Daily Digest – September 16. Another Collector Facing Opt-Out Class-Action; Judge Grants MTD Over Settlement Offer

ANOTHER COLLECTOR FACING CLASS-ACTION OVER LOCATION, FORMAT OF EMAIL OPT-OUT DISCLOSURE

  • The disclosure, which was a hyperlink at the bottom of the email, was not “clear and conspicuous” enough, according to the complaint.
  • The disclosure also did not provide instructions for how to inform the debt collector via email that the consumer wished to opt out of receiving future communications.
  • More details here.
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JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FDCPA CASE OVER SETTLEMENT OFFER

  • The plaintiff received a letter offering to settle the balance that was owed for a 40% discount, if the debt was paid in one lump sum. The letter also offered three payments for a 20% discount, but that was misleading, according to the plaintiff.
  • The plaintiff also said a date associated with accepting the discount offer overshadowed the 30-day dispute window — an argument the judge also rejected.
  • More details here.

CFPB PLANS TO REGULATE BNPL MARKET

  • The CFPB announced plans to issue guidance or a rule and subject Buy Now, Pay Later providers to supervisory examinations.
  • BNPL usage has exploded in recent years, and delinquency and charge-off rates are now rising, too.
  • More details here.

AN ‘EMERGENCY’ EXPENSE IS A LOT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN YOU THINK THESE DAYS

  • Forget $400 — $1,400 is the new benchmark for an emergency expense, according to a published report.
  • Given that 60% of the population is living paycheck to paycheck and 13% of consumers have spent more than they made, emergency expenses are problematic.
  • More details here.

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