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A credit grantor is any individual or business that extends credit to customers. The credit can be for other businesses or consumers and can come in many forms, such as closed-end loans (like auto loans, mortgages, and student loans), revolving loans (like credit cards or certain home equity loans), or a hybrid of the two. Some credit is backed by property or assets.

In the U.S., the primary credit grantors are large commercial banks and credit unions. But credit is also extended by small businesses, governments, and other organizations.


Anticipating a New Regulatory Regime For Debt Collection

Market changes since the FDCPA’s passage in 1977 and the postcrisis shift toward regulation have opened the door to significantly enhanced consumer protections. The CFPB’s rulemaking has the potential to alter dynamics in every corner of the industry, from reducing recovery rates and limiting post-charge-off sale options and pricing to driving further consolidation by firms with sophisticated processes, systems, and controls.

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Chase Debt Collections Continue to Fall

JP Morgan Chase’s annual 10-K report to the SEC reveals some critical details about the mega-bank’s debt collection practices. In 2013, JP Morgan Chase recovered $593 million of charged-off credit card debts, continuing a three-year trend of anemic debt recovery. In 2010, the country’s biggest bank recovered $1.37 billion from unpaid credit card bills it had […]

UPDATED Capital One’s Terms/Conditions: Collectors Aren’t Necessarily Set to Visit Your Home

According to a variety of sources, Capital One is preparing to launch a team of suited collectors to visit people’s homes and offices in pursuit of missed credit card payments. The LA Times put it this way: “Credit card issuer Capital One isn’t shy about getting into customers’ faces. The company recently sent a contract update to cardholders that makes clear it can drop by any time it pleases.” Only this is not a recent update, and the credit card company claims its only using this clause in repossession efforts.


CFPB Director Cordray Falls Short on Jeopardy as House Considers Power-Restricting Bill

Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB, came up a little short in his return to TV quiz show Jeopardy!, which aired last night. Cordray was previously an undefeated five-time champion on the show in 1987. The day before, a House Committee chairman sent a letter to his caucus preparing them for floor action on a bill that would restructure the CFPB.