Archive for December, 2021

CFPB Reaches $40.6 Million Agreement With Lender to Cease Operations

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On December 21, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it reached an agreement with a California-based fintech company that would require the company to cease “(1) making new loans; (2) collecting on outstanding loans to harmed consumers; (3) selling consumer information; and (4) making misrepresentations when providing loans or collecting debt or helping…

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California DFPI Reaches Agreement with Lender to Temporarily Halt Operations

​On December 14, 2021, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DPFI) announced that it entered what it described as a “novel” consent ​order with a Los Angeles-based automobile title loan lender prohibiting the company from marketing or servicing title loans under $10,000 with interest rates above 36 percent within the state of California for the next…

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FTC Announces Settlement with Alleged Phantom Debt Collectors

On December 13, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) annou​nced that it reached a settlement with a group of ​South Carolina-based debt collection companies to resolve ​allegations that the companies violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FTC’s complaint, originally filed in July…

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