Governor Proposes To Increase In DFPI Spending

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom met the constitutional deadline for submitting a proposed budget.  Cal. Const. Art. IV, § 12(a).  The release of the budget kicks of a prolonged legislative process.  In the next several weeks, the budget committee...

A New Year Has Begun, Time To Get Started On Last Year's Annual Report

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Gathering Your Data!

Confusion Abounds Over Scope Of Debt Collection Licensing Act

California's new Debt Collection Licensing Act, Cal. Fin. Code § 100000 et seq., took effect on January 1, 2022.  However, the legislature's inartful and inconsistent draftsmanship has resulted in a great deal of uncertainty over who exactly must be...

NMLS Slowdown Frustrates Debt Collector License Applicants As Application Deadline Looms

California had been one of 16 states that did not require licensing of debt collectors.  That changed last year with the enactment of the Debt Collection Licensing Act.  2020 Cal. Stats. ch. 163 (SB 908).   The law takes effect on New Year's Day. ...

New Laws For A New Year

California's Department of Financial Protection & Innovation has complied this summary of new laws that affect or may otherwise be of interest to persons licensed by the department.  In general, these laws will take effect on January 1, 2022.  See ...

DFPI Issues Cryptic Cryptocurrency Warning

The California Department of Financial Protection is warning consumers that "companies that may be engaging in unlicensed activity and/or falsely advertising cryptocurrency products and services".  The warning lists numerous companies or sites...

Identity Thief Impersonates DFPI

It seems that no one's identity is immune from theft, including financial regulators.  Last week, the California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation announced that it received a complaint from a California resident regarding an email...

Some Lawyers Must Soon Be Licensed By The DFPI

California had been one of 16 states that did not require licensing of debt collectors.  That changed last year with the enactment of the Debt Collection Licensing Act.  2020 Cal. Stats. ch. 163 (SB 908).  The DCLA will effect at the beginning of...

Governor Appoints New Commissioner - Go Bears!

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the appointment of Clothilde “Cloey” Hewlett to serve as California's next Commissioner of the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.  Ms. Hewlett has been serving as the executive director...

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