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CFPB Summarizes Supervisory Trends for May through August, 2015

On November 3, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its Supervisory Highlights report​ detailing the Bureau’s supervision efforts for May through August of 2015. The report summarizes the violations of consumer protection laws the Bureau observed during the four-month period and identifies the areas in which the Bureau has…

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Massachusetts AG Settles with Installment Loan Lenders

​On October 29, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced that it had reached a consent order with installment loan lenders, their affiliated companies, and owners, over allegations that the lenders engaged in unfair or deceptive practices in connection with the making, purchasing, servicing, or collecting of high-interest consumer installment loans.  The complaint…

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CFPB & DOJ Reach $27M Settlement with Regional Bank over Redlining Allegations

​On September 24, 2015, the CFPB and the DOJ announced a settlement with a regional bank over allegeatoins that it engaged in redlining practices in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). According to the complaint, the bank allegedly discriminated against minorities by systematically preventing residents of certain minority neighborhoods from…

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CFPB Asks DOJ to Investigate Automotive Lending Company for ECOA Violations

​On August 10, 2015, the American subsidiary of an automotive lending company disclosed in an SEC filing that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had notified the company on July 31, 2015 that it had asked the DOJ to investigate the company’s potential violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.  According ​to the filing, the CFPB’s referral…

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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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Colorado AG Files Action Against Retailer Over Credit Extended to Military Servicemembers

On July 17, 2015, the Attorney General for the State of Colorado (“Colorado AG”) filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court alleging that a retailer and its related companies repeatedly violated Colorado’s consumer lending laws concerning credit extended to military servicemembers. ​ The action is the second lawsuit filed by the Colorado AG in the…

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HUD Settles Fair Housing Claim with Regional Bank for $200 Million

​​The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it reached a settlement agreement with a regional bank over a disparate treatment fair housing claim.  HUD alleged that the bank engaged in racially discriminatory redlining by lending less in majority-minority census tracks than in other neighborhoods.  Under the…

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