Auto finance company agrees to change dealer compensation policy to settle CFPB and DOJ fair lending claims

Ballard Spahr LLP
Contact

Earlier this month, American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) entered into a settlement with the CFPB and the Department of Justice to resolve charges that it engaged in unlawful discrimination in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). The settlement includes AHFC’s agreement to change its auto dealer compensation policy, pay $24 million in restitution, and distribute $1 million towards the administration and operation of a consumer financial education program. It is noteworthy, however, that the settlement does not include payment of any monetary penalties by AHFC, which perhaps reflects statements in the DOJ’s and CFPB’s press releases praising AHFC for its industry “leadership” in agreeing to change its policy.

When the settlement was announced, we prepared a detailed legal alert. We intended to share the alert with our blog readers at that time but due to an oversight, belatedly share it now.

Written by:

Ballard Spahr LLP
Contact
more
less

Ballard Spahr LLP on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.