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Fifth Third Bank to Cap Dealer Markups

Fifth Third Bank to Cap Dealer Markups

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

CFPB Says Santander Violated Fair Lending Laws

CFPB Says Santander Violated Fair Lending Laws

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

CFPB Urges Fifth Third Bank to Cap Dealer Markup
CFPB’s Cordray Commends Honda’s New Markup Policy

CFPB’s Cordray Commends Honda’s New Markup Policy

At the CFPB’s semi-annual report to Congress Wednesday, the bureau’s director praised Honda Finance for setting limitations on dealers’ ability to mark up interest rates on auto loans. But he also fielded questions about whether the bureau is overstepping its jurisdiction.

July 16, 2015

CFPB: Consumers Will Soon Receive Ally Payout

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

BB&T Switching to Flat Fee Compensation Model

BB&T Bank’s dealer finance arm announced today that it is switching to a flat fee compensation model that eliminates dealer markups on retail installment sales contracts, effective July 1.

June 18, 2015

CFPB, DOJ Now Targeting Honda's Captive

Honda revealed in a regulatory filing this week that its captive finance company is facing discrimination charges by the CFPB and DOJ. The revelation comes a week after Toyota’s captive said it is facing similar allegations.

December 4, 2014

Toyota's Captive Issues Statement Regarding CFPB, DOJ Allegations

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

CFPB Holds Auto Finance Hearing Following New Rule Proposal
CFPB to Release White Paper on Proxy Methodology

CFPB to Release White Paper on Proxy Methodology

During the CFPB’s semi-annual report to the House Financial Services Committee, Director Richard Cordray said the agency will be releasing a white paper on the methodology it uses to determine the presence of discrimination in auto loans.

June 19, 2014

7 Financial Organizations Back Disparate Impact Amendment

7 Financial Organizations Back Disparate Impact Amendment

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

NADA: Flat Fees Do Not Eliminate Discretion

A memo released by the NADA this week states that the CFPB’s proposed method for eliminating fair lending risk in the auto lending arena would do no such thing. Instead, dealers would still have discretion when it comes to selecting a finance source for their customers.

May 20, 2014

DOJ Investigating Fifth Third Bank’s Auto Lending Practices
CFPB Whistleblower: Bureau’s Discrimination Problem ‘Bigger Than Any Report’
CFPB is ‘Least Accountable’ Federal Agency, Lawmaker Charges