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CFPB Finds 90 Percent Rejection Rate For Student Loan co-Signers Seeking Release

Today Rohit Chopra, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Student Loan Ombudsman – who also just announced he is stepping down after next week - released a report finding high rates of consumers are being rejected for co-signer release on their private student loans, based on its review of industry practices. The Bureau uncovered problematic industry practices that may […]

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CFPB Takes Action Against Medical Debt Collector, Largely For Lack of Policies and Procedures

Yesterday, the CFPB announced an enforcement action against a medical debt collection company for mishandling consumer credit reporting disputes and preventing consumers from exercising important debt collection rights. The company is ordered to provide over $5.4 million in relief to harmed consumers, and pay a $500,000 penalty. At the core is a lack of adequate policies and procedures.

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CFPB Takes Action Against Auto Finance Company for Debt Collection UDAAP Violation

Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it was taking action against a lender that focused on making automobile loans to servicemembers. The CFPB alleges that Security National Automotive Acceptance Company, LLC, an Ohio based auto finance company, regularly engaged in prohibited, aggressive debt collection tactics against servicemembers and used a combination of illegal […]

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CFPB Finalizes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companies

Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a rule that will allow the agency to supervise larger nonbank auto finance companies for the first time. The CFPB already supervises auto financing at the largest banks and credit unions. Yesterday’s rule extends CFPB supervision to any nonbank auto finance company that makes, acquires, or refinances 10,000 or more loans or leases in a year.

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Oral Arguments in CFPB v. Hanna Suggest Long Road Ahead

Oral arguments on the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss the CFPB action against the Georgia law firm Frederick J Hanna & Associates P.C. were held on June 3rd. The stakes are high, not only for the Hanna law firm, but also any law firm that handles a high volume of consumer debt collection matters. The case should be front and center for all law firms practicing in this space.