DBO Education and Outreach Events in Oakland, San Francisco and Fresno (and San Diego coming soon!)

Join the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) at financial education and outreach events throughout the state. The events provide an opportunity for local community-based organizations, financial institutions, and government agencies to collaborate regarding financial education, consumer protection and community outreach.

Expert insight on financial education campaigns, events, and free financial education resources… • Banking, […]

Are you ready to buy your first home? Contact CalHFA

Are you ready to buy your first home?

Fill out this short online questionnaire if you’d like to speak with a CalHFA First-Time Homebuyer representative or get a referral to a CalHFA-Approved Loan Officer who can get you started on your homebuying journey.

https://wp12.calhfa.ca.gov/LeadsContactForm/

 

July is designated as National Military Consumer Protection Month!

July is designated as National Military Consumer Protection Month!

Make each day of this Military Consumer Protection Month a step forward on your path to being a smarter and safer consumer by exploring the resources below:

Military Consumer is a joint initiative by federal and state agencies, consumer advocates, and military support groups from […]

California Financial Resource Fair at the State Capitol on June 16

California Financial Resource Fair at the State Capitol on June 16

Thank you to all the agencies that participated in this year’s resource fair.

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California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair and Savings Plus Workshop on April 24 in Los Angeles

As April is National Financial Literacy month. The DBO Education and Outreach team is hosting a California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair (see attached flyer). When: Monday, April 24, 2017 10 am – 2 pm Where: Ronald Reagan State Building Atrium 300 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

During the […]

SAVE THE DATE! Financial Literacy Month Workshops in Sacramento and Los Angeles

SAVE THE DATE!

Financial Literacy Month

Workshops

April 18 • Sacramento

CalHR

1515 S Street, Sacramento

10 a.m. — 11 a.m.

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April 24 • Los Angeles

Ronald Reagan Building

300 S Spring St, Los Angeles, […]

SAVE THE DATE: California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair in Sacramento

 

SAVE THE DATE:

California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair Monday, April 17 11 am – 1 pm State Capitol, South Steps Sacramento

Visit exhibitors and receive free information about: Saving Credit Homeownership Insurance Consumer Protection and more!

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ICYMI – CFPB takes action against Reverse Mortgage Companies for Deceptive Advertising

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against three reverse mortgage companies for deceptive advertisements, including claiming that consumers could not lose their homes. The CFPB is ordering American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, and Aegean Financial to cease deceptive advertising practices, implement systems to ensure […]

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam According to the FTC, Brookstone Law and Advantis Law firms convinced homeowners to make an upfront payment to join a mortgage lawsuit against banks and lenders, supposedly to help them avoid foreclosure, get rid of their mortgages, or get money from their lenders.

FTC investigators […]

SCO: It’s Back! Property Tax Postponement Program for Qualifying Seniors and Disabled

Property Tax Postponement

The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009.

The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home […]