SECRETARY'S LETTERS - CREDIT SERVICES ACT
Secretary’s Letters are not intended as and do not constitute legal advice. Please keep in mind that these letters contain generalizations regarding the applicable law discussed herein and are therefore not inclusive of all of the law’s provisions, conditions, exceptions, and details. It is critically important for you to read the applicable law and seek guidance from your legal counsel regarding the effects of the law on your business operations. NOTE: most links on this page are to PDF documents.
Secretary's Letter on Cybersecurity (PDF)
The Department continues to work collaboratively with federal regulators, other states financial regulators, and other Commonwealth agencies to address cybersecurity challenges.
Cybersecurity Efforts and Resources (PDF)
A letter from the Secretary of Banking and Securities to all state-chartered and licensed entities announcing the formation of a Cybersecurity Task Force, describing Commonwealth cybersecurity efforts, and encouraging the development of cybersecurity attack prevention and mitigation plans using available and recommended resources.
All Licensees Under the Mortgage Licensing Act and Consumer Discount Company Act (PDF)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Banking (the recently issued two statements of policy that may affect certain aspects of your business. These statements of policy became effective on July 10, 2010, by virtue of their publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (40 Pa.B. 3868, 3869).
Mortgage Reform Laws (PDF)
Provides detailed explanation of three bills signed into law by Governor Edward G. Rendell on July 8, 2008: Act 56 of 2008, House Bill 2179 (P.N. 4020), the new consolidated mortgage licensing bill (the “Mortgage Act”), Act 57 of 2008, Senate Bill 483 (P.N. 2163), which amends the Loan Interest and Protection Law (the “LIPL”), and Act 58 of 2008, Senate Bill 484 (P.N. 2251), which amends the Department of Banking Code (the “DOB Code”).
Nontraditional Mortgage Guidance (PDF)
To help protect borrowers and promote sound business practices, the Department of Banking has issued guidance to Pennsylvania mortgage companies who offer so-called “nontraditional” loans such as interest-only and payment option adjustable-rate mortgages.
Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions (PDF)
Secretary's Letter regarding President Bush's Executive Order Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit or Support Terrorism.