OCCC set to report to Finance Commission Friday

by The CAB Man Texas on December 18, 2019

The OCCC is all set to report to the Finance Commission this Friday, December 13th.  Below for the key take-aways for CABs offerring payday, installment, and title loans in Texas.  The report will compare September-October 2018 vs. 2019.  The Septermber-October 2019 part of the OCCC “fiscal year to date 2020”).

·         Examinations are down across the board at every license type except Pawn (89 in 2018 vs. 100 this year).

·         OCCC is reporting they are below target on exams and that they have been doing training and certifications.

·         As well, they are heavily focused on an “enterprise” examination of a large CAB that is taking up 20% of their focus / target.

·         CABs went from 13 examinations in the same period of 2018 compared to just 6 this year.   

·         For whatever reason CABs are way below all of the other license groups in terms of the “acceptable level of compliance” which is a term used for how well we are being examined.  We are hovering in the 55-65% range over thre last year whereas everyone else is in the 80-100% range.  This has been the trend since q4 2018 and would mean that us CABs have not been getting examined much and from our perspective many would agree.

·         Investigations – zero so far for payday and title categories in FY 2020 compared to just 1 on a title loan business same period last year.

·         Complaints – 8 in payday and 10 in title compared to 17 payday and 11 in title which is always good to report.

·         CABs are looking very good with their ratio of complaints to total licenses.  We are at .9 of 1,920 licensees which is at the lower end of the spectrum.

Link to the packet: https://www.fc.texas.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/121319-fc-packet.pdf

This blog post was written by Michael Brown, President of CAB Consulting and the Texas Organization of Financial Service Centers.  He can be reached at 214-293-8676, or Michael@CreditAccessBusiness.com.

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