Debt Collection Practices (Regulation F)

Title: Debt Collection Practices (Regulation F)
Subject: Debt collection
Agency: CFPB
Status: Final rule
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this final rule to revise Regulation F, which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and currently contains the procedures for State application for exemption from the provisions of the FDCPA. The Bureau is finalizing Federal rules governing the activities of debt collectors, as that term is defined in the FDCPA. The Bureau’s 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.
FR Doc: 2020-24463
Date proposed: May 7, 2019
Comments due date: Sept. 18, 2019 (extended from Aug. 19, 2019)
Final rule effective date: Nov. 30, 2021
Rule compliance date:
Agency release:
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