Commenting on Debt Collection Collection practices closes

Commenting on Consumer Debt Collection Practices closed on Friday, February 28. Draft summaries of the discussion will be available to read and comment on beginning Monday, March 3.

Now on – Consumer Debt Collection Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering new rules for the debt collection industry, and needs your feedback on its questions and ideas. CFPB believes debt collection is an important issue for consumers and are taking the first steps to gather information to determine what rules would be appropriate to protect consumers who are subject to debt collection. This decision matters to you if you:

  • had an experience with debt collection (good or bad)
  • counsel consumers with overdue debts
  • have a business where you do your own account collection or
  • work in the debt collection industry

Now is your chance to weigh in! We hope you’ll join the discussion--and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to become involved. You can also find Regulation Room on Facebook and Twitter. Spread the word, so that everyone affected by this proposal can have their say.

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A new report by members of the CeRI team , Rulemaking 2.0: Understanding and Getting Better Public Participation, offers specific advice on using social networking and other Web 2.0 technologies to get broader, better public participation in policymaking. Published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government, the report uses experience and findings from the first three years of RegulationRoom research to identify the barriers to effective public participation and offer strategies for overcoming them. Check it out!