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The DBO Opens a Second Period Ending September 9, 2019, for Public Comment on the New Disclosure Laws Relating to Commercial Financing.
The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") has now asked the public to submit a second round of comments regarding Senate Bill 1235, which requires that lenders disclose certain information to borrowers when they provide commercial financing. T he deadline for the comments is September 9, 2019. We receive many questions about how the process works and when the new law requiring disclosures will go into effect. As such, we will be posting a number of blogs on our website and including them in our newsletters that explain the procedures the regulators must follow. For now, don't worry, the new regulations will not become effective by January 1, 2020.

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State Of California Must Repay Homeowners For Misuse Of $331 Million

After the California Supreme Court refused in July to hear the appeal of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, it is now clear that the State of California must use proceeds awarded in a lawsuit to aid California homeowners adversely affected by the mortgage crisis of the last decade. The state’s highest court reaffirmed the order of a California appeals court to repay the proceeds, which total $331 million. 

In 2012, California and 49 states agreed to a settlement with the five largest U.S. mortgage servicers: Ally (formerly known as GMAC), Bank of America, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo. The lawsuit contained countless allegations of federal law violations and was settled with $20 billion paid to homeowners affected by the mortgage crisis. The states also received a total of $2.5 billion. Read More
Public Comments On SB 1235 Due September 9

In 2018, SB 1235 was signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill requires that lenders disclose certain information to borrowers when they provide commercial financing. Under the bill, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) must adopt a variety of appropriate regulations, including those that govern the types of disclosures to which SB 1235 applies. The DBO has now, for a second time, asked the public to submit comments regarding SB 1235. The DBO carefully reviews all comments it receives and drafts regulations that are proposed for adoption through the rulemaking process. More about this rulemaking process in later blogs. Read More
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