Archive for October, 2018

CFPB Announces Settlement with Tennessee Small Dollar Lender

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On October 24, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had entered into a Consent Order with a Tennessee-based small dollar lender, resolving allegations that the lender had committed deceptive acts and practices in violation of ​the Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”), 12 U.S.C. §§ 5531, 5536(a)(1)​​(B).  The Consent Order…

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Illinois AG Enters into $1.2 Million Settlement with Mortgage Company

On October 24, 2018, the Illinois Attorney General (Illinois AG) announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with a mortgage company resolving an investigation by the Illinois AG’s Office and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) into allegations of mortgage fraud at one of the company’s branches.  According to…

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DOJ Settles with Mortgage Lender for $13.2 Million Concerning FHA Mortgage Certifications

​On October 19, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled allegations that a Florida-based mortgage lender violated the False Claims Act (FCA) ​by falsely certifying that it complied with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance requirements for certain loans originated between 2006 and 2011 for $13.2 million. In the lawsuit, which…

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CFPB Reaches $200,000 Settlement with Online Retailer Over Payment Forwarding

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On October 4, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with online retailer and its subsidiaries that sells products through revolving-credit accounts and installment-credit accounts, and then sells charged-off account to third-party debt collectors. The consent order resolves the CFPB’s allegations…

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CFPB Files Complaint Against Pension-Advance Lender

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On September 13, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it filed a complaint against a lender, its president, and related entities (“Defendants”) for allegedly making small-dollar loans in exchange for borrowers’ monthly pension payments, which the CFPB alleges is a violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, 12 U.S.C. § 5536(a)(1)(B).  The Complaint…

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