Archive for June, 2020

CFPB Settles with Three Companies Over Alleged UDAAP and FCRA Violations

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On June 23, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it reached a settlement with three companies that issued contracts for deeds with consumers.  According to the CFPB, between 2010 and 2016, these companies allegedly had a business plan of acquiring foreclosed properties in bulk and reselling them to consumers through seller financing…

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​Massachusetts AG Reaches Settlement with Mortgage Servicer for Alleged Debt Collection Violations​

On June 22, 2020, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced ​a settlement with a Florida-based mortgage loan servicer following an investigation into the servicer’s debt collection practices. Specifically, the settlement resolves allegations that the servicer made excessive calls to distressed homeowners and failed to provide written notice of their right to…

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D.C. AG Files Suit Against Online Lender

On June 5, 2020, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (DC AG) announced that it had filed a complaint in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against an online lender for allegedly making illegal loans to over 2,500 DC consumers in violation of the Consumer Protection…

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CFPB Announces Settlement with Short-term Lenders, Resolving Allegations of Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices

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​On June 2, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had reached a settlement with multiple related companies based in Tennessee that offer payday and auto-title loans. The CFPB alleged that the companies made deceptive disclosures, failed to refund overpayments on its loans, and engaged in unfair…

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