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Published Category: Info for consumers

What you need to know about the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and how it can help you: Why it was passed and what it is

In October, we celebrate the enactment of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), a law that protects consumers from discrimination in the financial marketplace. This week, we’re doing a series of blog posts about what ECOA is and how it protects you.

Published Category: Info for consumers

La delimitación ilegal: Acción del CFPB y del Departamento de Justicia requiere que el banco BancorpSouth pague millones de dólares a consumidores perjudicados

El banco BancorpSouth pagará $10.6 millones para responder al problema de la delimitación ilegal y otras alegaciones de discriminación, luego de que por primera vez  el CFPB utilizara a personas encubiertas para ayudar a respaldar dichas alegaciones de discriminación.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Hudson City Savings Bank to pay $27 million to increase access to credit in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods it discriminated against

The complaint alleges that Hudson City redlined by locating its branches and selecting mortgage brokers nearly all outside of majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods, among other actions. In other words, it intentionally discouraged potential borrowers from equal access to credit in majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Ally to repay $80 million to consumers it discriminated against

When you shop for a car, auto lenders work with your auto dealer to offer you financing for your loan. Auto lenders consider the terms of your loan, your credit history, and other factors, to set a risk-based interest rate on your loan.  Many of them have policies that allow an auto dealer to “markup” […]

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Preventing illegal discrimination in auto lending

Every year, millions of American families buy a car – and it will be one of the most significant purchases they make. One key priority for us is protecting consumers from the silent pickpocket of discrimination. Discriminatory markups in auto lending may result in tens of millions of dollars in consumer harm each year. The […]