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NY DFS Obtains $604,000 in Restitution and $500,000 Civil Penalty From Lender Who Failed to Refund Lender Credits

​On August 10, 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a Missouri-based lender that specializes in mortgage loans guaranteed by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  According to the consent order, the DFS determined that, between 2011 and 2014, the lender failed…

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NY Department of Financial Services Settles Payday Lending Claims Against Online Lender

On March 17, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that it entered into a consent order and settlement with a financial services company over allegations the company offered illegal online payday loans in New York. The company allegedly operated an online payday loan “lead generation” business. Although payday lending is…

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CFPB and New York Department of Financial Services Announce Lawsuit Against Financial Companies Over Pension Loans

On August 20, 2015, the CFPB and the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced they had filed a lawsuit in federal court in California against two regional financial companies. According the complaint, the companies deceived consumers about the fees and interest rates associated with pension loans. The companies…

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"Lead Generation" Payday Lender Settles Claim for $2.1 Million and Agrees to Cease Operations

On March 9, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) announced that it entered a consent order with a “lead generation” payday lender where the lender agreed to pay a $2.1 million penalty, provide new warnings to consumers, and cease operations in the state.   Payday lending is illegal in New York. “Lead…

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