CFPB sues MoneyLion for imposing ‘illegal and excessive charges’ on U.S. servicemembers


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday that it has sued the online lender MoneyLion Technologies Inc. ML, -29.49% for “imposing illegal and excessive charges on servicemembers and their dependents,” the agency said in a press release. “MoneyLion targeted military families by extracting fees and making it difficult to cancel monthly subscriptions,” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in a statement. “Companies are breaking the law when they require monthly membership fees to obtain loans and then create barriers to canceling those memberships.” MoneyLion shares were down more than 9% Thursday afternoon, following the news.

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