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July 27, 2017 - Industry News

CFPB: Small-Dollar Lending, Debt-Collection Rules Are Coming

The day Republicans introduced joint resolutions in both houses aimed at blocking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new arbitration rule, a bureau staffer noted in a blog post that the regulator isn't done writing, issuing and finalizing rules.

Tags: Arbitration, auto finance, CFPB, compliance, Debt Collection, Payday Lending

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

FTC Announces Multiagency Crackdown on Abusive Debt Collectors

Operation Collection Protection has resulted in 115 total actions against debt collectors this year, 30 of which were announced during the FTC’s press conference to announce the multiagency initiative.

Tags: CFPB, Debt Collection, Federal Trade Commission, SNAAC, Westlake

October 28, 2015 - Industry News

CFPB Orders SNAAC to Pay $3.28 Million for Illegal Debt Collection Practices

Four months after suing SNAAC for employing illegal debt collection practices, the CFPB has ordered the finance company to pay $3.28 million in refunds and fines to resolve the regulator's claims.

Tags: CFPB, Debt Collection, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, SNAAC

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

CFPB Takes Action Against Westlake and Its Title-Lending Subsidiary

The bureau ordered the subprime auto finance source and its subsidiary to pay a $4.25 million civil penalty for illegal debt-collection tactics and $44.1 million in consumer redress.

Tags: CFPB, Debt Collection, subprime auto finance, Westlake Financial Services

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

CFPB Sues Auto Lender for Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued auto loan company Security National Automotive Acceptance Company for aggressive and misleading debt collection tactics against military service members.

Tags: CFPB, Debt Collection, Military Buyers, SNAAC, Veterans

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Santander Agrees to $9.35 Million DOJ Settlement

Santander has agreed to settle charges that it illegally repossessed more than a thousand cars it financed for active service members over a five-year period.

Tags: Debt Collection, Department of Justice, Santander, subprime

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

CPS CEO: Finance Source Ahead of the Compliance Curve

Consumer Portfolio Services CEO Charles Bradley laid out the lender’s compliance efforts during a quarterly earnings call last week. The finance source’s subprime lending activities are currently being investigated by Department of Justice.

Tags: CFPB, compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer Portfolio Services (CPS), Debt Collection, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Settlement

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Dealer Settles Complaint Regarding Collections Practices

The Idaho Attorney General has reached an agreement with a dealership that will prohibit it from engaging in harassing debt collection or repossession acts or practices. The dealership also resolved several consumer complaints.

Tags: Attorney General, compliance, Debt Collection, Repossessions, Settlement

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

The CFPB Puts Debt Collectors on Notice

The CFPB is now taking consumer complaints regarding debt collectors. The bureau also warned firms they will be held accountable for unlawful debt-collection activities.

Tags: automotive, bulletin, CFPB, Debt Collection, warning

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