Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ally Financial Inc. and Ally Bank
Current Parent Company: 
Ally Financial
Penalty: 
$98,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
December 20, 2013
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
discriminatory practices
Violation Description: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Department of Justice ordered Ally Financial Inc. and Ally Bank to pay $80 million in damages to harmed African-American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islander borrowers and $18 million in penalties. The CFPB and DOJ determined that more than 235,000 minority borrowers paid higher interest rates for their auto loans between April 2011 and December 2013 because of Ally's discriminatory pricing system.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Michigan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
financial services
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Parent company note: 
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