As discussed in an earlier blog post, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (“DFPI”) issued an Invitation for Comments on the Proposed Second Rulemaking under the Debt Collection Licensing Act (“DCLA”) on August 19, 2021. The Commissioner is now considering draft regulations related to the DCLA’s scope, annual report, and document retention requirements, and has issued an “Invitation for Comments on Draft Text for Proposed Second Rulemaking Under the Debt Collection Licensing Act.”… Continue Reading
The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has issued final regulations to implement SB 1235, the bill signed into law on September 30, 2018 that requires consumer-like disclosures to be made for certain commercial financing products, including small business loans and merchant cash advances.
SB 1235, codified at CA Financial Code (Code) sections 22800-22805, requires a “provider,” meaning a person who extends a specific offer of “commercial financing” as defined in Code section 22800(d) to a recipient, to give the recipient certain disclosures at the time the provider extends the offer. … Continue Reading
Last week, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced that it had entered into a consent order with Wheels Financial Group, LLC d/b/a LoanMart, a California-based company that markets and services automobile title loans. LoanMart was the subject of an investigation launched in September 2020 in which the DFPI (then still named the Department of Business Oversight) was investigating whether LoanMart, through its partnership with a Utah bank, was evading the interest rate cap in the Fair Access to Credit Act (FACA). … Continue Reading
The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) is seeking comments on a proposed rulemaking under the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL). The proposal would implement the authority that the CCFPL gives the DFPI to require companies that provide financial products and services to California consumers to register with the DFPI and to require registered companies “to generate and provide records to facilitate oversight of registrants and detect risks to California consumers.” … Continue Reading
The New York Department of Financial Services has issued a proposed regulation to implement S 5470–B, which requires consumer-like disclosures for “commercial financing” transactions of $2.5 million or less. The proposed regulation would give the provisions added by S 5470-B to the Financial Services Law the title “Commercial Finance Disclosure Law” (CFDL). … Continue Reading
The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has issued an invitation for comments from interested parties on draft rules to implement certain provisions of the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL) which became effective on January 1, 2021. The CCFPL provisions that the draft rules would implement deal with (1) procedures for a covered person or service provider to respond to consumer complaints and inquiries, and (2) the definition of unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices in connection with the offering or providing of commercial financing or other financial products and services to small business recipients, nonprofits, and family farms. … Continue Reading
American Banker has reported that Manny Alvarez, Commissioner of the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, will be leaving the agency on June 18, 2021.
According to the report, Governor Newsom is expected to name Chief Deputy Commissioner Chris Shultz, who is currently second in command at the DFPI, Acting Commissioner.… Continue Reading