Administrative Letters: An administrative letter is
the method by which the Commissioner of Financial Institutions formally communicates
with entities regulated by the Bureau of Financial Institutions. Administrative
Letters are not regulations or laws, but are positions that the Bureau of Financial
Institutions has taken on issues affecting financial institutions. Administrative
Letters are often issued after the Bureau of Financial Institutions identifies or
receives a number of questions or concerns about a particular issue, regulation
or law. Administrative Letters provide helpful direction, guidance, instructions,
interpretations, or general information.
Administrative Letters issued by the Bureau of Financial
Regulations: Regulations are administrative rules.
The Virginia General Assembly, through the legislative process, imparts responsibilities
upon the Commission, which include the promulgation of its own rules and regulations
to help it carry out its statutory responsibilities.
Title 10 of the Virginia Administrative Code contains Bureau of Financial Institutions
On June 1, 2017 the Commission entered its Order Adopting Regulations (Case No. BFI-2017-00013*) with an effective date of July 1, 2017. Please use the link provided to review these rules until the Administrative Code section of the Legislative Information Services website is updated.
*You may review all documents associated with this case via the SCC's Docket Search system.
Statutes or Laws: Virginia statutes and laws are enacted
through the legislative representative process by the Virginia General Assembly.
Virginia banking and finance statutes and laws are found in
Title 6.2 of the Code of Virginia.
The Code of Virginia and the Virginia Administrative Code are available on-line
through Legislative Information Systems (LIS).
You may also place an order for Financial Institutions Laws and Related Laws of
Virginia from the LexisNexis Group.