Daily Digest – January 10. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case; Calls to Cancel Student Loan Debt Get Louder

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER ISSUES WITH PLAINTIFF’S NAME

  • What is in a name, Shakespeare asked when he wrote “Romeo & Juliet.” His intention was to illustrate that how things are named really doesn’t matter. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet,” Juliet says in the play. While that maybe true, in this day and age, the name you use matters a great deal. A plaintiff recently found that out when a District Court judge in Washington granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case.

A STALLING AGENDA COULD LEAD TO MORE CALLS FOR PRESIDENT TO CANCEL STUDENT LOAN DEBT

  • Setting aside partisan politics and whether President Biden’s Build Back Better Act will be law and what will happen in this November’s midterm elections, the uncertainty and lack of forward progress is causing many Democrats to raise the volume on calls to cancel student loan debt as a means of motivating their base.

AGLIRA JOINS INDEBTED’S CUSTOMER-FIRST FOCUSED MODEL IN THE U.S.

  • If InDebted is taking the traditional model of debt collection and throwing it out the window, then Dave Aglira is the man who has been tasked with driving that vision, molding the company’s focus on customers and digital collections to an industry that has long been reluctant to utilize such tools.

CREDIT BUREAUS LOOKING TO ADD BNPL HISTORIES TO CREDIT SCORES

  • As Buy Now, Pay Later becomes a more popular topic, especially among regulators, another key group in the financial services is looking at measuring the impact of those who take out this new form of credit — credit bureaus. Now that they are becoming more popular and mainstream, the credit bureaus are looking at factoring consumers’ payment histories on Buy Now, Pay Later loans into their credit scores, according to a published report.

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