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Madison power outage impacting DFI phone lines

July 19, 2019 - The power outage in downtown Madison has impacted some of DFI's phone lines affecting:

  • Corporations
  • LLC's
  • Notary Public
  • Trademark
  • Apostille
  • and '0' for assistance

  • DFI has set up a temporary contact phone number. If you need to reach any of the above listed DFI services, please call (608) 267-7107
    Thank you for your patience in this matter.

    The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Offers Resources to Help Investment Professionals Work with Clients Affected by the Opioid Epidemic

    June 15, 2019 - The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) today announced the availability of resources to help raise awareness of the impact of the opioid epidemic on investment professionals and their clients, especially senior investors.

    See the full press release here.

    Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    MADISON - In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, DFI reminds financial professionals and the public throughout Wisconsin to be on the lookout for elder financial abuse, including potential exploitation by family members or caretakers.

    See the full press release here.

    Eric Page Convicted in Securities Fraud Case

    MADISON - On May 29, 2019, Eric Page, of Converse, Texas, was sentenced to four years in state prison based on a 2013 conviction of seven felony counts of securities fraud and one felony count of theft. At the time of the 2013 conviction, the court withheld sentencing and placed Page on probation for 11 years with the possibility of early discharge if he made full restitution and complied with conditions that he not work with clients, mortgages or in any client advisory role dealing with financial matters.

    See the full press release here.

    James Nickels Sentenced in The Fiscal Concierge Ponzi Scheme

    MADISON - On May 29, 2019, James Nickels, age 68, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for conducting a Ponzi scheme he carried out through his business, The Fiscal Concierge, LLC from 2006 to 2017. Under a plea agreement reached in February 2019, Nickels will pay $3,193,616 in restitution to 41 investors, 39 from Wisconsin, and one each from Illinois and Michigan.

    See the full press release here.

    Inaugural Southwest Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest Awards $3,000

    MADISON - The Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt held the first-ever Money Smart Essay Contest for high school seniors in Southwest Wisconsin during Money Smart Week, March 30 – April 6, 2019. Students from Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, and Rock County had the opportunity to write an essay about how they plan to finance their college education for a chance to win one of three $1,000 Edvest gift cards, sponsored by Oregon Community Bank, Park Bank (Madison), Settlers bank (Windsor), and Summit Credit Union (Madison).

    See the full press release here.

    User Manuals Available for New UCC and Trademark System

    User Manuals are now available to help customers become familiar with many of the basic functions of our new UCC and Trademark System. These files can be found on our UCC main page.