Automotive Compliance Consultants warned dealers not to let their guard down after last week’s federal appeals court ruling that the CFPB’s structure is unconstitutional. The firm said other regulators have taken note of the bureau’s activities, adding that next month’s elections will determine if the ruling has teeth.
October 18, 2016
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. The appellant court’s main issue is the bureau’s single-director structure.
October 11, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be holding a field hearing on May 5 in Albuquerque, N.M., to discuss arbitration. CFPB Director Richard Cordray will issue remarks at the hearing
April 21, 2016
The three-year standoff between Toyota Motor Credit, the Justice Department and the CFPB is over, with the captive agreeing to pay up to $21.9 million in restitution to minority borrowers the regulators allege were overcharged on their auto loans. The captive also agreed to lower its dealer markup caps.
February 3, 2016
Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee have once again release internal CFPB documents. This time, the documents show that some settlement checks being dispersed as part of the bureau’s $98 million settlement with Ally Financial and Ally Bank have been going to white borrowers.
January 21, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against Herbies Auto Sales for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers. The buy-here, pay-here operation was ordered to pay $700,000 in restitution and a civil penalty of $100,000.
January 21, 2016
The acquisition comes more than two months after BMO Harris Bank informed dealers it was exiting 12 states to refocus its indirect auto business.
December 3, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released its fall 2015 rulemaking agenda. In it, the CFPB outlined its list of current initiatives that would help it govern consumer finance markets, including the auto finance industry.
November 24, 2015
The NADA has filed a second Freedom of Information Act request for internal CFPB documents that allegedly show the bureau intended to regulate the auto finance market through enforcement action. An earlier request was denied.
October 8, 2015
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
As part of a new initiative to preserve the indirect financing channel, the National Automobile Dealers Association has created a new website and a video including testimonials from real consumers who benefited from receiving financing through a dealership.
September 17, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received more than 677,000 consumer complaints as of August 1, according to the bureau’s monthly consumer complaints snapshot. The biggest increase was in credit reporting complaints.
August 27, 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
The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the CFPB is urging Fifth Third Bank to cap dealer markup as part of a potential settlement with the regulator.
August 6, 2015
This week, Penske Automotive’s chairman said that Honda Financial Corp’s new markup cap will still allow dealers to be fairly compensated. He also noted that the dealer group has had markup caps in place for years.
July 30, 2015