Payday, auto and medical loan collectors have engaged in numerous unfair, deceptive and abusive practices during a recent eight-month stretch, according to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau supervisory highlights report released July 26.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued lease-to-own consumer finance company Snap Finance for allegedly making false threats and obscuring the terms of its financing agreements.
Bank of America has been ordered to pay $250 million in penalties for “systematically double-dipping” on overdraft fees, withholding credit card reward bonuses, and opening accounts without customer authorization.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to finalize a proposal that would drastically reduce credit card late fees. The June 29 letter pertained to a proposal in February to reduce the maximum credit card fee per missed payment to $8 from the current figure of $41.