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CFPB Final Rule: Modernizing Debt Collection for the Digital Age

The CFPB’s final debt collection rule modernizes the FDCPA for email, text and social media, providing much-needed compliance guidelines while prioritizing consumer preference. Here are a few key takeaways. Read More

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How Debt Collectors Are Supporting Consumers During COVID-19

Right now, many businesses depend on every payment to keep them afloat. That means timely debt recovery is more important than ever.

However, insensitive collection attempts can alienate customers, increase complaints and harm your hard-earned reputation, hurting your business.

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COVID-19 Credit Reporting Guidance From the CFPB

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact consumers and businesses around the world, many U.S. creditors are wondering whether to continue reporting delinquent payments to the credit bureaus.

The short answer is: Yes – but with flexibility built in.

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Cedar Financial Helps Debtors and Organizations Weather COVID-19

CALABASAS, Calif., April 3, 2020 – On the outskirts of Los Angeles County in California, the parking lot of Cedar Financial’s Calabasas headquarters is eerily empty. Without the steady rumble of cars of passing by on the 101 freeway, it’s actually somewhat serene.

 

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Cedar Financial “Collects” Wishes for Kids in Need

It’s the season of giving, and while debt collectors are often portrayed as heartless or uncaring, the team at Cedar Financial is bucking that trend by Putting People First this Holiday Season and all year ‘round.

 

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What You Need to Know About the CCPA (Even if You’re Not in CA)

Introduced as Assembly Bill 375 and signed into law on June 28, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides consumers with groundbreaking new rights on the use of their personal information, effective January 1, 2020 …

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New CA Law Prohibits Withholding Transcripts as Debt Collection Tool

On October 4, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law  Assembly Bill 1313, prohibiting postsecondary schools in the state from withholding transcripts as a debt collection tool. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2020 …

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What the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 Means for Creditors

On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) was signed into law, creating “Subchapter V” in Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code as part of an effort to streamline the structuring process for small businesses (defined as those whose total noncontingent liquidated secured and …
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$267M Verdict Highlights TCPA Risks in Calling Skip Traced Numbers

On September 9, 2019, the judge entered a final judgment in the TCPA case, McMillion v. Rash Curtis & Associates4:16-cv-03396 (N.D. Cal.) to the tune of a whopping $267 million.The verdict, issued by the jury in June 2019, determined that over 534,000 calls using auto dialers …
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California SB 616 Makes It Harder for Collectors to Enforce Judgments

The bill, initially introduced February 2019 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), creates an automatic exemption for the first $1,724 in a consumer’s bank account for bank levies. The result: collectors may have a harder time collecting on judgments …
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