TDFI Mission & Vision


The primary statutory mission of the Department of Financial Institutions is to provide the people of Tennessee with a safe and sound system of banks and other institutions by ensuring safety and soundness and compliance with governing law, while giving institutions the opportunity to contribute to the economic progress of Tennessee and the nation. Furthermore, with respect to non-deposit companies, our mission is to seek the greatest access to credit for consumers within the bounds of the law and prudent operations by licensed companies.


Our vision is the establishment of a regulatory program that provides for a sound state financial services system within which institutions have the opportunity to succeed and serve their communities by encouraging commerce while there is strong enforcement of laws and regulations to protect citizens.