The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia announced legal action against a retailer that caters to members of the U.S. military, and an affiliated lender and debt collection agency, for using illegal collection tactics against their customers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is suing a Texas-based company, Union Workers Credit Services, for deceiving consumers into paying fees to sign up for a sham credit card. The Bureau alleges that the company falsely advertises a general-use credit card that, in actuality, can only be used to buy products from the company.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its annual report on college credit card agreements, which shows a nearly 70 percent decline in the number of agreements since Congress passed new disclosure requirements in 2009.
Collection organizations and agencies are under intense scrutiny concerning the manner in which they contact consumers, and compliance risks are at an all-time high. There are many different statutes and regulations enforced at the federal and state levels. Additionally, collection organizations often have their own internal governance rules.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Friday a Project Catalyst research pilot to analyze the effectiveness of certain practices designed to encourage positive saving habits.
In two separate actions Thursday, the CFPB and a group of U.S. Senators turned their attention to debt relief for students struggling to repay loans. The CFPB shut down two student “debt relief” scams while 13 Senators asked the Department of Education to forgive student loans held by companies that break the law.
CFPB Director Richard Cordray today will call on credit reporting agencies to take a more active role in policing the companies that furnish data on consumers, including a mandate to report consumer disputes made against specific companies. The new requirements stem from a CFPB study on debt collection tradelines in credit reporting.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Thursday that it has asked a federal district court to enter a consent order requiring Premier Consulting Group LLC to pay a fine of $69,075 for charging consumers illegal upfront fees for debt-settlement services they never received, and take other steps to prevent future legal violations.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is holding a field hearing on Thursday, December 11 in Oklahoma City to discuss medical debt collection.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have filed several recent enforcement actions challenging debt collection practices by original creditors as well as third-party debt collectors. In addition, the CFPB’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on debt collection is expected shortly. These rules are anticipated to codify a sea change in the collection industry.