Tag Archives: Manuel Alvarez

DFPI Hires Advocate to Run Fintech Office

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) yesterday announced it has hired a leading consumer advocate to run its Office of Financial Technology and Innovation, with the mandate to create a “national model for fostering responsible innovation” for entrepreneurs developing financial products and services in the state. The …

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New California Regulator Launches Investigation Into Collection Industry; Subpoenas 12 Companies

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) came out swinging yesterday with its first major action, issuing subpoenas to a dozen companies in the accounts receivable management industry, investigating consumer complaints about alleged unlawful, unfair, deceptive, or abusive collection practices. The companies that were issued subpoenas are: Portfolio …

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