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Recent legal opinions of the Division of Banks

Through these opinions the Division of Banks (DOB) offers perspective on current issues and questions in the financial services industry.

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2018 Selected Opinions

  • Selected Opinion 18-005
    • DOB licensure requirement for the servicing activity of commercial transactions, as described – September 4, 2018
  • Selected Opinion 18-004
    • Mortgage brokers preparing and providing certain disclosures required under MGL c. 140D and TRID – August 6, 2018
  • Selected Opinion 18-003
    • DOB licensure requirement for activities, as described, for purchase, sale and exchange of virtual currency – June 14, 2018
  • Selected Opinion 18-002
    • DOB licensure requirement for business activities involving the sale of cryptocurrency, as described – March 9, 2018

2017 Selected Opinions

  • Selected Opinion 17-003
    • Small loan licensing requirement for licensed motor vehicle sales finance company financing “negative equity” as part of motor vehicle sales finance contract – January 8, 2018
  • Selected Opinion 17-009
    • Licensing requirement for an entity operating a mobile application that facilitates payments between homeowners and home improvement contractors – December 19, 2017
  • Selected Opinion 17-005
    • Does acquiring a mortgage as a result of a defective foreclosure require a debt collector license – October 24, 2017
  • Selected Opinion 17-007
    • Does the business of selling and buying bitcoin through kiosks require licensure by the Division – October 24, 2017
  • Selected Opinion 17-008
    • Can a service fee be charged by third party payment processor for payments by credit card for insurance premium payments – October 24, 2017
  • Selected Opinion 17-001
    • The use of professional employer organization services - May 10, 2017

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