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JUDGE DENIES REQUEST FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION REMOVING MULVANEY AS CFPB ACTING DIRECTOR
- A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction from Leandra English, who is suing the president of the United States because she believes she should be the rightful acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This move leaves open the possibility of English filing an appeal of this decision to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
INTERNAL REPORT SLAMS IRS’S PRIVATE DEBT COLLECTION PROGRAM
- A report released yesterday from the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocate takes the tax agency’s private debt collection operation out to the woodshed. The total cost of the program — $20 million — is three times higher than the amount collected by the private collection agencies, according to the report. In fact, the letter that the IRS sends to individuals notifying them that their debt is about to placed with a private collection agency is generating 40% as much as the efforts of the collection agencies themselves.
GETTING TO KNOW ANDREW ROBINSON OF ASSOCIATED CREDIT SERVICES
- Andrew Robinson grew up wanting to look under rocks. Some would say he’s still doing that today. Still a collector of minerals, Andrew may have given up on his career as a geologist, but his career in debt collection has been just as rewarding. You’ll definitely be able to catch this early riser before the sun goes up most days, but be sure to catch him before he hits the wall later. Read on to learn more about Andrew and why his happiness is driven by a purpose that is bigger than money.
TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THEY WILL DIE IN DEBT: SURVEY
- Nearly 70% of Americans believe they will never get out of debt, according to the results of a survey conducted by Creditcards.com. Individuals who have taken out payday loans and those with medical debts are the most pessimistic about paying off their debts, according to the survey.
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