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Special Alert: CFPB releases Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Time-Barred Debt Disclosures

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance CFPB Special Alerts FDCPA Debt Collection Disclosures Time-Barred Debt

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance

On February 21, the CFPB issued a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Regulation F, which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), to require debt collectors to make certain disclosures when collecting time-barred debts (the “Supplemental Proposed Rule”).

The Supplemental Proposed Rule adds to the CFPB’s proposed rule, issued May 7, 2019, (InfoBytes coverage here), to amend Regulation F to broadly implement the FDCPA, with respect to third-party debt collectors (the “Proposed Rule”). The Bureau noted when releasing the earlier Proposed Rule that it was contemplating additional disclosure requirements for time-barred debt, and reserved space for such disclosures within Regulation F, as then proposed. The CFPB released several documents related to the Supplemental Proposed Rule, including a fact sheet discussing the Supplemental Proposed Rule and a report on the disclosure of time-barred debt and the right of revival, providing findings from quantitative disclosure testing that the CFPB conducted.

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If you have any questions regarding Time-Barred Debt Disclosures or other related issues, please visit our Debt Collection & Buying practice page or contact a Buckley attorney with whom you have worked in the past.