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California Regulator Reiterates that Credit Sales Cannot be Used to Evade Financing Law

Posted in Regulatory Developments

In two recent actions, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) addressed whether companies that purchase retail installment contracts should be considered bona fide purchasers of credit sales or whether those transactions should be considered loans subject to the California Financing Law (CFL). In doing so, the DBO reiterates existing case law and sets forth the factors that the DBO will consider when determining whether a purchase of a retail installment contract should be recharacterized as a loan.

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