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CFPB Enters $48 Million Consent Order with Indirect Auto Lender

On October 1, 2015, the CFPB announced an enforcement action and consent order with an indirect auto lender for illegal debt collection and other practices.  It is alleged that the company’s actions violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Dodd-Frank Act. The illegal…

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Payday Lenders Agree to Exit Consumer Lending Business in Settlement With FTC

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On July 7, 2015, the FTC ​announced that it reached two stipulated settlements (available here and here) with payday lenders who allegedly deceived customers by signing them up for loans without their permission and then withdrawing “finance” charges indefinitely. The settlements stem from allegations in a complaint​ filed last year that defendants “purchase consumers’ sensitive financial information from online lead generators or data…

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CFPB Summarizes Recent Results of Supervisory Enforcement

On June 23, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its Supervisory Highlights report detailing the Bureau’s supervision efforts for the first four months of 2015. The report summarizes the most common “illegal practices” uncovered by the Bureau and identifies the areas where the Bureau has  focused on in its…

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CFPB Announces Rule Permitting Monitoring of Auto Finance Companies

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a new rule that grants the CFPB the ability to monitor nonbank companies that qualify as “larger participants of a market for automobile financing.”  The CFPB simultaneously adopted a separate rule defining certain automobile leases as a “financial…

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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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Two Georgia Car Title Lenders enter Consent Orders with FTC on Deceptive Advertising Charges

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​On June 10, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it unanimously approved consent orders with two Georgia car title lenders that the FTC charged had failed to disclose important conditions about financing for their title loans. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that the car title lenders violated the…

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Mortgage Lender Enters Into Consent Order With CFPB Over Steering Allegations

​On June 4, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered a consent order with a regional residential-mortgage lender over allegations that the lender paid bonuses and higher commissions to loan officers for steering consumers into mortgages with higher interest rates.  The complaint, also filed on June 4, alleged that the company…

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