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Debt Validation Notices, Collection of Time-Barred Debts, and Credit Reporting Restrictions – CFPB Debt Collection Rule Working Session 6 

by Bradley

Published: January, 2021

Submission: January, 2021

 



As promised, the CFPB released the second part of its FDCPA rulemaking covering debt validation notices, collection of time-barred debts, and certain credit reporting restrictions. As with the first rulemaking, these changes could require significant changes to a company’s policies and procedures as well as significant technology upgrades. Whether you are a third-party debt collector whose entire business will be subject to the rule, a loan servicer who is only considered a debt collector for certain loans, or a first party creditor interested in establishing best practices based off of the CFPB’s guidance, join us to learn more about how these additional restrictions and obligations will impact your business.


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Key Takeaways

  • The CFPB’s second debt collection final rule, which is set to go into effect on November 30, 2021, covers three main topics: debt validation, time-barred debts, and credit reporting restrictions.
  • Multiple aspects of the final rule are likely to pose operational challenges, and entities subject to the rule should begin planning accordingly.
  • The rule imposes a strict liability standard prohibiting debt collectors from threatening to file suit, and from actually filing suit, on time-barred debts.
  • The CFPB included a model debt validation notice form that can be used as a safe harbor to comply with the validation information requirements.
  • The rule prohibits a debt collector from engaging in what is commonly referred to as debt parking or passive collections.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 



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