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Final Final Fair Debt Collections Practices Act is Published

On December 18, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the second part of its final rule, Regulation F, which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The first part of the final rule was published on October 30, 2020. The most recent release has three primary components dealing with validation notices, passive debt collection through negative reporting, and the collection of time-barred debt.  Most notably, the provisions dealing with time-barred debt depart significantly […]

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CFPB PUBLISHES FINAL DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT RULE

On October 30, 2020. the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final Regulation F, which governs the activities of debt collectors. The final rule addresses, among other things, communications in connection with debt collection and prohibitions on harassment or abuse, false or misleading representations, and unfair practices in debt collection. The final rule: Will be effective one year after publication in the Federal Register, which is expected soon. Together with the supplementary information, runs […]

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FDCPA – PROPOSED REVISION TO THE PROPOSED REVISION

On February 13, 2020 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) dealing with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Regulation F. The NPRM supplements the May 2019 Proposed Rule by proposing to require debt collectors to make certain disclosures when collecting time-barred debts. The CFPB proposes to prohibit collectors from using non-litigation means (such as calls) to collect on time-barred debt unless collectors disclose to consumers during […]

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CFPB REGULATORY STATUS CHECK

On February 6, 2020 Kathleen Kraninger presented the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Fall 2019 Semi-Annual Report to Congress, covering the period from .April 1, 2019, to September 30, 2019. The Report provides updates on a number of current regulatory efforts including, but not limited to: Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment loans In February 2019, the CFPB released Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the 2017 Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment […]

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CFPB PUBLISHES FALL 2019 UNIFIED AGENDA

Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Fall 2019 rulemaking agenda. The agenda identifies the regulatory matters that the CFPB reasonably anticipates having under consideration during the period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The following summaries a few key topics: Proposed Fair Debt Collection Rule (Regulation F) – The CFPB proposed Regulation F in May 2019.  Now the CFPB is testing consumer disclosures related to time-barred debt and, after testing, […]

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