Search Results: CFPA

CFPB Enters into Consent Orders with Reverse Mortgage Servicers for $16.5 Million

On June 18, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) announced that it has entered into consent orders with two companies totaling $16.5 million in civil penalties and consumer redress​, resolving allegations that those companies failed to properly service reverse mortgages. The CFPB alleged both companies violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act…

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CFPB Files Suit Against Student Loan Servicer

On May 31, 2024, the CFPB announced that it had filed suit against a Pennsylvania-based student loan servicer for engaging in allegedly unfair, deceptive and abusive acts or practices in violation of the CFPA, 12 U.S.C. §§ 5531, 5536(a)(1)(B), and for failing to establish reasonable credit reporting procedures in violation of Regulation V, 12…

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CFPB Enters Into Consent Order With Financial Technology Company

On May 7, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a financial technology company, resolving allegations that the company committed unfair acts or practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), by failing to provide consumers who closed their accounts with timely…

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CFPB Files Complaint and Proposed Final Judgments Against Higher Education Assistance Agency and National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts

On May 6, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it filed a complaint ​and two proposed stipulated final judgments to resolve its claims against the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (the Trusts) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency​ d/b/a American Education Services (PHEAA). The CFPB alleges that the Trusts and PHEAA violated…

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CFPB Updates its Procedures for Determining Which Nonbanks it Can Supervise

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a new procedural rule to streamline how it determines which nondepository institutions it has the authority to supervise.  According to the CFPB, the new rule coincides with a change in organizational structure.  But it also indicates an affirmative broadening of its regulatory reach….

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California Attorney General Warns California-Chartered Banks and Credit Unions On Surprise Overdraft Fees and Returned Deposited Item Fees

On February 20, 2024, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a letter warning California-chartered banks and credit unions with assets under $10 billion that charging surprise overdraft fees and returned deposited item fees is likely an unfair business practice that violates California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), Bus. & Prof. Code,…

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CFPB Enters Into Consent Order with For-Profit Coding School

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​On April 17, 2024, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced ​that it had entered into a consent order​ with BloomTech Inc., d/b/a Bloom Institute of Technology (BloomTech), and BloomTech’s CEO, Austen Allred, resolving allegations that the company’s practices with respect to income-share agreements (ISAs) violated various consumer protection statutes.  BloomTech, formerly known…

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CFPB Issues Consent Order Against Credit Reporting Agency For Alleged Failures to Timely Place Credit Freezes And Locks On Conumser Reports

​​On October 12, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consent order and a stipulation ​against a parent credit reporting agency and two of its subsidiaries for for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The CFPB alleged that as early as…

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Bureau Sues Lease-to-Own Company for its Financing Options to Asset Limited Consumers

On July 19, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) sued Snap Finance LLC, Snap R TO LLC, Snap Second Look LLC, Snap U.S. Holdings LLC, and Snap Finance Holdings LLC (collectively, the Snap Defendants or Snap).  The complaint alleged that the Snap Defendants violated the: Consumer Financial Protection Act…

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CFPB Reaches $20 Million Consent Order with Lender Over Optional Add-On Products

On May 31, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with an Indiana-based non-bank installment lender. ​​The consent order alleges that the lender engaged in unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices concerning the “marketing, sales, and financing of optional ancillary products” that it offered. ​Specifically, the…

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CFPB Warns Banks that Unilaterally Opening Closed Bank Accounts Could Be a Federal Law Violation

On Monday May 10, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) released a circular regarding the Bureau’s newest guidance that if a “financial institution unilaterally reopens [deposit] accounts to process debits or deposits, it can constitute an unfair practice under the [Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2012]…

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CFPB and New York AG Announce Joint Enforcement Action Against Auto Lender

On January 4, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and New York State Office of the Attorney General (NY AG) announced a joint enforcement action against one of the country’s largest publicly-traded indirect auto lenders. The 8​​​​-count complaint​, filed in the United States District Court for the ​Southern District of New York,…

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CFPB Reaches $3.7 Billion Settlement With National Bank to Resolve Alleged UDAAP Violations

On December 20, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a large national bank to resolve alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s (CFPA) prohibition of unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices, 12 U.S.C. §§ 5531 and 5536. According to the…

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CFPB Enters Into $950,000 Consent Order With Non-Bank Remittance Transfer Provider

On October, 4, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it reached a settlement with a non-bank remittance transfer provider to resolve alleged violations of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), 15 U.S.C. § 1693 et seq., and its implementing Regulation E, 12 C.F.R. Part 1005, including Subpart B (known as the Remittance…

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State AGs Sue Personal Lending Company Over Hidden Add-Ons

On August 16, 2022, the Pennsylvania Attorney General announced that a group of attorneys general for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the States of New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and the District of Columbia (collectively, “the AGs”) ​had filed a multistate lawsuit against a personal lending company for allegedly charging consumers for “hidden add-on products” in violation of various…

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CFPB Enters Into $37.5 Million Penalty With Large National Bank

On July 28, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a large national bank to resolve alleged violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq., and its implementing regulation, Regulation Z (Reg Z), 12 C.F.R. part 1026; the Fair Credit…

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CFPB and DOJ Reach $24.4 Million Settlement with Mortgage Originator for Alleged Lending Discrimination

On July 27, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they reached a settlement with a nonbank residential mortgage lender to resolve allegations of race-based lending discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3619; the Equal Credit Opportunity Act…

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