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Industry Advisories - Financial Regulation

The Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation issues advisories for the industries and activities regulated by the Commissioner, including but not limited to licensed or registered financial service businesses and state-chartered financial institutions. Advisories provide time-sensitive regulatory notifications or policy-related guidance.

Most advisories are available for one to two years after issuance; certain policy-related advisories will remain indefinitely (or until they are determined to be no longer relevant). All advisories are downloadable as a pdf unless otherwise indicated.

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 2022 ADVISORIES

REGULATED ACTIVITY OR INDUSTRY

ISSUE DATE
(mm/dd/yyyy)

ADVISORY TITLE

TYPE OF ADVISORY

all licensed or registered entities

09/21/2022

Prepare to Renew Your License (for 2023)

alert

mortgage lending and servicing

06/21/2022

Notice of Final Action: Model Standards for Mortgage Servicers and Lenders

notice

mortgage lending and servicing; consumer lending; installment loans; sales financing; debt collection

05/12/2022

Notice to Lenders and Servicers: Court Decision on So-Called “Convenience Fees”

guidance

money services businesses

04/27/2022

Cyber Threat to Cryptocurrency Industry

alert

exempt collection agency registrants

04/08/2022

Exempt Collection Agency Registrants Transition of Registration to NMLS

alert

mortgage servicing; debt collection; foreclosure

02/07/2022 (corrected)

Maryland’s Homeowner Assistance Fund: FAQs for Mortgage Servicers (CORRECTED)
(Issued jointly with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development)

guidance


* Amended and/or restated by a subsequent advisory.

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