The California Department of Business Oversight has sent an email to servicers notifying them of the publication of its final student loan servicer regulations, which became effective March 28, 2019. The DBO published its initial rules on September 8, 2017 and modified the proposed rules three times. Servicers have been operating without final rules

Governor Brown yesterday signed into law SB 1235, a bill requiring consumer-like disclosures to be made on certain commercial finance products, including small business loans and merchant cash advances, among other things.  Contrary to reports in certain press outlets, the law will not take effect by a date certain.  Rather, the California Department of

The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has published a second round of modifications to its proposed regulations under the State’s Student Loan Servicing Act.  As previously covered, the DBO published its first round of revised rules last month.

The latest revisions to the regulations clarify servicer responsibilities related to application of payments, borrower

The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has published modifications to its proposed regulations under the State’s Student Loan Servicing Act.  As previously covered, the DBO published notice of its initial proposed rules on September 8, 2017.  A blackline of the changes is available here.

The initial regulations mandated extensive customer service obligations. 

California and the District of Columbia have recently released regulations under their respective student loan servicing laws.  Each is taking comments on its regulations, but whereas California has merely issued proposed regulations, the District of Columbia has issued emergency regulations that are currently in effect. A brief summary of the regulations and their effective dates

Tom Dresslar, the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning at the California Department of Business Oversight, California’s state bank regulator, has retired.  Mr. Dresslar joined the DBO in late 2014 after a long career in California state government and, before that, as the Sacramento Bureau Chief for the Daily Journal, Los Angeles’s daily legal newspaper.