Some Hoosiers Will Receive Financial Relief After State Settlement with a Auto Financing Company
By: Molly McCrea - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS- Thousands of Hoosiers will receive relief in a settlement with a sub-prime auto financing company.

Thirty-three states took part in a lawsuit against Santander Consumer USA Inc. The lawsuit alleged the company violated consumer protection laws.

Specifically, Santander made auto loans accessible to disadvantaged borrowers who had a high probability of default.

The total amount of the settlement is $550 million. In Indiana. more than 5,000 people will receive a $261 check.

Fifteen-hundred Indiana residents also had their loans waived or forgiven.


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