November 05, 2010
Volume 14, Number 4 - October 2010
SB 1137 Reminder - Loan Foreclosure and Modification Guidelines
All licensees with residential mortgage loans should have loan foreclosure and modification guidelines in place in accordance with SB 1137. This law requires early contact and communications between mortgagees, beneficiaries, or authorized agents and specified borrowers to explore options that could avoid foreclosure and facilitate the modification or restructuring of loans in appropriate circumstances. SB 1137 applies to mortgages or deeds of trust recorded from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007 that are secured by owner-occupied residential real property containing no more than four dwelling units. The DFI will be reviewing this information during examinations and will continue to collect updated information as part of the DFI's Residential Mortgage Loan Survey.
Highlights of 2010 State Chaptered Legislation
Attached is Highlights of 2010 State Chaptered Legislation. This summary is a compendium of most but not all of the legislation that may have an impact on financial institutions. There is a brief description of each measure with a link to the chaptered version of that legislation.
We hope you find the 2010 Highlights of State Chaptered Legislation to be a productive tool. We encourage any suggestions you may have to improve its usefulness to you and your organization.
SCO Fall Newsletter
The State Controller’s Office (SCO) has requested that DFI assist them with notifying business and financial institutions of various changes concerning California’s Unclaimed Property Program by forwarding the following information to DFI licensees and others that hold unclaimed property:
Please take some time to read the 2010 Fall Newsletter regarding the California Unclaimed Property Program. The newsletter includes information about the Due Diligence Notices and Property Transaction Dates. The newsletter can be found at http://www.sco.ca.gov/upd_rptg_outreach.html.
If you have any questions, please contact the Unclaimed Property Reporting Unit at (916) 464-6284 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the Holder Outreach Unit at email@example.com.
Commercial Bank Activity
Acquisition of Control
Peter Heung Ng Hui, to acquire control of First Choice Bank
RBB Bancorp, to acquire control of Royal Business Bank
California Oaks State Bank, Thousand Oaks, to merge with and into California United Bank, Encino
Professional Business Bank, Pasadena, to merge with and into California General Bank, Pasadena (concurrent with the conversion of California General Bank, N.A. to state charter)
Change of Name
Bank of Santa Barbara, to change its name to The Bank of Santa Barbara
Premium Finance Company Activity
New Premium Finance Company
C & C Premium Finance Corp.
500 N. State College Boulevard, Orange, Orange County
Credit Union Activity
Two credit unions received approval for two bylaw amendments during September 2010.
Field of Membership
Two credit unions received approval to add two new fields of membership during September 2010.
1st Pacific Credit Union, Vallejo, CA, to merge with and into Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Durham, NC
Focus One Community Credit Union, Monrovia, to merge with and into First City Credit Union, Los Angeles
Palo Alto Community Federal Credit Union, Palo Alto, to merge with and into San Mateo Credit Union, Redwood City
Transmitter of Money Abroad Activity
GPS Capital Markets, Inc.
Acquisition of Control
Apax Guernsey PCC Limited, to acquire control of Travelex Currency Services, Inc.
Apax Guernsey PCC Limited, to acquire control of Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc.
Progress International, LLC, to acquire control of Unidos Financial Services
Issuer of Payment Instrument Activity
New Payment Instrument
WILLIAM S. HARAF
Commissioner of Financial Institutions
Bulletin for Month ended
October 2010, issued pursuant
to Financial Code section 258
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