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Category: Policy and compliance |
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Cracking down on discrimination in the financial sector

Vigorous enforcement of the laws protecting against discrimination is essential for us to achieve broader equity and opportunity. The CFPB will prioritize enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and its other authorities to ensure no one is discriminated against in connection with a consumer financial product or service.

Category: At the CFPB |
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New effort focused on financial issues facing rural communities

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new initiative to focus on financial issues facing rural America. Our effort will initially focus on rural banking deserts, discriminatory and predatory agricultural credit, and manufactured housing.

Category: At the CFPB |
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CFPB calls tech workers to action

The CFPB encourages programmers, data scientists and others with knowledge of the algorithms and technologies used by companies, and who know of potential discrimination or other misconduct within our authority, to report it to the CFPB.

Category: Data, research, and reports |
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Protecting consumers through a pandemic: 2020 Fair Lending Report to Congress

This report describes our fair lending activities in supervision, enforcement, guidance and rulemaking, interagency coordination, and outreach and education for calendar year 2020.

Category: Data, research, and reports |
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Protecting consumers and encouraging innovation: 2019 Fair Lending Report to Congress

The Bureau is committed to ensuring fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit for both individuals and communities. This report describes our fair lending activities in innovation, outreach, prioritization, guidance and rulemaking, supervision, and enforcement for calendar year 2019.

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Data, research, and reports |
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A report on the Bureau’s Building a Bridge to Credit Visibility Symposium

This report on the Bureau’s September 17th, 2018 Building a Bridge to Credit Visibility Symposium summarizes the panel discussions that took place during the event, and highlights the key themes that stood out from those conversations.

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Data, research, and reports |
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Encouraging innovation in expanding credit access: 2018 Fair Lending Report to Congress

This report describes our fair lending activities in supervision, enforcement, guidance and rulemaking, interagency coordination, and outreach for calendar year 2018.

Category: Info for consumers |
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What you need to know to get money from the settlement with BancorpSouth Bank for alleged discrimination

The BancorpSouth Settlement Administrator recently mailed packets to identified consumers with instructions for how to take part in the settlement. If you think you are eligible, you should look for a packet in the mail and follow the instructions.

Category: Info for consumers |
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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.

Category: Info for consumers |
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Redlining: CFPB and DOJ action requires BancorpSouth Bank to pay millions to harmed consumers

BancorpSouth Bank will pay $10.6 million to address redlining and other discrimination claims. After, for the first time, we used undercover testers to help support claims of discrimination.

Category: Info for consumers |
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Usted tiene el derecho a que lo traten de manera justa en el mercado financiero

El garantizar un acceso equitativo y anti-discriminatorio en el proceso de obtener crédito apunta a la esencia misma de la misión del CFPB de proteger a los consumidores y promover la transparencia de los mercados financieros en los Estados Unidos. Durante este último año hemos obtenido reembolsos para consumidores perjudicados por prácticas discriminatorias y hemos supervisado a prestamistas para evitarles daño a los consumidores.

Category: Info for consumers |
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You have the right to be treated fairly in the financial marketplace

Ensuring fair and nondiscriminatory access to credit goes to the core of the Bureau’s mission of protecting consumers and promoting openness in America’s financial markets. In the past year we have gotten funds back for consumers harmed by discriminatory practices and we have supervised lenders to prevent harm to consumers. 

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, […]