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On May 1, 2023, the DFPI held its Inaugural Meeting for the new DFPI Advisory Committee for the 2023-2025 Term.  There were largely three highlights.  First, the DFPI introduced the DFPI's new Committee ( : Angela Reed-Becker – Equabli Inc. Cindy Yaklin – States Recovery Systems Inc. Desiree Nguyen Orth – East Bay Community Law Center Kali Miller – PTNSVC… Read More

During a telephone conference call on December 8 labeled as a “listening session,” California’s newly renamed DFPI (formerly DBO) provided additional details about its upcoming plans for rulemaking related to the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (AB 1864, aka the mini-CFPB) and related to the Debt Collectors License Act (SB 908). Similar to what was discussed during the first such… Read More

AB 1864 has now passed California’s legislature and is another California fire with which Governor Newsom must deal.  This Bill seeks to rename the Department of Business Oversight as the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (“DFPI”), and is expected to be signed by Governor Newsom. Earlier, Governor Newsom proposed the CFPL in his 2020-2021 budget frame-work. The goal, according to Newsom,… Read More

The California Legislature passed a budget by its annual deadline to do so--June 15, 2020—but the budget did not include Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed mini-CFPB. Earlier, Governor Newsom’s January 2020 proposed budget included the California Consumer Financial Protection Law, which sought to overhaul the California Department of Business Oversight (“DBO”) and remake it into a more powerful Department of Financial… Read More