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May 03, 2018, 16:35 ET 'Pension Advance' Company to Offer Pennsylvania Consumers Restitution

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities reported that it has reached an agreement with Future Income Payments, LLC of Irvine,...


Apr 19, 2018, 10:45 ET Consumer Financial Protection Initiative Highlights Preventing Elder Abuse, Saving for Retirement

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


Apr 06, 2018, 14:17 ET Wolf Administration Announces New Online Resource to Help Pennsylvanians Achieve Financial Capability

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today announced a new online resource available to working adults designed to help them...


Mar 28, 2018, 12:15 ET Mortgage Servicing License Application Period Opens April 1

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today reminded non-bank mortgage servicers that the department will begin accepting license...


Mar 23, 2018, 11:00 ET Wolf Administration Announces Consumer Financial Protection Events for April

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


Mar 22, 2018, 15:30 ET Wolf Administration Calls for Greater Recognition of Gender Diversity's Impact on Business

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann is calling for greater dialogue surrounding the issues of gender diversity in business...


Mar 08, 2018, 11:45 ET Wolf Administration Highlights Consumer Financial Protection Efforts in Annual Report

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann has announced the release of the second Consumer Services Annual Report for 2016-2017. The...


Feb 26, 2018, 14:30 ET Wolf Administration Recognizes Pennsylvania Students Participating in National Community Bank Case Study Competition

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today commended students from 12 Pennsylvania colleges and universities who...


Feb 15, 2018, 14:00 ET Wolf Administration Announces Consumer Financial Protection Events for March

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


Jan 29, 2018, 11:00 ET Investors Cautioned about Cryptocurrencies

With cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin continuing to attract headlines and market interest, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann...


Jan 23, 2018, 15:30 ET Mortgage Licensing Act Changes to Help Protect Homeowners from Wrongful Foreclosures

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today highlighted the benefits of Act 81 of 2017, which authorizes the Department...


Jan 19, 2018, 11:00 ET Wolf Administration Announces New Program on Achieving Financial Independence, February Outreach Schedule

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today announced a new consumer outreach program designed to help Pennsylvanians save for...


Jan 18, 2018, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Announces Modernization and Updates to Regulations Governing Securities Industry

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann announced today the modernization and update of rules governing the securities industry in...


Jan 10, 2018, 15:00 ET 'PA Money Talks' Launched to Address Finance, Consumer Protection, and Regulatory Issues and Trends

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today announced the launch of a blog, "PA Money Talks," which will help consumers and...


Jan 09, 2018, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Orders

The Department of Banking and Securities issued 28 enforcement orders during the fourth quarter of 2017. Fines and assessments for these orders...


Jan 04, 2018, 14:00 ET Seven Strategies to Protect Your New Smartphone from Phony Apps

While many Pennsylvanians found a new smartphone under the tree last month, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann urges consumers...


Jan 03, 2018, 11:15 ET Five Strategies to Avoid the 'Grandparent Scam'

Recent cases of two senior citizens in Pennsylvania falling victim to the "Grandparent Scam" are reminders that people of all ages need to pay...


Jan 02, 2018, 16:00 ET Current and Emerging Investor Threats for 2018

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann has issued a list of current and emerging threats facing investors in 2018, along with a...


Dec 21, 2017, 15:00 ET Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Consumers for 2018

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann is offering 10 resolutions to help consumers protect and grow their...


Dec 20, 2017, 15:10 ET Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Businesses for 2018

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann is offering 10 resolutions to help Pennsylvania businesses protect themselves...


Dec 18, 2017, 11:23 ET Wolf Administration Focuses on Protecting Senior Citizens from Fraud and Scams During January

Education and outreach staff from the Department of Banking and Securities will be focusing on protecting senior citizens from financial fraud and...


Dec 13, 2017, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Wiessmann Elected to National Regulatory Association

The Department of Banking and Securities announced today that Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann has been elected as district chair and board member for...


Dec 08, 2017, 16:30 ET Three Ways to Protect Yourself from the "Pay Upfront Scam" During a Holiday Cash Crunch

Many Pennsylvanians may find themselves looking for solutions to a cash crunch during the holiday shopping season. However, Secretary of Banking...


Dec 07, 2017, 11:00 ET Five Ways to Protect Yourself from a Check Scam While Selling Expensive Items

During the holiday season, some consumers seek to earn a few extra shopping dollars by selling an expensive item, such as an automobile,...


Dec 06, 2017, 11:15 ET Four Ways to Protect Your New Computer from the "Tech Support Scam"

While many Pennsylvanians can expect to find a new computer under the tree later this month, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann...