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CFPB Director Talks Regulation and Debt Collection

On Wednesday, CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger delivered a Keynote Address entitled “The Next Phase for CFPB.” In this Video Spotlight, Kraninger speaks on debt collection and consumer savings issues, and explains how the CFPB is working to address these problems.

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The Obduskey Effect: Foreclosures, FDCPA, and the Supreme Court

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s definition of “debt collectors” has led to both extensive litigation and contradictory Circuit Court decisions. Codilis & Associates member Lauren Riddick dives into the impact of the case, and discusses how the results may clear up some of these contradictions.

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Debt Practices and the Downward Poverty Spiral

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A four-state collaborative of nonprofits has released a new report examining how state systems of debt collection, fines, and fees can create ‘downward spirals’ for low-income communities. Click through to read the full report.

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Breaking Down Consumer Debt Collection Complaints

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has released a new Complaint Snapshot, exploring consumer complaints regarding modern debt-collection practices. The Bureau has received approximately 400,500 debt collection complaints since July 2011, amounting to 27 ...

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House Bill Could Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA

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The House Financial Services Committee recently advanced a bill, H.R. 5082, that could have major implications for the default servicing industry, and most especially the law firms that work within it. The bill amends the definition of “debt collectors” under ...

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Defining Debt Collectors

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. The United States Supreme Court, in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., settled a circuit court split and solidified what may turn out to be a ...

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