CONSUMERS BELIEVE SUSPENDING DEBT PAYMENTS TO BE INEFFECTIVE RELIEF MEASURE: SURVEY
- For anyone looking for ammunition to fight against efforts by local and state governments and Congress to ban debt collection activities during the coronavirus pandemic to protect consumers, here is a data point that will help: consumers consider the suspension of debt collection activities, including automotive repossessions and wage garnishment to be among the least effective relief measures that will help them.
COMPANY RAISES $52M TO APPLY ADVANCED TECH TO COLLECTIONS, EXPAND DEEPER INTO U.S.
- A technology platform based in Canada that helps consumers “self-cure” their debts has raised $52 million for, among other things, to help the company expand into the United States.
COLLECTOR FACING FDCPA CLASS ACTION FOR ALLEGEDLY NOT REPORTING DEBTS AS DISPUTED
- A plaintiff in New Jersey has filed a class-action lawsuit against a debt collector, alleging that it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not reporting to the credit reporting agencies that debts had been disputed.
THE ANSWER IS NOT, ‘I’M GOING TO DISNEYLAND’
- Manny Newburger, from the firm of Barron & Newburger, has published his thoughts on how the industry should react to the granting of a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit against the Attorney General of Massachusetts. As you can guess from the headline, nobody should be uncorking the champagne yet.
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