WASHINGTON - Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase could face more than $35 million in penalties and restitution for allegedly receiving data on consumers and other services in return for directing customers to a Maryland-based title company.

The kickbacks were alleged in a complaint filed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Maryland attorney general, which say the two banks benefited from "valuable services" in exchange for referring business to Genuine Title, which has since shut down. One former Wells employee is accused of being paid for referring business to Genuine.

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