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CFPB Releases Spanish Model Validation Notice

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week quietly released a new update to Regulation F, one that many in the industry had been anxiously awaiting as the countdown to November 30 gets smaller and smaller. The CFPB released a Spanish-language translation of its Model Validation Notice, which collectors can choose …

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Bedard Breaks Down Model Notice’s Optional Disclosures

When it issued Regulation F, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau did not just issue a set of rules that debt collectors absolutely needed to follow. While much of what is included in Regulation F sets forth requirements that are mandatory, the CFPB also gave collectors some latitude to put their …

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Bedard Continues Breakdown of Model Validation Notice

One of the most common questions that has been asked about collectors using the Model Validation Notice put forth by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Regulation F is, “Can we make any changes to it?” Collectors have asked about adding additional pieces of information, disclosures, or making other changes …

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Bedard Discusses Validation Information Exception

With every rule, there is always an exception and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s debt collection rule, known officially as Regulation F, is no different. When it comes to everything that John Bedard of Bedard Law Group has been talking about recently in episodes of “You Wanted a Rule, You …

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Bedard Discusses New Validation Period Requirements

The model validation notice represents a complete top-down overhaul of the validation notice that debt collectors have been sending since the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was enacted back when disco was king. Among two of the major changes to the information that collectors will now be required to include …

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Bedard Continues Breakdown of Validation Information Disclosures

As discussed last week, there are four pieces of information that make up what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau refers to as “validation information” in Regulation F. They are: debt collection communication disclosures, information about the debt, information about consumer protections, and information about how the consumer can respond to …

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Bedard Breaks Down Categories of Validation Information

Once Regulation F — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Debt Collection Rule — goes into effect, collectors are going to have to make substantial changes to the validation notices they are sending out to consumers. Whether collectors choose to use the rule’s Model Validation Notice or continue using their own …

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