Former CFPB Director Cordray Calls For ‘Vigorous’ Oversight of Collectors in COVID-19 Whitepaper

Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has published a whitepaper/memo aimed at Congressional leaders and his successor about how the regulator should be handling itself during the coronavirus pandemic, and calling for “vigorous” oversight of debt collectors because debt collectors are more likely to harass …

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Compliance Digest – April 6

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Judge Denies Certification in FDCPA Suit

A District Court judge in Ohio has denied a motion to certify a class in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case because the plaintiff’s father is a partner at the firm representing the class and because “extremely extensive individualized fact-finding” would be required to adequately identify the members of …

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CFPB Fines Payday Lender $1.3M For Unfair Collection Tactics


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has assessed $1.3 million in fines and restitution to a payday and title lender for, among other infractions, calling third parties and disclosing the existence of delinquent debts and calling consumers at their places of employment after being told that the consumers could not receive …

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