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Banking Commissioner provides guidance for Ditech Financial customers

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institutions (HDFI) would like to assure consumers who are doing business with Ditech Financial or Reverse Mortgage Solutions, a subsidiary of Ditech Financial, that the institution has resumed business operations as usual.

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State urges Argosy Hawaii students to take necessary steps to continue their education

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) encourages current and former Argosy Hawaii students to obtain their academic and financial records from the institution as soon as possible. These records may be relevant and necessary for students to secure financial aid, loan forgiveness, or to continue their education.

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Flood insurance educational meetings being held in Hilo and Kona September 25 & 27, 2018

Flooding is one of the major natural disasters in the United States. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Insurance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Hawai‘i County invite property owners and renters to an important educational meeting, in Hilo and in Kona, on the […]

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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner announces the competitors in the LifeSmarts Hawaii State Championship. The lineup for the state competition is made up of the four top scoring high school teams in the local online competition, which ran from October 26 to December 4, 2015.

Waiakea High school to compete in LifeSmarts Hawaii State Championship

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner announces the competitors in the LifeSmarts Hawaii State Championship. The lineup for the state competition is made up of the four top scoring high school teams in the local online competition, which ran from October 26 to December 4, 2015.

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Public hearings on the transfer of Oceanic Cable to Charter Communications

The public hearings are being held to seek comments and opinions regarding the Proposed Transfer and any cable-related issues. Hawaii Island public hearings are September 9 in Hilo, September 10 in Kona.

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More than 61,000 T-Mobile customers in Hawaii eligible for ‘cramming’ refunds

More than 61,000 T-Mobile customers in Hawaii are believed to have incurred unauthorized cramming charges. Consumers who have been “crammed” often complain about charges, typically $9.99 per month, for “premium” text message subscription services (also known as “PSMS” subscriptions) such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores, that the consumers never heard of or requested.

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Owners participating in car-sharing programs may be responsible for damages caused by others

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Insurance Division and Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) advise Hawaii residents to be informed and exercise caution before participating in a car-sharing program. If individuals live in Hawaii and are seeking to rent a vehicle through an online car-sharing program, they are advised to be aware that […]

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Over 500 Hawaii residents scammed by mortgage fraud scheme

Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010, according to an investigation conducted by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP).

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State accepts Territorial Savings as Hawaii-Chartered Bank

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Division of Financial Institutions (DFI)today announced that it has approved Territorial Savings Bank to become a state-chartered financial institution. Territorial Savings Bank has been a federal-chartered savings bank. It was organized first in 1921 as a mutual building and loan association.

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Bill credit for subscribers after Oceanic, CBS dispute

MEDIA RELEASE The recent settlement between Time Warner Cable and CBS will mean a credit to Hawaii customers of Oceanic TWC (Oceanic), after an inquiry by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV). Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn announced on Sept. 2, 2013, an agreement between CBS Corp. […]

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Governor names new cable TV administrator

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Catherine Awakuni to lead the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) as its administrator, effective Aug. 15, 2013. A resident of Pauoa, Awakuni has served as chief counsel for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) since 2011. In her capacity at the […]

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Big Island police have received complaints about unlicensed contractors who appear to be soliciting our elderly citizens to hire them for various residential projects such as power washing and painting homes, paving driveways, performing auto body and mechanical repairs.

Police warn residents about handyman scams

Big Island police have received complaints about unlicensed contractors who appear to be soliciting our elderly citizens to hire them for various residential projects such as power washing and painting homes, paving driveways, performing auto body and mechanical repairs.

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Takeuchi named DCCA deputy director

Takeuchi named DCCA deputy director

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the recent appointment of Jo Ann Uchida Takeuchi as deputy director of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA). She fills the vacancy left by Everett Kaneshige. “Jo Ann is dedicated to serving the State of Hawai’i,” Abercrombie said. “I am very happy to have her […]

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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institutions (“DFI”) received a number of reports from consumers who saw an advertisement in the newspaper by Advanced Financial & Consulting Group, LLC (“Company”). The advertisement states the Company offers a guaranteed savings rate of 6.0% APY and a 5% FDIC Bank Savings Account.

State warns consumers that a local company is not licensed as a bank

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institutions (“DFI”) received a number of reports from consumers who saw an advertisement in the newspaper by Advanced Financial & Consulting Group, LLC (“Company”). The advertisement states the Company offers a guaranteed savings rate of 6.0% APY and a 5% FDIC Bank Savings Account.

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