The Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending is fundamentally committed to the comprehensive regulation of the state’s savings institutions, mortgage brokers, and mortgage bankers to protect the financial interests of depositors, creditors and borrowers. The Department will act in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, and will at all times remain accessible and responsive to the public, the industry, other government agencies, and public officials. The Department will strive to recruit and retain qualified professional staff who share its philosophy and are highly motivated to carry out its mission.