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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Discriminatory Lending Practices
Description: This list shows cases in which companies paid penalties of $25 million or more to resolve allegations they discriminated against certain customers based on race or other protected categories.
Penalty Total since 2000$1,635,950,000
Number of Penalty Records: 12
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Bank of America$705,000,0002
Wells Fargo$234,300,0001
Associated Banc-Corp$200,000,0001
H&R Block$125,000,0001
Ally Financial$98,000,0001
American Express$96,000,0001
JPMorgan Chase$53,000,0001
PNC Financial Services$35,000,0001
M&T Bank$32,750,0001
Royal Bank of Canada$31,000,0001

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Bank of America N.A.Bank of Americafinancial servicesbanking violation2012DOJ_RIGHTS$370,000,000
Countrywide Financial CorporationBank of Americafinancial servicesmortgage abuses2011DOJ_RIGHTS$335,000,000
Wells Fargo BankWells Fargofinancial servicesmortgage abuses2012DOJ_RIGHTS$234,300,000
Associated Bank, N.A.Associated Banc-Corpfinancial servicesdiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2015HUD$200,000,000
H&R Block, Inc.H&R Blockfinancial servicesdiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2011MA-AG$125,000,000
Ally Financial Inc. and Ally BankAlly Financialfinancial servicesconsumer protection violation2013CFPB$98,000,000
American ExpressAmerican Expressfinancial servicesconsumer protection violation2017CFPB$96,000,000
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chasefinancial servicesdiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2017USAO$53,000,000
National City Bank and its successor PNC BankPNC Financial Servicesfinancial servicesbanking violation2013CFPB$35,000,000
Hudson City Savings BankM&T Bankfinancial servicesbanking violation2015CFPB$32,750,000
City National BankRoyal Bank of Canadafinancial servicesdiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2023DOJ_RIGHTS$31,000,000
Citibank N.A.Citigroupfinancial servicesdiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2023CFPB$25,900,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.