Almost five years after entering into an administrative consent order with Encore Capital Group, Inc., Midland Funding, LLC, Midland Credit Management, Inc., and Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. (collectively, “Defendants”) to resolve claims relating to the Defendants’ debt collection practices, the CFPB, on September 8, 2020, filed a five count complaint (the “Complaint”) in

Industry representatives and consumer advocates collectively lamented the high non-appearance rate of debtors in court in debt collection cases at yesterday’s joint FTC-CFPB roundtable on the debt collection industry. The non-appearance rate is around 90% according to most observers, as reported in the FTC’s report on debt collection litigation, Repairing A Broken System. To debt

On Monday, the CFPB issued its final rule defining larger participants of a market for consumer reporting. It acted pursuant to Section 1024 of Dodd-Frank which grants the CFPB the authority to supervise non-bank covered persons for compliance with Federal consumer financial laws. Dodd-Frank automatically gave the CFPB the authority to supervise non-bank covered persons