Tag Archives: California

Calif. DFPI to Get $7M More in Proposed Budget

The Governor of California has earmarked more than $11 million of the budget for the state’s Department of Financial Protection & Innovation to “protect consumers and ensure transparency of the debt collector industry through strong government oversight and data collection.” The item was part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $286 billion …

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January 1 Means New Laws Now in Effect

Along with college football and resolutions, January 1 is also a day when new laws often take effect, and there are some that went into effect that apply to the accounts receivable management industry. At the federal level, the No Surprises Act is now in effect, even though a lawsuit …

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DFPI Issues Draft Rules to License Four New Types of Industries, Including Debt Settlement Providers

The California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation is seeking comments on a proposed rulemaking that would require four different industries to be registered with the state in order to operate — debt settlement services, student debt relief services, education financing, and wage-based advances. Comments on the proposed rulemaking are …

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California Legislature Passes AB1020

The California state Senate has followed the Assembly in passing AB1020, a bill that would restrict hospitals from selling certain patient debts, require collectors to certify that patients have been screened for public programs and financial assistance before filing a collection lawsuit, and extend the period before a debt could …

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