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OCC Terminates Mortgage Servicing Consent Order and Assesses Penalties Against Two National Banks

On February 9, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (“OCC”) announced that it has terminated mortgage servicing-related consent orders against two national banks because the banks now comply with the orders.   In terminating the consent orders, the OCC assessed a $10 million civil money penalty against the first bank and a $3.4 million civil money penalty against the…

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OCC Terminates Mortgage Servicing Consent Order and Assesses Civil Money Penalties Against Two National Banks

On January 5, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (“OCC”) announced that it had terminated consent orders against two national banks.  In doing so, the OCC assessed civil money penalties against the banks relating to previous violations of the existing consent orders.  The OCC announced that it was terminating…

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Announces $30 Million Civil Penalty Against National Bank Over SCRA Violations

On August 21, 2015, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced that it had concluded its investigation into several related national banks regarding alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The Act prohibits certain debt collection activities against members of the armed forces. Before proceeding with judicial…

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Regional Bank Settles Deposit Discrepancy Claims with the CFPB, FDIC, and OCC

On August 12, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), had entered into several consent orders with affiliated regional banks over allegations concerning consumer bank deposits.  According to the consent orders,…

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

​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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OCC Terminates, Amends Consent Orders With National Banks

On June 17, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it terminated foreclosure-related consent orders with three national banks, entered into amended consent orders with six other national banks, and decided to escheat at the end of the fiscal year any uncashed payments made under the Independent Foreclosure Review Payment Agreement…

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