The CFPB and DOJ announced two actions against Fifth Third Bank on Monday, one of which requires the finance source to pay $18 million in restitution to minority auto loan borrowers, as well as limit its dealer partners’ ability to markup interest rates on auto loans.
September 29, 2015
The CFPB has notified the Department of Justice that Santander Consumer USA’s auto lending practices have allegedly violated fair lending laws, according to a regulatory filing.
August 11, 2015
Just two weeks after American Banker reported that the CFPB was planning to cite three captive auto finance companies for policies that allegedly caused minority car buyers to pay higher rates for auto loans, the bureau and the Department of Justice have announced a settlement with Honda Finance Corp.
July 14, 2015
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court held that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act, dashing the hopes of industry insiders who believed a ruling against the controversial legal theory would put a kibosh on the CFPB’s actions in auto lending.
June 25, 2015
A CFPB official disclosed in a June 15 blog post that the administrator of the Ally settlement fund has begun contacting and mailing checks to borrowers who were affected by Ally’s alleged discriminatory auto lending policies.
June 23, 2015
CFPB Director Richard Cordray fielded questions about dealer compliance programs and a recent study calling out the bureau’s methods for determining discrimination during a semi-annual report to Congress earlier this month.
March 17, 2015
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.
February 24, 2015
Credit Acceptance has received a civil investigative subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, which requested that the finance company produce certain documents related to subprime auto lending.
December 16, 2014
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation issued a statement to F&I and Showroom regarding last week’s regulatory filing. It revealed that the CFPB and the DOJ are alleging that the captive’s practices in the auto finance sector have resulted in the discriminatory pricing of auto loans.
December 1, 2014
A representative of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency says competition is forcing finance sources to take bigger risks. He warns that the regulator will continue to monitor the market.
November 4, 2014
Seven financial organizations issued a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on May 29 in support of an amendment to an appropriations bill that would limit Justice Department litigation relying on the disparate impact theory of discrimination.
June 9, 2014
Fifth Third Bancorp revealed in a regulatory filing this month that its indirect auto loan portfolio is being examined by the Department of Justice to determine whether the finance source engaged in discriminatory practices.
May 15, 2014
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, on behalf of the House Financial Services Committee, released a video Monday calling on the CFPB to make its advisory council meetings open to the public.
March 20, 2014
Earlier this month, Evergreen Bank Group issued a statement about its decision to move to a flat fee pricing model. The move was in response to a low FDIC rating and alleged violations of the ECOA.
March 20, 2014
Officials with Penske Automotive Group, which reported a record fourth quarter, said the operation will “wait and see” when it comes to adopting the NADA’s new fair lending compliance program.
February 18, 2014