To reach the Banking Division's Consumer Assistance group you can contact us at 1.888.568.4547 or DFR.BNKConsumer@state.vt.us
One of the most important functions of the Vermont Banking Division is to alert consumers to events that may affect them or when new financial frauds and scams arise. The latest consumer alerts issued are listed below.
www.mymoney.gov the Federal Government's website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money - how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet their personal goals.
The FDIC's website is designed to help consumers learn about the benefits and limitations of deposit insurance and features a link to EDIE the Estimator.
The Ameriquest Multi-state Settlement resolves an investigation by the Attorneys General and/or banking and finance regulators of every state (except Virginia) and the District of Columbia into claims that Ameriquest and other affiliated companies had engaged in various unlawful mortgage lending practices from January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2005. It includes Ameriquest, ACC Capital Holdings Corp., Town and Country Credit Corp., and AMC Mortgage Services, Inc. (formerly under the name Bedford Home Loans). Together, all of these companies are referred to in this Web site as “Ameriquest.” The Settlement requires that a $295 million Settlement Fund be established to provide restitution payments to certain Ameriquest borrowers identified by the States.