In this podcast, we look at the unique challenges that the CFPB’s proposal may create for student loans.  Our discussion focuses on how the proposal’s call attempt limits, time/place limits for calls, texts, and e-mails, and special restrictions that apply to the aggregation of multiple student loans could impact communications with borrowers.

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The CFPB’s focus on debt collection continues. In addition to proposing changes to debt collection rules, analyzing debt collector trade lines, and filing and participating as an amicus in debt-collection litigation, the CFPB recently announced a proposed settlement involving over $60 million in redress and penalties with debt collection companies Northern Resolution Group,

In a notice to be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register, the CFPB is extending the comment deadline for its proposed debt collection rules until September 18.  The proposal’s initial 90-day comment period was set to expire on August 19.

The Bureau states in the notice that it received two written requests from consumer advocates

In this podcast, we focus on provisions of the proposed rules that are of particular interest to the mortgage industry.  In addition to the special consumer definition, we look at the alternative content allowed in the validation notice and issues raised by the need to include the amount of the debt.  We also highlight areas

Seven consumer advocacy groups have submitted a letter to Director Kraninger requesting a two-month extension of the August 19 comment deadline for the CFPB’s proposed debt collection rules.

The groups state in their letter that “there are very few organizations that represent the interests of people subject to debt collection that have the expertise and

Continuing our coverage of the CFPB’s proposed debt collection rules, this blog post will focus on a few provisions that pertain specifically to mortgage servicers.

In part, the proposal continues the CFPB’s efforts to harmonize mortgage servicing regulation (which generally promotes communication with consumers) and debt collection regulation (which generally restricts communication with consumers). 

In this blog post, we attempt to dissect and explore the Bureau’s proposed call frequency and time/place limitations in the recently-released debt collection NPRM.

Proposed Call Frequency Limitations

First, let’s tackle the proposed call frequency limitations.  Section 1006.14(b)(2) prohibits attempting to call (note the use of the word “call,” as opposed to “communicate with”)

The CFPB has published its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The proposed rule would apply only to debt collectors covered by the FDCPA, although creditors and servicers acquiring debts before default will feel its impact as well.

On May 14, 2019, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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 CFPB has issued its eighth annual Fair Debt Collection Practices Act report covering the CFPB’s and FTC’s activities in 2018.

While the new report incorporates information from the FTC’s annual letter to the CFPB describing its FDCPA activities during the year covered by the report, the report continues the practice begun with last year’s