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Author archive: Holly Petraeus

Freedom Stores to provide over $2.5 million in refunds and penalties

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Today we, along with the Attorneys General of Virginia and North Carolina, announced an enforcement action against a chain of stores doing business outside military bases across the United States. Under the terms of a proposed consent order, Freedom Stores, Inc., Freedom Acceptance Corporation, and Military Credit Services LLC, as well as their owners and […]

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Working together to protect student veterans

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We’re joining the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense (DoD), and Education (ED) to better protect servicemembers, veterans, and their family members who are attending college. We’ve signed an agreement to carry out a comprehensive strategy to strengthen our enforcement and compliance work. This new agreement is part of a larger effort to prevent abusive […]

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Closing the book on Colfax

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We announced an enforcement action against Colfax Capital Corporation and its subsidiary Culver Capital, LLC for engaging in unlawful lending practices that targeted and financially harmed servicemembers. Although the name might be new to some, this is actually the last gasp of a chameleon-like company with a long and deplorable record of preying on servicemembers.

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Statement by CFPB’s Holly Petraeus on DOJ, FDIC Enforcement Actions Against Sallie Mae

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an enforcement action against Sallie Mae (also known as Sallie Mae Bank and Navient Solutions), the largest servicer of federal and private student loans, which was found to be systematically violating the legal rights of U.S. servicemembers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) also reached […]

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Behind the numbers: Servicemember complaints

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14,100. Sounds like a random number, doesn’t it? But to us, 14,100 represents the number of servicemembers, veterans and their family members whose stories have come to us through their consumer complaints. I emphasize the word “stories” because each complaint is much more than a case number. Behind those case numbers are servicemembers with questions […]

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