Tagged as: online lending

CFPB Lawsuit Targets High-Interest Online Lenders

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On April 27, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the filing of a suit against four online lenders alleging that the lenders illegally collected debts on invalid loans.  The complaint alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), 12 U.S.C. §§ 5531(a), 5536(a), and 5564(a), and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA),…

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CFPB and California DBO Settle with Online Lender Over Alleged Misrepresentations

On September 27, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with an online lender, after a joint investigation with the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO), over allegations that the lender deceptively marketed its loan products and hid the true cost of credit…

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Colorado Attorney General Announces Lenders Will Return $8 Million to Consumers over Alleged Usurious Loans

On June 8, 2016, the Colorado Attorney General announced that several national lenders were ordered to pay approximately $8 million in restitution to Colorado consumers over alleged usurious loans, which violated Colorado’s Consumer Protection Act. The lenders allegedly originated loans with interest rates that reached as high as 355%. In…

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North Carolina State Court Grants TRO Against Unlicensed Auto Lenders for Excessive Rates

On May 2, 2016, the North Carolina Attorney General (“AG”) announced that a state court judge temporarily banned online auto lenders from engaging in allegedly deceptive lending practices, including charging unlawful fees. The North Carolina AG filed suit against the unlicensed lenders for allegedly charging excessive interest rates and engaging…

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California Department of Business Oversight Launches Inquiry Into Online Lending

​On December 11, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced that it had launched an inquiry into the online lending industry, known as “marketplace lending.”  The DBO requested a wide array information from fourteen marketplace lenders, including a five-year trend data about their loan and investor funding programs, and…

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