Trident Mortgage Company, LP
On July 27, 2022, the Bureau, together with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), filed a complaint and proposed consent order in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to resolve their allegations against Trident Mortgage Company, LP (Trident). The court entered the order on September 14, 2022. Trident is incorporated in Delaware and had locations in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania at the time of the alleged conduct. Before the complaint was filed, Trident ceased originating mortgages. The states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania entered into concurrent agreements with Trident. The Bureau’s and DOJ’s joint complaint alleged that Trident engaged in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin against applicants and prospective applicants, including by redlining majority-minority neighborhoods in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area (Philadelphia MSA) and engaged in acts and practices directed at prospective applicants that would discourage prospective applicants from applying for credit in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Regulation B, and the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA). DOJ also alleged that Trident’s conduct violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The order requires Trident to invest $18.4 million in a loan subsidy program under which Trident will contract with a lender to increase the credit extended in majority-minority neighborhoods in the Philadelphia MSA and make the loans under the loan subsidy fund. That lender must also maintain at least four licensed branch locations in majority-minority neighborhoods in the Philadelphia MSA. Trident must also fund targeted advertising to generate applications for credit from qualified consumers in majority-minority neighborhoods in the Philadelphia MSA and take other remedial steps to serve the credit needs of majority-minority neighborhoods in the Philadelphia MSA. Trident must also pay a civil money penalty of $4 million.
CFPB, DOJ Order Trident Mortgage Company to Pay More Than $22 Million for Deliberate Discrimination Against Minority Families
Director Chopra’s Prepared Remarks at a Joint DOJ, CFPB Press Event on the Trident Enforcement Action