Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB is in Dallas today to speak at a field hearing on arbitration clauses in credit contracts. The Bureau also released a report Thursday that showed arbitration clauses are commonly used by large credit card issuers and that roughly 9 out of 10 clauses allow banks to prevent consumers from participating in class actions.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Tuesday that his office has filed a civil lawsuit against Florida debt buyer United Credit Recovery (UCR) for allegedly passing off fraudulent bank documents in debt collection lawsuits. It is the latest legal action from a state AG against UCR.
China based Cinda Asset Management (Cinda) began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this week, underscoring a significant market change that has seen this company emerge as one of the fastest-expanding independent companies in China’s financial sector.
The entire credit and collection world will more than likely be turned upside down starting in 2014. If you’re a creditor in any industry from banking to healthcare, pay close attention. New rules on how you do business are coming your way, and soon.
The Federal Reserve Board Thursday released guidance reminding financial institutions it supervises to exercise appropriate risk management and oversight when using external service providers. The Fed becomes the latest agency to point out that banks can be held responsible for actions taken by vendors, including ARM firms.
As the ARM industry prepares for 2014, it might help in strategic planning to know which types of debt are attracting the most consumer complaints about debt collection.
The office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced Monday that a former executive at U.S. Bank has pleaded guilty to bribery charges for accepting payment in exchange for steering business to a specific debt collection agency.
The final six of 10 defendants named in an alleged “Rachel from Cardholder Services” scam have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers with bogus claims that they would lower their credit card interest rates.
According to the latest Equifax (NYSE:EFX) National Consumer Credit Trends Report, the total number of open retail-issued credit cards is greater than 183 million, the most since September of 2009.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing a rule today requiring easier-to-use mortgage disclosure forms that clearly lay out the terms of a mortgage for a homebuyer.