The CFPB has announced that it will hold a Debt Collection Town Hall in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania beginning at Noon on May 8, 2019. The event will feature remarks from Director Kraninger as well as comments from community groups, industry representatives, and members of the public.

Although the CFPB did not indicate the purpose of the Town Hall, I strongly believe that the CFPB will use the occasion to announce the issuance of its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “NPRM”) regarding third-party debt collection. This makes sense in light of Director Kraninger’s recent announcement at the Bipartisan Policy Institute that the NPRM will be released “in the coming weeks.” We will be closely covering the Town Hall and the issuance of the NPRM.