Tagged as: Banking

CFPB Orders National Bank to Pay $4.6 Million in Civil Penalties for Credit Reporting Practices

On August 2, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a national bank, resolving allegations as to the bank’s allegedly unlawful credit reporting activities. According to the CFPB, the bank violated several federal laws with respect to its reporting practices, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15…

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CFPB Settles with National Credit Union Over Alleged Deceptive Debt Collection Practices

On October 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into a consent order with a national credit union over allegations that the credit union made false and misleading representations to consumers when attempting to collect on past due accounts. The credit union serves military members and their families. The…

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CFPB Orders National Bank to Pay $10 Million for Overdraft Practices

On July 14, 2016, the CFPB announced that it ordered a bank to pay $10 million in fines for its overdraft service practices.  According to the CFPB, the bank’s telemarketing vendor used allegedly deceptive marketing and sales pitches to mislead consumers to sign up for its overdraft service without the consumers’ consent. The overdraft…

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Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Settlement with National Bank over Alleged Discriminatory Lending Practices

On June 8, 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it entered into a settlement agreement with a national bank over allegations the bank engaged in discriminatory lending practices in violation of the Fair Housing Act. According to HUD, the bank discriminated against African American, Latino American and…

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CFPB Files Lawsuit Against Payment Processor Over Alleged Unauthorized Withdrawals from Consumer Accounts

On June 6, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it filed a lawsuit against a third-party payment processor and two of the company’s executives over allegations the company permitted unauthorized withdrawals from consumer accounts, in violation of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act. The company facilitated ACH payment transactions between…

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CFPB Publishes Rulemaking Agenda Including Proposed Rule Prohibiting Class Action Waivers

On November 20, 2015, the CFPB published​ its current rulemaking agenda. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the CFPB drafts and implements new regulations governing certain consumer finance products and services. The CFPB publishes its regulatory agenda twice a year, which summarizes the proposed regulations (or “rules”) the Bureau is…

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Federal Reserve Board Announces Enforcement Action Against Regional Bank for Alleged Violation of the National Flood Insurance Act

On September 22, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced the execution of a settlement in an enforcement action against a regional bank concerning an alleged violation of the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA), 42 U.S.C. § 4012a(f)(4). ​The Board of Governors asserted that where a pattern or practice of violations of…

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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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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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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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