On March 7, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced the filing of a lawsuit against two “Buy Here-Pay Here” auto dealerships and their owner for allegedly unconscionable and deceptive lending practices.

The complaint alleges that defendants sold high-mileage, used autos at grossly inflated prices with excessive down payments; financed the sales through in-house loans with high interest rates and “draconian” terms that created a high risk of default; and then repossessed and resold the vehicles over and over again to different consumers in a practice they refer to as “churning.”… Continue Reading

It’s clear from the recent testimony to Congress of Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director of the CFPB’s Office of Servicemembers Affairs, that the CFPB is looking closely at various kinds of loans made to military personnel and their family members. One category of loans on the CFPB’s hit list are private student loans to finance tuition at for-profit schools.… Continue Reading