On August 22, the CFPB issued a consent order to a national bank to resolve allegations that its student loan servicing practices were unfair and deceptive in violation of the Dodd-Frank Act and that its payment aggregation practices violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The CFPB alleged that the bank failed to disclose key aspects related to its payment allocation process, including that partial payments would be distributed across all loans, even if a payment was sufficient to satisfy the minimum payment required for an individual loan. According to the consent order, the bank’s “allocation of a Partial Payment proportionally to all loans in the account sometimes caused consumers’ payments to satisfy fewer, if any, of the loan amounts due in the account than if the Partial Payment had been allocated in a manner that satisfied as many of the loan amounts as possible.” According to the CFPB, the bank’s failure to properly disclose its method for payment allocation resulted in consumers incurring improper late fees, which, if left unpaid for more than 30 days at the end of the month, were reported as delinquent to consumer reporting agencies. The CFPB further alleged that the bank’s payment processors used a late fee monitoring report that had a system coding error that improperly charged consumers late fees if a payment was made on the last day of a grace period, or if consumers chose to make partial payments instead of one payment. The CFPB contended that the bank failed to update, correct, or remove negative information that was inaccurately reported to credit reporting agencies. Pursuant to the consent order, the bank must (i) pay $410,000 in consumer redress; (ii) pay a civil penalty of $3.6 million; (iii) improve its student loan servicing practices to ensure that consumers’ partial payments are distributed in such a way that the amount due is satisfied for as many loans as possible, unless the consumer requests otherwise; (iv) enhance its disclosure statements; and (v) remove or correct errors on consumers’ credit reports.