Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania
Current Parent Company: 
Citizens Financial Group
Penalty: 
$115,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
July 29, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it has reached a Conciliation Agreement with Philadelphia-based Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania and Providence, Rhode Island-based Citizens Bank, collectively known as Citizens Bank, settling allegations that the bank violated the Fair Housing Act when it told a female applicant that she would need to return to work before her application for a home equity line of credit could be approved.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Housing and Urban Development Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Pennsylvania
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Rhode Island
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking & securities
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Parent company note: 
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