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Category: Info for consumers |
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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.

Category: Info for consumers |
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National City Bank settlement administrator will contact eligible borrowers soon

Last year, together with the Department of Justice, we filed a complaint against National City Bank (National City) for discriminating in mortgage loan pricing. The complaint alleged that National City charged African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher prices on their mortgage loans than similarly-situated white borrowers between 2002 and 2008. The parties agreed on a settlement, and a federal court has ordered PNC Bank, which purchased National City in 2009, to provide $35 million in relief to minority borrowers who overpaid.

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Developing standards for assessing diversity policies

We are tasked, along with other agencies, by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, to develop standards that can be used for assessing the diversity policies and practices of financial service providers. Together with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, […]

Category: At the CFPB |
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Continuing our promise of diversity

Today is my first day as the Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the CFPB. I’m coming to the CFPB after serving nine years at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Commission). There I worked to protect the public from unlawful discrimination and harassment in all work situations.

I came to the CFPB because I know this is a place that shares those same values. Here we have a team that understands that to help all consumers we need to have a wide range of perspectives in-house. Our Office of Minority and Women Inclusion will work to ensure that diversity and inclusion are more than just considerations; they are defining standards for the work we do.

Category: At the CFPB |
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Fulfilling our commitment to diversity

In the months since the CFPB officially opened its doors, the Bureau has been moving at full speed to engage consumers and bring greater transparency to the financial marketplace. We’ve been hard at work building our consumer response system, creating our Know Before You Owe campaigns, and forming a strong foundation for our supervision, examination, […]

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Addressing credit discrimination

The CFPB is the first federal agency with the primary mission of making consumer financial markets work for American consumers. Congress charged us with ensuring that: All consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services; and Markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive.