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2017 Press Releases

Governor Brown signs nation’s toughest PACE consumer protections

Download this press release (PDF) SACRAMENTO – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed legislation that establishes the nation’s most extensive set of consumer protections for California homeowners who finance energy-efficiency improvements through the...

More than 15 million Californians affected by Equifax hack

Download this press release (PDF) SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) today urged all Californians to check immediately and take protective measures if they are among those whose personal information may have been compromised...

Payday lending slows statewide, but surges among senior citizens

Download this press release (PDF) SACRAMENTO – Payday lending slowed in California in 2016 although it increased dramatically among senior citizens who for the first time took out more of the loans than any other age group, according to a report released...