DFPI Warns Of Investment Adviser Identity Theft

The internet facilitates crime in the same way it facilitates legitimate business - it lowers transaction costs.  With the internet, a fraudster can steal someone's identity and then use that purloined identity to reach thousands of potential...

Governor Proposes Further DFPI Growth While Cutting DFPI Administered Grants To Nonprofits

Article IV, Section 12(a) of the California Constitution requires the Governor within the first 10 days of the year to  submit to the Legislature, with an explanatory message, a budget for the ensuing fiscal year.  Last Tuesday, Governor Gavin...

DFPI Issues Numerous Detailed Warnings Of Possible Cryptocurrency Broker Frauds

Shortly after Christmas, the California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation began issuing consumer alerts with respect to possible cryptocurrency broker frauds.  These alerts generally involved alleged "Advance Fee", "Social Media"...

What Is The List Of Central Locations For Service Of Process?

The Department of Financial Protection & Innovation's website includes a link to an Excel spreadsheet listing the designation of of location(s) for service of legal process on financial institutions.  This listing is the result of legislation...

DFPI Says No MTA License Required To Issue Tokenized U.S. Dollars

"Tell me the first tokenThat passed between you and me."

Does California Regulate Finfluencing?

A week ago, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kim Kardashian with touting on social media a crypto asset security offered and sold by EthereumMax without disclosing the payment she received for the promotion.   According...

Governor Newsom Nixes Digital Financial Assets Licensing Bill

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed  AB 2269 (Grayson) which would have created a "Digital Financial Assets Law" to be administered by the Department of Financial Protection & Innovation.  The Governor in his veto message asserted that it would...

DFPI's Plethora Of Spoils

In January, 1832, William Learned Marcy rose in the United States Senate to defend Secretary of State Martin Van Buren from criticism by Henry Clay.  Clay's attack on Van Buren is not remembered, but the words of Senator Marcy's defense are still...

DFPI Reports $214.2 Billion In Commercial Loan Originations In 2021

The California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation recently issued is 2021 Annual Report of Operation of Finance Lenders, Brokers, and PACE Administrators Licensed Under the California Financing Law.  The DFPI reports a nearly 12%...

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