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CFPB issues consent order against nonbank automotive finance company

Federal Issues CFPB Regulation V FCRA CFPA Enforcement Consumer Finance

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On July 26, the CFPB announced a consent order against a nonbank automotive finance company to resolve allegations that it engaged in furnishing inaccurate information to consumer reporting companies. The CFPB alleged that the company violated the FCRA and Regulation V by, among other things, failing to: (i) “promptly update and correct information it furnished to Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) that it determined was not complete or accurate, and continued to furnish this inaccurate and incomplete information;” (ii) “modify or delete information disputed by consumers that [the company] found to be inaccurate”; and (iii) “establish and implement reasonable written policies and procedures regarding the accuracy and integrity of information provided to CRAs.” The CFPB also alleged that the company violated the CFPA because of the FCRA and Regulation V violations, which it alleged also constitute violations of the CFPA, and for using “ineffective manual processes and systems containing known logic errors to furnish information to CRAs.” Under the terms of the Bureau’s consent order, the company is required to provide $13.2 million in redress to harmed consumers, review all account files that it currently furnishes to credit reporting companies and correct all inaccuracies described in the order, then send updated information to the credit reporting companies, establish and implement written a compliance plan, and pay a $6 million civil penalty to the Bureau.

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