OCCC Examinations in Full Swing

by The CAB Man Texas on May 11, 2012

Good afternoon Credit Access Business World!  For those of you who are out and about on the internet today doing a little research on OCCC CAB Compliance, OCCC Audits, Credit Access Business licensing, etc, you most likely will happen upon this blog post.  I have been working with Credit Access Businesses on their compliance, the OCCC quarterly reports, and examination preparation.  Over the last few weeks there has been a definite up-tick in word on the street about the “Audit.”  The OCCC is calling them “Examinations” and they began in mid-April.

In December 2011, I met with the OCCC and was given some hi-lights of what an examination would be focused.  My recommendation is that you focus on Chapter 393 of the Texas Finance Code, HB 2592, and HB 2594.   Make sure your loan contracts include all recommended and required disclosures, and be ready to have files reviewed.  It is possible that a CAB be asked to refund some or all fees collected in 2012 if certain violations occur.  So, the price is high for non-compliance and sloppy documentation.

If you have doubts, there are many options out there, contact the OCCC or CAB Consulting and Brokerage, get with attorneys who are experienced, or reach out to friendly competitors.  The small to mid-size operators might be in harm’s way as they are not traditionally the ones with consultants, on staff attorneys, etc.  So if you are one who fits that profile – now is the time to invest in your business, take the time to do your research, or hire someone to review it.

If you are licensed you will be examined, and it is typical for the OCCC to simply show up at your store with no prior notice.   Call Michael Brown at CAB Consulting and Brokerage, we can discuss options and get going on a plan.  Michael can be reached at 214-293-8676, or via email at cabconbrokerage@gmail.com.

 

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Tangela Taylor September 8, 2016 at 12:40 am

Need to know your costs for getting the OCCC License completed.
Please call me at 214-207-7496

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