The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection within the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (PFR) oversees many aspects of the consumer finance industry, including non-bank mortgage lenders, debt collectors, loan brokers, retail creditors, money transmitters, credit reporting agencies and non-bank ATMs. The office administers state credit-related statutes and protects consumers by conducting compliance examinations, responding to consumer complaints, issuing licenses and providing consumer education and outreach.

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Submissions from 2015

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide: Debt Collection 2015, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Automobile Buying and Financing 2015, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation

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The Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Credit Cards: Paper or Plastic? 2015, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

Submissions from 2014

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide: Credit Reports and Credit Scores 2014, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide. Gone Phishing. Identifying and Avoiding Consumer Scams 2014, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Credit Reports and Credit Scores 2014, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation

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Finding, Buying and Keeping your Maine Home: Downeaster Common Sense Guide. 2014, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

Submissions from 2012

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Student Loans. 2012, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

Submissions from 2008

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide. Consumer Credit 101. 2008, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Elder Financial Protection 2008, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation

Submissions from 2004

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Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Debt Collection and Repossession 2004, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation