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CFPB Orders Hyundai to Pay $19 Million for Widespread Credit Reporting Failures

Posted: Jul 28, 2022 | Author: CFPB
CFPB  compliance  credit reporting  lending & collections 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau penalized Hyundai Capital America for repeatedly providing inaccurate information to nationwide credit reporting companies and failing to take proper measures to address inaccurate information once it was identified between 2016 and 2020.

The CFPB found that Hyundai used manual and outdated systems, processes, and procedures to furnish credit reporting information, which led to widespread inaccuracies and resulted in negative inaccurate information being placed on consumers’ credit reports through no fault of their own. In total, the CFPB found that Hyundai furnished inaccurate information in more than 8.7 million instances on more than 2.2 million consumer accounts during that period.

The order requires Hyundai to take steps to prevent future violations and to pay more than $19 million, including $13.2 million in redress to affected consumers who were inaccurately reported as delinquent and a $6 million civil money penalty, making this the CFPB’s largest Fair Credit Reporting Act case against an auto servicer.

Hyundai Motor Group is a major global automaker based in Seoul, South Korea. Its U.S. automotive finance subsidiary, Hyundai Capital America, purchases and services retail installment contracts and vehicle leases originated by 1,600 Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis dealerships. As one of the largest furnishers of automotive finance account information in the U.S., Hyundai’s credit reporting practices have a major impact on the credit scores of millions of Americans. The company currently services approximately 1.7 million customers through its retail loans and leases and has over $45 billion of reported assets as of 2021.

For the full article, please visit CFPB.

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