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FDIC releases March enforcement actions

Bank Regulatory Federal Issues FDIC Enforcement Mortgages FDI Act

On April 29, the FDIC released a list of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in March. During the month, the FDIC issued 13 orders consisting of “six orders terminating consent order, one order to pay civil money penalty, five Section 19 orders, and one order of termination of insurance.” Among the orders is a civil money penalty imposed against a Kentucky-based bank related to alleged violations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act for allegedly “deceptively advertising interest rates and fees for residential mortgage loans as the lowest on the market, with a promise of a ‘best rate guarantee,’ comparative shopping for such rates, and lower rates due to the bank’s fee structure.” The order requires the payment of a $425,000 civil money penalty.

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