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Texas Office of Consumer Credit issues revised emergency bulletin for lenders

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On April 16, the Texas Office of Consumer Credit issued a revised bulletin outlining emergency guidance for regulated lenders navigating the Covid-19 crisis. The guidelines: 1) extended due date for filing annual reports from May 1 to June 1; 2) encouraged lenders to work with consumers, including by working out modifications to assist with payments, waiving fees and charges, suspending charged-off accounts, and suspending repossessions of collateral or foreclosure of real property, among other things; 3) reminded lenders of legal requirements for using electronic signatures; and 4) permitted lenders to conduct regulated lending activity from unlicensed locations, subject to certain conditions.

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