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CFPB Move to Cap Collection Calls Sparks Controversy Between Agencies, Advocates

PHILADELPHIA — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule change to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which would limit the number of times debt collectors can call consumers, “will likely force creditors to turn to [increased] litigation or credit reporting,” ACA International Chief Executive Mark Neeb said at the agency’s first town hall meeting […]

Collectors, Consumer Advocates Face Off on Debt Collection Rules at Town Hall Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — Subject matter experts representing debt collection agencies and consumer advocacy groups had split reactions on changes to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on May 7. “Back [in 1977], phone booths were on almost every corner, and the ubiquity of cell phones was not even imaginable,” CFPB […]

Consumer Advocates Call on Regulators to Clamp Down on Discriminatory Auto Lending

Consumer advocates proposed prohibiting dealer markups and increasing federal oversight to combat alleged discriminatory indirect lending practices, in a U.S. House Committee on Financial Services hearing Wednesday. “Many of the disparities we will discuss here today are only possible because the market for cars — especially car finance for used cars — is opaque and […]