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CFPB Enters Into $4.75 Million Consent Order With Subprime Auto Lender and Servicer for FCRA Violations

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On December 22, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a national lender and originator of subprime auto loans over the company’s alleged violations of Section 623(a)(1)(A) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (15 U.S.C. § 1681-s2(a)) and Regulation V, 12 C.F.R. § 1022.42(a). The…

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CFPB Secures Consent Order Against Student Loan Servicer for Failure to Comply with 2015 Consent Order and Alleged Deceptive Acts and Practices

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On December 22, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced​ that it had secured a consent order ​against a national student loan servicer based on its failure to comply with a 2015 consent order issued by the CFPB.  Specifically, the company misrepresented the minimum periodic payments owed by consumers on their student loans, misrepresented…

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CFPB Announces Another Settlement with Mortgage Lender Resolving Allegations of Deceptive VA Loans

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On October 26, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it had a reached a settlement with a Utah-based mortgage lender and broker, resolving allegations that the lender had engaged in deceptive ​acts and practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, 12 U.S.C. §§ 5531, 5536 (CFPA),…

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U.S. Department of Justice Announces $24.9 Million Settlement With National Mortgage Company Resolving False Claims Act Allegations

On October 22, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had reached a settlement with a San Diego-based national mortgage lender, resolving allegations that the company had originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) without following program…

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NJ Attorney General Sues National Student Loan Servicer For Deceptive Practices

On October 20, 2020, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal (“NJ AG”) and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced that they had filed suit in New Jersey state court against a national student loan servicer for alleged unconscionable commercial practices and deception and misrepresentations made to thousands of New…

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California Department of Business Oversight Investigates Auto Title Lender for Possible Usury

On September 3, 2020, the California Department of Business Oversight (“DBO”) announced it had initiated an investigation into an auto title lender for possible violations of California’s state usury limits, through its relationship with an out-of-state bank. In 2020, the Company allegedly stopped making state-licensed auto loans in California and instead partnered…

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CFPB Continues Streak of Consent Orders With VA Mortgage Lenders for Deceptive Practices

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On September 2, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it had entered into a consent order with a Delaware-based VA-mortgage lender, resolving allegations that the company had engaged in deceptive practices against servicemembers and veterans.  The CFPB found that since April 2018 the Company had mailed current and former servicemembers misleading advertisements…

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CFPB Issues Consent Order Against Maryland-Based Mortgage Lender for Deceptive Practices Related to VA Loans

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On September 1, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had issued a consent order against a Maryland-based corporation offering VA-guaranteed loans in twelve states.  According to the consent order, the CFPB found the company had sent consumers millions of advertisements containing deceptive or misleading statements and inadequate disclosures, in violation of…

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CFPB Issues Yet Another Consent Order Against Lender for Deceptive Practices Related to VA Loans

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On September 1, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had issued a consent order against a Miami-based lender based on its deceptive advertisements to servicemembers and military veterans through direct-mail campaigns in eight states. According to the consent order, the CFPB found that the company had included false, misleading, and inaccurate…

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Massachusetts AG Sues National Auto Lender for Unfair and Deceptive Practices

On August 31, 2020, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy (“Massachusetts AG”) announced that she had filed suit in Massachusetts state court against a national auto lender for allegedly making unfair and deceptive loans to thousands of Massachusetts consumers since 2013 and engaging in unfair debt collection practices. According to the Massachusetts AG, the company…

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