Debt Collection

NACA in the News: Do You Know Who Owns Your Debt?

Release Date: 
October 11, 2019

GQ, Do You Know Who Owns Your Debt?

"'Credit has become a substitute for people who don’t have enough money—they can’t afford health care, they don’t make a living wage, and their car breaks down,” says Ira Rheingold, executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. “Being in debt is not a character flaw. It’s a sign that they don’t have enough.'"

NACA and Partners Share Concerns About Privacy Implications of CFPB's Debt Collection Proposal

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2019
Type: 
legislative

NACA and 35 other consumer, privacy, civil rights, and public interest organizations submitted a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau outlining privacy concerns raised by the Bureau's proposed rule on debt collection practices. If the rule is finalized as written, the CFPB may be opening the door to increased privacy abuse and security problems. All comments submitted by or on behalf of NACA are available here

NACA, 38 Other Organizations Demand CFPB Strengthen Debt Collection Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2019
Type: 
legislative

NACA and 38 other community, civil rights, consumer, and student advocacy organizations joined a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urging the CFPB to strengthen its proposed rule on debt collection practices to better protect student loan borrowers. All comments submitted by or on behalf of NACA are available here.

NACA Joins Partners to Call for Increased Protections for LEP Consumers in CFPB's Debt Collection Proposal

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2019
Type: 
legislative

NACA and 42 other consumer, civil and human rights, labor, community, housing, and legal services organizations call upon the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to provide greater protections for consumers with limited English proficiency (LEP) in its proposed rule on debt collection practices. There are many misconceptions about debt collection laws that are heightened by language barriers, leaving LEP consumers vulnerable to harassment and exploitation. All comments submitted by or on behalf of NACA are available 

NACA and Partners Urge CFPB to Strengthen Debt Collection Proposal

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2019
Type: 
legislative

NACA and its organizational partners submitted a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on its proposed rule on debt collection practices. While there are instances in which the regulations clarify and improve protections, the overall impact of these regulations, should they be promulgated, will be to hurt consumers, not help them. All comments submitted by or on behalf of NACA are available here.

NACA Joins 231 Other Organizations Urging CFPB to Strengthen Debt Collection Rule

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2019
Type: 
legislative

NACA joins with 231 other consumer, civil and human rights, labor, community, and legal services organizations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia on a comment urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to strengthen the Bureau's proposed rule on debt collection pracices. All comments submitted by or on behalf of NACA are available here.

NACA Calls on CFPB to Strengthen Debt Collection Proposal

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2019
Type: 
legislative

NACA urges the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to strengthen its proposed rule on debt collection practices. The proposal does not address existing serious problems within the debt collection market and could expose consumers to increased risk of abuse. All comments submitted by or on behalf of NACA are available here.

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