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    DBO Says It "Will Not Criticize" Banks And Credit Unions For Holding Virtual Meetings

    In response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) emergency, the California Department of Business Oversight has issued guidance to banks and credit unions and to escrow agents, finance lenders and services, student loan servicers, residential mortgage...

    Financial Code, California Corporations Code, Corporate Governance

    Must A Broker-Dealer Be Licensed As A Personal Property Broker?

    Is your California securities broker-dealer a licensed personal property broker?  Does it need to have such a license to make loans to its customers?  Anyone reading California Corporations Code Section 25217(c) would conclude that it must:

    broker-dealer, Broker-Dealers, Financial Code, Financial Code Section 17000, Finance Lenders Law, personal property broker, Section 22050, Section 25217, Section 22000, Section 25211

    California Proposes To End Bylaw Amendment Reviews

    Credit Unions got their start in Nineteenth Century Germany.  In 1909, Roman Catholic textile workers opened the first credit union in the United States, St. Mary's Cooperative Credit Association (later, renamed La Caisse Populaire Ste.-Marie).  At...

    10 CCR 30.105, Financial Code, NCUA, Uncategorized, amendment, Bylaws, Commissioner of Business Oversight, Credit Union, Financial Institutions, state charter

    Consumer Loan, Commercial Loan or Neither?

    The California Finance Lenders Law imposes a licensing requirement on persons engaged in the business of a finance lender.  Cal. Fin. Code § 22100(a).  Chapter 2 of the CFLL imposes a host of requirements on "consumer loans" and Chapter 3 imposes a...

    Financial Code, Section 22502, Finance Lenders, 22550, Cal. Fin. Code, Section 22203, troisieme voie

    Bill Introduced To Require Registration Of Finders Under The California Finance Lenders Law

    The California Finance Lenders Law, Financial Code § 22000 et seq., currently requires licensing of finance lenders and brokers.  A finance lender is defined as any person who is engaged in the business of making consumer loans or making commercial...

    Financial Code, SB 297, Section 22009, Finance Lenders, CFLL, finders, Senator Bill Dodd