, by the sale of checks or by other methods.

Loan Interest & Protection Law
Regulating agreements for the loan or use of money.  Get Act 6 Notice here.

Mortgage Bankers & Brokers & Consumer Equity Protection Act  (Chapter 3 Repealed)
Providing for the regulation and licensing of mortgage bankers and mortgage brokers; imposing additional powers and duties on the Department of Banking and the State Real Estate Commission; and providing penalties.

Mortgage Licensing Act
Relating to mortgage loan industry licensing and consumer protection.

Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act
Defining and regulating certain installment sales of motor vehicles until December 1, 2014. 

Pawnbrokers License Act
Licensing and regulating the business of pawnbrokers.

Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972
Relating to the oversight of securities transactions in Pennsylvania.

Takeover Disclosure Law of 1976
Relating to the protection of Pennsylvania corporation, shareholders, employees and the public.