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The Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint in federal court charging Associates First Capital Corporation and Associates Corporation of North America (collectively, The Associates) with systematic and widespread abusive lending practices, commonly known as "predatory lending." The FTC...
Following an investigation coordinated with the British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ("RCMP"), the Federal Trade Commission today announced it has filed a civil complaint against the purveyors of a well-...
Six Philadelphia automobile dealerships and their individual owners have signed agreements with the Federal Trade Commission to end alleged practices of omitting or burying in fine print key cost information in their vehicle lease and credit ads. The settlement agreements, signed by Dunphy Nissan,...
Two St. Louis car dealerships will pay a $40,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of a Federal Trade Commission order related to the Consumer Leasing Act ("CLA") and the Truth In Lending Act ("TILA"). The penalty is the first ever collected by the FTC for such an order violation by a vehicle...
Seven subprime mortgage lenders from across the country have agreed to pay redress or be banned from making certain loans to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their lending practices violated various laws enforced by the agency. The agreements are part of the Commission's "Operation Home...
Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final consent agreements with the following entities: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Volkswagen of America, Inc. (including its Audi of America division); Lou Fusz Automotive Network, Inc.;...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a consent agreement with Jerry C. Cohen and the three northern Virginia automobile dealerships of which he is president and CEO -- Jerry's Ford Sales, Inc., John's Ford, Inc. (which does business as Jerry's Leesburg Ford), and Jerry's...
Three northern Virginia automobile dealerships and their CEO and president, Jerry C. Cohen, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively adver- tised their "optional payment" financing plan and engaged in other lease and credit advertising violations. Among other...
A new policy hammered out by the National Foundation for Consumer Credit (NFCC) with guidance from staff of the Federal Trade Commission will ensure that financially-troubled consumers who seek help from one of NFCC’s 1,100 Consumer Credit Counseling Services offices nationwide will be told that...

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Whether you're planning to start your own business or expand the one you own, you may be in the market for credit. When you shop for a loan or line of credit, remember that the law protects you against discrimination. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from...

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