Archive for March, 2021

FTC Settles with California-Based Mobile Banking App Over Interest Rates and Access to Funds

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On March 29, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had reached a settlement ​with a California-based mobile banking app, resolving allegations that the company had misled consumers about their ability to access their funds and the interest rates they would receive on their accounts. As we reported ​in November of last year, the FTC alleged…

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HUD Approves Settlement with Mortgage Lender Resolving Claims of Lending Discrimination

On March 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced ​that it approved a settlement with a national mortgage lender concerning allegations that the mortgage lender discriminated against a consumer in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) when it denied the consumer’s mortgage loan application. The consumer filed a complaint with HUD…

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HUD Approves Conciliation Agreement with National Mortgage Lender Resolving FHA Violations

On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced​ that it had approved a conciliation agreement between a national mortgage lender and an African-American woman (the Complainant), resolving allegations that the mortgage lender provided an inaccurate appraisal of the Complainant’s home due to her race in violation of the Fair…

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Washington State Court Rules that Student Loan Servicer Violated the Washington Consumer Protection Act

On March 5, 2021, the Washington Attorney General’s Office (AG) announced that a Washington State court ruled against a student loan servicer, finding that the servicer violated the Washington Consumer Protection Act by engaging in unfair and deceptive conduct related to its representations related to a “co-signer release” program. The partial summary judgment order…

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CFPB File Suit Against Payment Processor for Allegedly Facilitating Internet-based Scam

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On March 3, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against a Chicago-based payment processor for alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), 12 U.S.C. §5531 and 5536(a)(1)(B), the Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act (Telemarketing Act), 15…

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