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Treasury Announces Grant Recipients Of Financial Education Innovation Fund

BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced today the recipients of the Financial Education Innovation Fund, an initiative that will provide grants to expand financial literacy fairs in high schools across the Commonwealth. The grants are funded from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation through its Division of Banks settlement over alleged unlawful lending practices. More

Massachusetts Division of Banks And Treasurer To Partner On Financial Education Initiaves

BOSTON - The Baker-Polito Administration’s Division of Banks (Division) in partnership with the State Treasurer’s Office today announced the creation of the Financial Education Innovation Fund (Innovation Fund).  The Innovation Fund will provide an opportunity for high schools to develop or expand a financial education fair. More

Division of Professional Licensure Fines The Portfolio Center For Alleged Violations of Occupational School Licensing Rules

BOSTON - The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) announced that it recently entered into a consent agreement with the Portfolio Center of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Waltham, MA, fining the school $10,000 and resolving allegations that school failed to maintain minimum standards relating to its business and ethics practices. More

Consumers Should Use Registered and Licensed Professionals for Spring Repairs

As consumers greet the beautiful spring weather with enthusiasm and begin to plan their home repair and improvement projects, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) reminds homeowners to hire licensed and registered professionals. More