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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on Third-Party Debt Collections

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released a report today that found that more than one-in-four consumers with a credit report have at least one debt in collection by third-party debt collectors.

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CFPB Takes Action Against Medical Debt Collector

Company Mishandled Consumer Credit Reporting Disputes, Prevented Consumers From Exercising Debt Collection Rights WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an enforcement action against a medical debt collection company for mishandling consumer credit reporting disputes and preventing consumers from exercising important debt collection rights. These practices potentially affected the credit scores […]

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CFPB Spotlights Concerns with Medical Debt Collection and Reporting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that found medical debt has a significant impact on consumer credit, as 43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports. The CFPB is concerned that the systems for incurring, collecting, and reporting medical debt can create difficult challenges for consumers. To better address these challenges, the CFPB is announcing that the major consumer reporting agencies will be required to provide regular accuracy reports to the Bureau on how disputes from consumers are being handled.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Medical Debt Collection Hearing

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come here to talk about debt collection and credit reporting, both in general and more specifically as they relate to medical debt. Collection of consumer debts serves an important role in the proper functioning of consumer credit markets. Obviously if lenders and other providers cannot get paid what they are owed, they cannot provide the kinds of products and services that consumers need to improve their lives. But certain debt collection practices have long been a source of frustration for many consumers.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the Medical Debt Study Press Call

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is releasing a study on how the collection of medical debt affects a consumer’s credit score. What we found is that consumers’ credit scores may be overly penalized for medical debt that goes into collections and shows up on their credit report. This is because credit scoring models may […]

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CFPB Study Finds Medical Debt Overly Penalizes Consumer Credit Scores

Study Finds Credit Scores Underestimate Creditworthiness for Consumers Who Owe and Repay Medical Debt WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a research report that found consumers’ credit scores may be overly penalized for medical debt that goes into collections and shows up on their credit report. According to the study, […]

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CFPB Orders GE CareCredit to Refund $34.1 Million for Deceptive Health-Care Credit Card Enrollment

More than 1 Million Consumers Were Potential Victims of Misleading Practices WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering GE Capital Retail Bank and its subsidiary, CareCredit, to refund up to $34.1 million to potentially more than 1 million consumers who were victims of deceptive credit card enrollment tactics. At doctors’ and […]