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12 Apr, 2017, 16:20 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Orders

The Department of Banking and Securities issued 11 enforcement orders during the first quarter of 2017. Fines and assessments for these orders...


11 Apr, 2017, 14:10 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Offers Consumers Tips for Understanding Brokerage Fees

The Department of Banking and Securities has published a new, one-page guide to help consumers understand the fees brokerage firms charge...


04 Apr, 2017, 17:43 ET Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Outlines Financial Capability Measures

The Department of Banking and Securities is promoting financial capability with outreach events throughout the month of April following Governor...


28 Mar, 2017, 16:00 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Wiessmann Elected as Trustee of Investor Protection Trust

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann was elected this week as a trustee for the Washington, DC-based...


09 Mar, 2017, 18:00 ET Secretary Wiessmann, Consumer Advocates Identify Top Debt Issues, Pledge to Work Together

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today met with consumer advocates to identify top consumer debt issues and...


07 Mar, 2017, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Aids Consumers in Understanding Credit Reports, Scores

The Department of Banking and Securities is advising consumers on the importance of reviewing their credit reports and scores. The department has...


27 Feb, 2017, 15:40 ET Pennsylvania Consumer Financial Protection Initiative Outreach Schedule for March Announced

Education and outreach staff from the Department of Banking and Securities will be meeting with senior citizens, employee and service provider...


24 Feb, 2017, 14:00 ET Secretary Wiessmann Recognizes Pennsylvania Students Participating in National Community Bank Case Study Competition

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today commended students from four Pennsylvania universities who will be...


22 Feb, 2017, 14:00 ET Banking and Securities Department Publishes 'Financial Field Manual' for Military, Veterans

To help mark Military Saves Week, February 27-March 4, 2017, the PA Department of Banking and Securities has published a personal finance guide...


03 Feb, 2017, 16:00 ET Secretary Wiessmann Warns of Online Fraud, including 'Romance Scam,' in Advance of Valentine's Day

The Department of Banking and Securities warns consumers about the dangers of online scams when a person on the Internet is not who they claim to...


17 Jan, 2017, 17:00 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Wiessmann Issues Comment Letter Regarding National Charter for 'Fintech' Companies, Promotes State Consumer Protections

Concerns about the broad application and ambiguity of the term "fintech," the lack of fully disclosed details concerning the supervision and...


02 Jan, 2017, 14:00 ET Top 5 Ways Consumers Can Avoid Overdraft Fees in 2017

With Americans paying more than $11 billion in overdraft checking fees last year, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann is...


20 Dec, 2016, 15:00 ET Secretary Wiessmann Advises Businesses on Amendments to Money Transmission Business Licensing Law

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann has published a Secretary's Letter to businesses engaged in the transmission of money...


08 Dec, 2016, 11:00 ET Secretary Wiessmann Highlights Progress on Consumer Protection and Business Outreach

Today, Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann made four announcements regarding Governor Wolf's Consumer Financial...


22 Nov, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Urges Consumers to Avoid Deceptive, Expensive 'Easy Money' Loans

The Department of Banking and Securities urges consumers to avoid deceptive "easy money" loans from unlicensed, out-of-state lenders that promise...


17 Nov, 2016, 11:00 ET Seven Steps to Take This Holiday Season to Protect Yourself from 'Card Skimmers'

The PA Department of Banking and Securities advises holiday shoppers to be especially watchful for fraudulent card skimming devices, which can be...


04 Nov, 2016, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Veterans, Military and Their Families Invited to Attend Free Finance and Investment Conference

Veterans, members of any branch of the military and their spouses and partners are reminded that registration is required to attend the "Making...


20 Oct, 2016, 14:00 ET PA Secretary Wiessmann to Deliver Opening Remarks for Panel Discussion on the Challenges of Saving for Retirement

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann will provide opening remarks at a public panel discussion hosted by Harrisburg...


20 Oct, 2016, 11:00 ET Consumer Financial Protection Initiative Outreach Schedule for November Announced

Education and outreach staff from the Department of Banking and Securities will be meeting with senior citizens, students, members of the military...


19 Oct, 2016, 11:00 ET Jack Bogle to Join WHYY Panel Discussion on the Challenges of Saving for Retirement

Legendary investor Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, will be joining a public panel discussion at the WHYY studios in Philadelphia on...


11 Oct, 2016, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Announces New Video to Help Consumers Protect Themselves from Internet Fraud and Theft

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann announced the release of a new video produced to...


06 Oct, 2016, 17:08 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities, Aging Departments Take Part in National 'Senior$afe Training Week' at Vanguard Headquarters

As part of the national "Senior$afe Training Week," staff members from the Department of Banking and Securities and Department of Aging visited...


28 Sep, 2016, 15:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Highlights Consumer Protection Efforts at National Conference

At an annual conference of the National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators (NACCA) in Tulsa, OK, staff members from the Department of...


16 Sep, 2016, 13:30 ET Consumer Financial Protection Initiative Outreach Focuses in October on Protecting Senior Citizens

 During the month of October, the Department of Banking and Securities will be emphasizing the need to help our senior citizens protect...


15 Sep, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Premieres Elder Financial Abuse Video to International Securities Convention

At the annual conference of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in Providence, RI, Secretary of Banking and Securities...