Be aware before you share

DFR urges consumers to check insurance policies before sharing rides, rooms.
The new “sharing economy” is changing the landscape of small business in the U.S. and Vermont.  

Investors should discuss cybersecurity with their financial professionals

With an ever-growing list of financial institutions targeted by organized cyber-attacks, the Department of Financial Regulation reminds investors that it is important to understand how their personal information is being protected by financial firms.

DFR report on Act 199

During the 2013-2014 Legislative session, the Department of Financial Regulation was asked to conduct a study on crowdfunding, licensed lending, the Vermont Small Business Offering Exemption, and electronic insurance notices. 

A smart plan to prepare for disaster includes insurance protection

Wildfires, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes - disasters strike everywhere in the U.S. That's why it is improtant to make sure your insurance needs are in order, especially your homeowners' or renter's policies. The Department of Financial Regulation, Division of Insurance encourages you to take some time to refamilarize yourself with your policies and to address any questions with your insurance agent or company.<--break->

Securities Division announces new small business regulation

Video by Cory Dawson/VtDigger.org

Raising CapitalChanges to the Vermont Small Business Offering Exemption (VSBOE) have been a priority at DFR for many months. On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Department announced that the proposed changes have been approved. These changes are expected to make raising capital easier for our small businesses.

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