Debt Collection Practices (Regulation F); disclosures

Debt Collection Practices (Regulation F); delay of effective date
Subject: Debt collection; disclosures
Agency: CFPB
Status: Proposed 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). The final rule governs certain activities by debt collectors, as that term is defined in the FDCPA. Among other things, the final rule clarifies the information that a debt collector must provide to a consumer at the outset of debt collection communications, prohibits debt collectors from bringing or threatening to bring a legal action against a consumer to collect a time-barred debt, and requires debt collectors to take certain actions before furnishing information about a consumer’s debt to a consumer reporting agency.
NEW, April 2021: In 2020, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) finalized two rules titled Debt Collection Practices (Regulation F). The rules revise Regulation F, which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Both final rules have an effective date of November 30, 2021. The Bureau is proposing to extend that effective date by 60 days, until January 29, 2022.
FR Doc: 2020-28422

2021-07505 – proposed delayed effective date

Date proposed:
Comments due date:

May 19, 2021

Final rule effective date: Nov. 20, 2021
Rule compliance date:
Agency release:

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