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State Office of Consumer Affairs Hosts Consumer/Shred Day in Revere

Announces Results from ID Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring Services Survey; Promotes Shredding Personal Documents
REVERE – July 15, 2014 – In an effort to bring attention to identity theft protection and credit reporting, Undersecretary Barbara Anthony of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) teamed up today with local elected officials at Consumer/Shred Day at Revere City Hall.  At the event, OCABR released the results of two surveys: the first survey looked at Identity Theft Protection services pdf format of ID Theft Protection Services Survey and the second one dealt with websites that offer credit reports pdf format of Credit Report Website Survey . The Office found that Massachusetts consumers can save significant money by doing some research into what services they should buy and ways that they can save. More

Division of Banks Orders Mortgage Resource Center to Pay $750,000 for Working with Unlicensed Loan Originators

BOSTON – July 7, 2014 – The Massachusetts Office of Consumers Affairs’ Division of Banks (“Division”) announced today that it has entered into a comprehensive agreement with Missouri-based Mortgage Research Center LLC d/b/a Veterans United Home Loans (“Veterans United Home Loans”), a licensed mortgage lender and mortgage broker for conducting business with unlicensed mortgage loan originators. Under the terms of the agreement, the company has agreed to pay a $750,000 penalty to the Commonwealth. More

Patrick Administration Announces Over $10 million In Health Insurance Rebates For Small Businesses and Individuals

BOSTON – July 1, 2014 – The Patrick Administration today announced that citizens and small employers in the Commonwealth will benefit from nearly $10.4 million in rebates from seven of the state’s health insurers according to the state’s Division of Insurance. More

Patrick Administration Brings Second Annual #MAHousingWeek to Worcester

Division of Banks Awards $200,000 in Grant Money to Oak Hill CDC/ NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts
WORCESTER – Today, Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein and Division of Banks Commissioner David Cotney visited Worcester to award Oak Hill Community Development Corporation/NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts $200,000 in grant money to promote homeownership and economic growth in the region. More

Patrick Administration Brings #MAhousingweek to Springfield

Awards over $600,000 in Housing Grants to Community Housing Agencies
SPRINGFIELD – Today, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein joined Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCA) Undersecretary Barbara Anthony to award $640,000 in housing grants to community housing agencies in Western Massachusetts. More

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