First-in-the-nation Subprime Auto Loan Settlement: $22 Million from Santander



A major subprime auto loan funder in Massachusetts, Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (Santander), will pay $22 million for its role in facilitating unfair, high-rate auto loans for thousands of Massachusetts car buyers.

The settlement includes $16 million in relief to more than 2,000 affected consumers and a $6 million payment to Massachusetts. Santander has also agreed to implement new oversight policies.