Office of Financial Institutions

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 24, 2007  
Contact Information:  Kelly May
Public Information Officer
502-573-3390, ext. 252

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2007) – The District Three field staff of the Kentucky Office of Financial Institutions (OFI) has relocated to a new Louisville office.

    The new office, at 9112 Leesgate Road, Louisville, KY 40222, is strategically located at the Interstate 64 interchange near Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Parkway. The expanded space will improve efficiency in preparing for examinations. The increased file space is critical for storing reports and exams, which are required to be kept on file. Additional meeting space in the new facility will be useful when state examiners meet with federal regulators and others.

    “The Louisville District Office serves an important region of our financial services industry in Kentucky, and we needed the additional space to accommodate the 17 examiners that work in our Louisville district,” said OFI Executive Director Cordell Lawrence. “This move and expansion doubles our capacity, which positions us well for supervising the growing financial services industry in the District Three area of operation.”

    District Three includes the Louisville metropolitan area, northern Kentucky, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Lawrenceburg, Frankfort and Shelbyville.

    OFI examiners conduct examinations and investigations within banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers/brokers, consumer finance, payday lending and the securities industry, including broker/dealers and investment advisers.

    Anyone who would like to visit the new office may call OFI’s main office at 502-573-3390 to schedule an appointment. The Louisville field office phone number is 502-429-3290.

    OFI is an agency of the Department of Public Protection in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.  It licenses, charters and regulates the activities of state-chartered/licensed depository and nondepository financial institutions. OFI’s mission is to serve the public through effective and efficient regulation that promotes consumer confidence and economic growth.