Debt Collection Rule (Regulation F)
This rule revises Regulation F, 12 CFR part 1006, which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), to prescribe Federal rules governing the activities of debt collectors, as that term is defined in the FDCPA.
October final rule
The 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.
December final rule
The final rule, among other things, clarifies the information that a debt collector must provide to a consumer at the outset of debt collection communications and provides a model notice containing such information, 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.
Debt Collection Practices in Connection with the Global COVID-19 Pandemic - April 2021
The interim final rule requires debt collectors to provide written notice to certain consumers of their protections under the CDC Order’s eviction moratorium and clarifies that certain misrepresentations are prohibited.
Supplemental proposal on time-barred debt – February 2020
Consumer testing reports
Findings from Quantitative Disclosure testing – February 2020
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – November 2013