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Volume 25 - Number 11

May 26, 2014

Confidential Settlements Bring in $70 Million in Remediation: CFPB

The fourth edition of the CFPB’s Supervisory Highlights report, released last week, reveals that recent “nonpublic supervisory actions” and self-reported violations in a number of program areas have resulted in more than $70 million in remediation for approximately 775,000 consumers. The report also highlighted what the bureau characterized as illegal actions uncovered by the agency’s supervision of the payday, debt collection and consumer-reporting markets – which are now being supervised on a federal level for the first time due to the authority conferred upon the CFPB by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “For the first time at the federal level, nonbank financial institutions are subject to supervisory oversight that holds them accountable for how they treat consumers,"...

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