CFPB orders Bank of America to pay $12 million for reporting false mortgage data
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Bank of America to pay a $12 million penalty for submitting false mortgage lending information to the federal government under a long-standing federal law. For at least four years, hundreds of Bank of America loan officers failed to ask mortgage applicants certain demographic questions as required under federal law, and then falsely reported that the applicants had chosen not to respond. Under the CFPB’s order, Bank of America must pay $12 million into the CFPB’s victims relief fund. Read the full press release here on the CFPB site.