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American Bankers Association Asks Financial Regulators to Adopt Supreme Court's Disparate Impact Framework

On August 5, 2010, the American Bankers Association (ABA) announced that it had sent a letter to federal regulators and enforcement agencies, requesting that they confirm in their “interagency guidance, updated exam procedures, and where appropriate amended regulations” that the burden-shifting framework used by the Supreme Court in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v….

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CFPB Announces Lawsuit Against Off Shore Payday Lender

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On August 4, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it filed a complaint ​against ​several interrelated offshore companies accused of engaging in usurious lending.  The complaint alleges that the companies originated, serviced and collected payday loans from consumers in all 50 states through the Internet.  It is alleged that companies collected money…

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CFPB Investigates National Bank Over Student Loan Servicing Practices

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On August 3, 2015, a national bank revealed in an U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that its student loan servicing practices are under investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). The bank indicated that it is cooperating with the investigation and anticipates the CFPB may order it to remediate its customers and/or…

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CFPB Issues Consent Order Against National Servicer for Unfair Mortgage Practices

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On July 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into a consent order with a national mortgage servicing company, resolving claims that the servicer engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act.  The CFPB alleged that the servicer failed to honor modifications…

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CFPB Enters Consent Orders with Mortgage Payment Processing Company and Servicer for Deceptive Advertisements

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On July 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) announced that it entered into consent orders with a mortgage payment processing company and servicer related to allegedly deceptive advertisements.  The consent orders allege that the payment processer partnered with servicers to market and an provide electronic payment system that directly debited…

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CFPB Enters Consent Agreement with Student Loan Lender Concerning Sales and Billing Practices

On July 23, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”)​ filed a complaint and proposed consent order in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in connection with a settlement reached with a student loan lender that offered fee-based assistance to consumers filling out the federal government’s Free Application…

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CFPB Issues Order and Penalties Against National Bank for Student Loan Servicing Practices

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On July 22, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”)​ issued a consent order against a national bank and its affiliates for its servicing practices affecting private student loan borrowers.​  The order asserts that the bank violated various sections of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (“CFPA”) and the Fair…

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CFPB and OCC Issue Consent Orders Against National Bank for Credit Card Practices

​On July 21, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a consent order requiring a national bank and its subsidiaries to provide roughly $700 million in consumer relief due to the bank’s practices relating to its credit card services and add-on products.  The consent order states that a CFPB review of the bank’s practices…

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Auto Finance Company Settles Action Brought by CFPB and DOJ

On July 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that claims concerning an indirect auto finance company’s alleged discriminatory lending practices were settled as part of a consent order requiring $24 million in restitution payments to borrowers and changes to the lender’s dealer compensation system.  The consent order alleges…

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Bank Settles Debt Collection Action Brought by CFPB and Claims of 47 State Attorneys General

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​On July 8, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that claims concerning a bank’s alleged debt collection practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”) had been settled for over $200 million.  According to the consent order, the bank “sold to debt buyers certain accounts that were inaccurate, settled, discharged…

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