Skip to main content

Field hearing on auto finance in Indianapolis, IN

CFPB Director Richard Cordray announced a proposal to oversee larger nonbank auto finance companies for the first time at the federal level. The Bureau also released a supervision report that details the auto-lending discrimination that the Bureau has uncovered at banks. The report highlights that the Bureau’s supervisory actions against banks will result in about $56 million in redress for up to 190,000 consumers harmed by discriminatory practices.

Given the significance of car ownership in the lives of consumers, the CFPB wants to make sure that auto lenders, including auto finance companies, are treating consumers fairly throughout the life of loan by:

    • Fairly marketing and disclosing auto financing
    • Providing accurate information to credit bureaus
    • Treating consumers fairly when collecting debts


Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis 850 W. Michigan Street Hine Hall Indianapolis, IN


After taking action against banks for discriminatory practices in auto lending, the CFPB announced a proposal to oversee larger nonbank auto finance companies. This would be the very first federal oversight of this financial market.


Time Agenda Location Speakers
Opening Remarks Zixta Martinez, Associate Director of External Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Panelist Introductions and Remarks Andrew Ault, Staff Attorney, Indiana Legal Services; Bill Himpler, Executive Vice-President, Federal Government Relations, American Financial Services Association; Chris Kukla, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Center for Responsible Lending; Paul Metrey, Chief Regulatory Counsel, National Association of Automobile Dealers; Crystal Ratcliffe, President, Greater Indianapolis NAACP; Steven Zeisel, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Consumer Bankers Association
Audience Testimony Open microphone for public participation