Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Compass Bank
Current Parent Company: 
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Penalty: 
$1,750,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
January 12, 2007
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

The Justice Department reached a settlement resolving allegations that Compass Bank of Birmingham, Ala., engaged in a pattern of lending discrimination against individuals based on their marital status.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Rights Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Alabama
Facility City: 
Birmingham
HQ Country of Parent: 
Spain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
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