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State AGs Sue Personal Lending Company Over Hidden Add-Ons

On August 16, 2022, the Pennsylvania Attorney General announced that a group of attorneys general for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the States of New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and the District of Columbia (collectively, “the AGs”) ​had filed a multistate lawsuit against a personal lending company for allegedly charging consumers for “hidden add-on products” in violation of various…

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CFPB Enters Into Consent Order with Fintech Company for $2.7 Million

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​On August 10, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced ​that it entered into a consent order with a California Fint​ech company for allegedly engaging in deceptive acts and practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act. According to the CFPB, the company offered an automatic savings tool to customers through which customers would grant the…

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CFPB Orders Debt-Relief Payment Processors to Pay $11 Million in Redress and Penalties

​On May 11, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had resolved an enforcement action against two debt-relief payment processors and one of their co-founders. The CFPB alle​ged the processors improperly collected debt relief fees from consumers, misled consumers about timing of fee payments, and sent illegal fee advancements to debt-relief companies….

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DC AG Reaches $4 Million Settlement with Online Lender

On February 8, 2022, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (DC AG) announced​ that a Delaware-based online lender has agreed to pay $3​.3 million to refund over 2,500 consumers who allegedly received misleadingly high-cost loans and lines of credit.  This agreement resolves​ a lawsuit filed by the DC AG in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia,…

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Student Loan Servicer Reaches $8 Million Agreement with DOJ to Resolve False Claims Allegations

On January 14, ​2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) ​anno​un​ced​ that it reached an agreement ​with a student loan servicer that had serviced loans under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.  The agreement resolves allegations that the loan servicer submitted false claims to the Department of Education (DOE) in violation of the False Claims Act (FCA)​….

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