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Member Alert: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces New Rule for Debt Collection – A Landmark Event for the Debt Purchasing and Collection Industry

On October 30, 2020, at approximately 1:00 P.M. Eastern, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the long-awaited final Debt Collection Rule (Rule). This Rule, amending Regulation F, 12 CFR Part 1006, was promulgated by the CFPB at the direction of Congress to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and prescribe Federal […]

2020-10-30T10:49:01-07:00October 30, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert


    • State Updates: Colorado, Virginia
    • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates – Order Extension, Automatic Exemption

Colorado Extends Period Restricting Use of Extraordinary Collection Activities Due to COVID-19

On October 25, 2020, the Administrator of Colorado’s Uniform Consumer Credit Code (“Administrator”), issued an Order, published in the Colorado Register on October 25, 2020, pursuant […]

2020-10-29T14:39:38-07:00October 29, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMAI Recommends Suspension of Communications to Consumers Affected by Hurricane Zeta – Louisiana Prohibits Telephonic Solicitations

RMAI extends its thoughts of support to all of those affected by Hurricane Zeta. RMAI recommends all members temporarily suspend collection calls and communications to consumers in the portions of the states of Louisiana and Mississippi directly affected by the hurricane.

The State of Louisiana issued a State of Emergency for Hurricane Zeta 144 JBE 2020 which extends from […]

2020-10-29T11:30:41-07:00October 29, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert


  • State Updates: Virginia
  • Renew Your Membership by December 31, 2020
  • Support the RMAI Legislative Fund
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates – Automatic Exemption of Emergency Relief Payments Pending

State of Virginia Protection of COVID Payments from Creditor Remedies

On October 16, 2020, the State of Virginia voted to amend Virginia Code Section 8.01-512.4 to:

  • Extend the […]
2020-10-29T14:08:56-07:00October 22, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member News: FFAM360 Continues Annual Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The FFAM360 Alliance of Companies is fundraising for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation this October. This annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign helps increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment of this disease.

FFAM360 Joins GCFS to Make a Difference in 2020 

The team […]

2020-10-19T12:34:06-07:00October 19, 2020|Community News, Member News, Member Press, Public News|

Member News: Branding Arc Helps Increase Awareness for Stop Abuse

Branding Arc announces the donation of marketing support aimed at increasing awareness for Stop Abuse. This contribution will help reach child sexual abuse victims who have been silenced during stay-at-home orders resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic and subsequent school closures have kept children away […]

2020-10-19T12:31:28-07:00October 19, 2020|Community News, Member News, Member Press, Public News|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert


  • State Updates: Washington; Washington, D.C.
  • Support the RMAI Legislative Fund
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates – Order and Rule Extensions

Washington, D.C. Extends COVID Order

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor of Washington, D.C. issued a ban on collections within its jurisdiction to last until 60 days after the emergency order is lifted. The […]

2020-10-15T17:16:00-07:00October 15, 2020|Member Alerts|

7 Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Personal Information

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year, unlike any other, Americans of every age are spending more and more time online. Working from home, meeting by Zoom, ordering groceries, and attending school have become a way of life rife with opportunities for identify theft. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds all of us to think […]

2020-10-15T12:44:29-07:00October 15, 2020|News, Press Releases, Public News|

Member News: Crown Asset Management Continues Its Commitment to Atlanta’s Frontline Workers

Through October 28, 2020, Crown Asset Management (“CAM”) is matching each dollar donated to Feed the Frontlines, a program offered by Gourmet Innovations Catering & More. With this program, Gourmet Innovations is continuing their commitment to feeding Atlanta’s frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 28th […]

2020-10-12T12:56:52-07:00October 12, 2020|Community News, Member News, Member Press, Public News|
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