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Volume 25 - Number 24

November 24, 2014

CFPB Orders Franklin Loan Corp. to Pay Borrowers $730k in Restitution

The CFPB recently ordered Franklin Loan Corp., an independent, residential mortgage banker in Palm Desert, CA, to pay $730,000 to consumers the bureau alleges were harmed by the company’s practice of giving employees bonuses for steering consumers into loans with higher interest rates. The bureau also has asked a federal district court to approve a consent order requiring the company to end its allegedly illegal compensation system and refund the consumers it harmed. This is the second loan originator compensation settlement the CFPB has obtained, the first being the case involving Castle & Cooke Mortgage. In this case, according to the CFPB, Franklin Loan originated approximately $887 million in loans between 2011 and 2013. “From June 2011 to October 2013, ...

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