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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 […]

Fulfilling our fair lending mandate

We are responsible for ensuring “fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit” under the Dodd-Frank Act. Today, we submitted a report to Congress on our efforts to fulfill this fair lending mandate. The CFPB has made great strides on this front over the past year, and the Fair Lending Report of the Consumer Financial Protection […]

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Fair Notice on Fair Lending

Millions of Americans rely on loans and other credit products to attend college, buy cars, purchase homes, or open businesses. For many of us, access to credit makes it possible to achieve the American Dream of a better life for ourselves and our children. All too often, credit discrimination stands in the way of this access. It keeps worthy borrowers from the tools they need to reach their financial goals.

Credit discrimination is illegal. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is responsible for enforcing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity at the CFPB helps ensure that all Americans have fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit, and we will use every tool at our disposal to protect American consumers. Learn more.