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Enforcement actions

When we take an enforcement action against an entity or person we believe has violated the law, we will post court documents and other related materials here.

The Bureau may enforce the law by filing an action in federal district court or by initiating an administrative adjudication proceeding. Administrative proceedings are conducted by an Administrative Law Judge, who holds hearings and issues a recommended decision. Proceedings are conducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings .

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USAA Federal Savings Bank

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced a settlement with USAA Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered savings association headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

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TCF National Bank

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) obtained a federal district court order approving its settlement with TCF National Bank regarding its marketing and sale of overdraft services. 

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Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. $100 million for the widespread illegal practice of secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts. Spurred by sales targets and compensation incentives, employees boosted sales figures by covertly opening accounts and funding them by transferring funds from consumers’ authorized accounts without their knowledge or consent, often racking up fees or other charges.

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Santander Bank, N.A.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Santander Bank, N.A. to pay a $10 million fine for illegal overdraft service practices.  Santander’s telemarketing vendor deceptively marketed the overdraft service and signed certain of the bank’s customers up for the service without their consent.

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Regions Bank

CFPB took action against Regions Bank for charging overdraft fees to consumers who had not opted in for overdraft coverage.

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