38. Ocwen Financial 2014 ($2,127 million)

Following a multi-agency investigation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), together with 49 US states and the District of Columbia, reached a US$2.1 billion settlement with Ocwen Financial to resolve claims that the company repeatedly mistreated struggling homeowners having difficulties repaying their mortgages. The US District Court for the District of Columbia approved the deal on 24 February 2014.

Get unlimited access to all Global Investigations Review content