Broker Running Around Calling Himself a ‘Direct Lender’ Shut Down by CA RegulatorsDecember 21, 2016 | By: Sean Murray
A loan broker representing themselves to be a “direct lender,” was not a direct lender at all, according to witness testimony entered against Financial Services Enterprises DBA Pioneer Capital. The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) noted in its case against Pioneer that “the evidence did not show that respondent actually funds loans itself, and did not include documentation of any loans actually consummated.”
The regulatory action, which was centered around whether or not the business loan broker was unlicensed in California ended unfavorably for Pioneer, with the DBO ordering the company to Desist and Refrain. You can read a good summary on LeasingNews by attorney Tom McCurnin: http://leasingnews.org/archives/Dec2016/12_21.htm#dboLast modified: December 21, 2016
Sean Murray is the founder of deBanked, a 10-year veteran of the merchant cash advance industry, a casual Lending Club and Prosper investor, the co-founder of Daily Funder, an alternative lending speaker, consultant, writer, and enthusiast. Connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on twitter.