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Event Detail

Event Description

What?
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act) (15 USC 1692) became law in 1977. Now, after more than 40 years later, big changes are underway.

  • On May 7, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposal (the May 2019 Proposed Rule) to amend Regulation F, which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The May 2019 Proposed Rule prescribed federal rules governing the activities of debt collectors, as that term is defined in the FDCPA.
  • A supplemental proposal on time-barred debt was published on February 21, 2020. The supplemental proposal modifies the May 2019 Proposed Rule by adding a proposed §1006.26(c), as well as a related provision of §1006.34(c), Model Forms, and Official Interpretations. It would require debt collectors to make certain disclosures when collecting time-barred debts.
  • On October 30, 2020, the CFPB issued a final Regulation F, which governs the activities of debt collectors. The final rule:
    • Addresses, among other things, communications in connection with debt collection and prohibitions on harassment or abuse, false or misleading representations, and unfair practices in debt collection.
    • Will be effective one year after publication in the Federal Register.
    • Applies to the activities of debt collectors subject to the FDCPA and does not apply to the activities of creditors who are not FDCPA debt collectors.
    • The final rule promised a second “disclosure-focused final rule” in December.
  • On December 18, 2020, the CFPB released the second part of Regulation F. The most recent release has three primary components dealing with validation notices, passive debt collection through negative reporting, and the collection of time-barred debt.
  • Both parts of the final rules are effective on November 30, 2021.

Why?
This program provides a review of both parts of the final rule. Regulation F applies to debt collectors. The rules apply directly to financial institutions if the institution is collecting a debt owed to a third party or is collected its own debt, but is using a different name. Failure to follow the rule when collecting direct debt can result in UDAP violations.

Participants receive a detailed manual that serves as a handbook long after the program is completed.

Covered Topics

  • When a financial institution is covered by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Regulation F;
  • Prohibitions regarding communication:
    • At unusual or inconvenient times or places;
    • With a consumer represented by an attorney;
    • With a consumer with a consumer at his/her place of employment;
    • After a consumer refuses to pay or provides a cease communication notice;
    • With third parties;
  • Rules regarding acquisition of location information;
  • Prohibitions regarding:
    • Harassing, Oppressive, or Abusive Conduct;
    • False, Deceptive, or Misleading Representations or Means;
    • Unfair or Unconscionable Means;
    • Collection of Time-Barred Debts;
  • Validation Notices;
  • Disputes and Requests for Original-Creditor Information;
  • Required Disclosures; and
  • Electronic Disclosure Options.

Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for senior lending management, collection personnel, loan officers, compliance officers, and auditors. Whether new to the requirements of FDCPA and Regulation F or a seasoned veteran, this program provides a comprehensive review of the revisions.

Instructions

Live Plus Five - $265
Register for the live event and get five days access to the OnDemand Playback. You'll have opportunity to ask questions during the presentation and be free to review the content for the next five business days. Registration also includes links to presenter materials, handouts, and pdfs.

OnDemand Recording Only - $295
Includes a weblink for unlimited viewing for 6-months after the date of the webinar as well as a link to handouts. Does not include live session.

CD-ROM and Hardcopy Handouts - $345

CD-ROM plus Hardcopy Handouts. Does not include live session.

Live Plus Six - $365
Attend live; includes six months access to OnDemand playback. Combine the advantages of live attendance with an unlimited number of replays for the next six months.

Premier Package - $395
Includes all three options above. Live session, OnDemand Weblink, and CD-ROM plus Hardcopy Handouts.

Additional Locations
Want your branches to participate? Facilities within your organization will be able to participate without the travel costs of coming to one location.

Webinar (05/03/21 1:30PM - 3:30PM)


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