It appears that the final chapter of the ITT Educational Services, Inc. (“ITT”) story was written last week with the CFPB’s announcement that it entered into a stipulated settlement with PEAKS Trust 2009-1 (“PEAKS”), a special purpose entity created in 2009 to purchase, own, and manage certain private student loans with students enrolled at ITT.

On July 15, 2020, the CPFB filed a complaint in federal court against Townstone Financial, Inc. (Townstone) representing the first ever redlining complaint against a non-bank mortgage lender. The complaint is brought under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), but not the Fair Housing Act (FHA). (The U.S. Department

The CFPB has entered into a consent order with three companies to settle the Bureau’s claims that the companies violated the Dodd-Frank UDAAP prohibition and the FCRA in connection with contracts for deeds that they issued and serviced.  The settlement requires one of the companies to pay a $25,000 civil money penalty and the two

The CFPB filed a complaint in a South Carolina federal district court against Upstate Law Group LLC. and two of its individual owners and managers that alleges the defendants violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s UDAAP prohibition in connection with the brokering of pension advance products structured as purchases by engaging in unfair and deceptive

The CFPB has issued a policy statement to clarify the Dodd-Frank Act’s abusiveness standard.  The policy statement, which is applicable as of January 24, 2020, states that it describes “certain aspects of how [the Bureau] intends to approach its use of the abusiveness standard in its supervision and enforcement matters going forward.”

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CFPB Director Kraninger has rejected the argument made by Equitable Acceptance Corp (EAC) that because the Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional, the civil investigative demand it received from the Bureau should be set aside or at least modified to stay the CID’s response deadlines pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Seila Law.

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The CFPB filed a complaint last week in a California federal district court against several companies and individuals involved in offering student loan debt relief services for allegedly obtaining consumer reports unlawfully, charging unlawful advance fees, and engaging in deceptive conduct.  (Several companies and individuals are named only as “relief defendants” for having allegedly received

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters has sent a letter to CFPB Director Kraninger raising questions about the potential appointment of Thomas G. Ward as CFPB’s Assistant Director for Enforcement.  

In her letter, Ms. Waters stated that, according to media reports, Mr. Ward is the leading candidate for the Enforcement Director position and that

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment filed by All American Check Cashing.

In its petition, All American sought to have the Supreme Court hear its interlocutory appeal from the district court’s ruling upholding the CFPB’s constitutionality rather than wait for a ruling on its appeal from

The CFPB has filed an amicus brief in the Maryland Court of Appeals urging the court to affirm the decision of the Court of Special Appeals reversing the trial court’s approval of a settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit.  The defendants in the lawsuit include a company and individuals who are also defendants in