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California AG Settles with National Bank over Alleged Abusive Debt Collection Practices

On November 2, 2015, the California Attorney General’s Office announced that it had entered into a $100 million stipulated judgment with a national bank over allegations that the bank engaged in abusive debt collection practices, in violation of California’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The allegations relate to the bank’s…

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2Q 2015 Sees Increase in Enforcement Litigation

For the second quarter of 2015, Consumer Finance Enforcement Watch tracked 56 enforcement actions taken against consumer finance providers, a slight uptick in enforcement activity from the previous quarter’s 46 actions.  Although the 56 actions ranged from court-enforcement consent settlement agreements, administrative settlements, administrative actions, civil judgments, and new civil…

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New York Attorney General Announces Results of Investigation into National Bank's Subsidiary over Improper Fees

On August 19, 2015, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced an interim agreement with a subsidiary of a national banking organization over allegations that the bank charged improper fees on customer’s inactive accounts. The bank managed consumer investment accounts and charged a variety of fees for account management services….

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FTC Releases 2014 Annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report

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On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it provided its 2014 Annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report (the “Report”) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Federal Reserve Board.  The 23-page Report, dated May 29, 2015, provided information about enforcement and related activities involving Regulation Z (Truth in…

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1Q 2015 Enforcement Trends

For the first quarter of 2015, Consumer Finance Enforcement Watch tracked 46 instances of enforcement activity taken against a consumer finance service provider.  Not surprisingly, the year started off slow with only 9 enforcement actions taken in January, likely due to agencies wrapping-up actions before year-end 2014. The 46 actions ranged…

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