Archive for November, 2021

District of Columbia AG Reaches $2 Million Settlement With Online Lender

On November 30, the District of Columbia Attorney General’s Office (DC AG) announced a settlement with an online lender targeting consumers with below-average credit, under which the lender agreed to pay $1.5 million in refunds to consumers and $250,000 to the District, and to waive over $640,000 in interest.  Further, the agreement obligates the lender to reduce its interest…

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CFPB Files Complaint Against Pawnshop Lenders for Alleged Military Lending Act Violations

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On November 12, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas against two pawnshop lenders, alleging violations of the Military Lending Act (MLA), 10 U.S.C. § 987.  Under the MLA, consumer credit extended to military servicemembers may…

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FTC Reaches $500,000 Settlement with Payment Processor for Its Role in Alleged Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme

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On November 8, 2021 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it entered into a stipulated order with a payment processor, resolving allegations that the payment processor violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) ​​​by facilitating payments related to an unlawful student…

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