The CFPB recently issued a consent order against 3rd Generation, Inc., doing business as California Auto Finance (California Auto), regarding interest charged on consumers’ late payment of the fee charged for California Auto’s Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) product.  The consent order requires California Auto to refund $168,162 to customers with paid-off accounts, issue $117,582 in

The CFPB recently entered into a consent order with Nationwide Equities Corporation (Nationwide), which the CFPB refers to as a mortgage broker and mortgage lender that primarily provides jumbo reverse mortgage loans and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Loans (HECMs). The CFPB asserts in the consent order that Nationwide engaged in direct mail advertising practices that

An article recently published by the Student Borrower Protection Center titled “Discrimination is ‘Unfair’,” argues that the CFPB, FTC, state attorneys general and regulators, and in some cases private individuals, should consider challenging discrimination as an “unfair” practice covered by federal and state laws prohibiting unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices.  (The authors are

The CFPB announced earlier this week that it has entered into a proposed settlement  of its lawsuit filed in a California federal district court against SettleIt, Inc., a debt settlement company, alleging that the company engaged in abusive acts or practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act and also violated the Telemarketing Sales

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced last week that it has entered into a consent order that permanently bars James Berry and any company he owns or controls from soliciting customers for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and seeking future enrollment as a solicitor for PACE programs.  In its press

The CFPB announced yesterday that it is rescinding its January 2020 policy statement, “Statement of Policy Regarding Prohibition on Abusive Acts or Practices.”  The rescission is effective on the date the CFPB’s notice of the rescission is published in the Federal Register.

The rescission was foreshadowed by Acting Director Uejio in his statement to Bureau

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at the end of last week.

In 1996, the General Assembly amended the catchall provision of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, 73 P.S. 201-2(4)(xi), to prohibit anyone who advertises, sells, or distributes goods or services from “engaging

As we recently reported, the CFPB released new guidance on January 13, 2021, in an effort to give industry participants more concrete guidance about how to tackle the sometimes-daunting issue of serving customers in non-English languages.  Director Kraninger announced the guidance in a blog post of her own, and reached out with telephone calls

On November 5, 2020, the CFPB named Driver Loan, LLC (“Driver Loan”) and its Chief Executive Officer as defendants in a two-count complaint filed in a Florida federal district court that alleges they engaged in deceptive acts and practices in violation of the Dodd-Frank Act’s UDAAP prohibition in connection with taking deposits from and making

Less than one month after hearing oral argument in RD Legal Funding, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a summary order affirming the district court’s holding that the Dodd-Frank Act’s single-director-removable-only-for-cause provision is unconstitutional, reversing its holding that the provision is not severable, and remanding the case to the