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Member Alert: Nevada Extends Temporary Exemption to Allow Collection Agencies to Work from Home

On September 18, 2020, the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry Financial Institutions Division (DBID) informed RMAI the state of Nevada’s temporary work from home licensing exemption had been extended through December 31, 2020.

Members will recall, in response to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor of Nevada on March 12, 2020, […]

2020-09-21T10:45:45-07:00September 21, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMAI Recommends Suspension of Communications to Consumers Affected by the Western Wildfires, Iowa Windstorm and Hurricane Sally

RMAI extends its thoughts of support to all of those affected by the western wildfires, Iowa derecho (windstorm) and Hurricane Sally. RMAI recommends all members temporarily suspend collection calls and communications to consumers in the portions of the following states directly affected by the emergencies:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

The RMAI Receivables […]

2020-09-17T14:22:40-07:00September 17, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Louisiana – Hurricane Laura Prompts Governor of Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency Blocking Calls to Telephone Subscribers

In the wake of Hurricane Laura, the Governor of Louisiana has declared a State of Emergency. Subject to certain exceptions, as a general rule, telephone solicitations placed to residential telephone subscribers in the State of Louisiana are prohibited. Examples of exceptions to the general rule include telephone solicitations, as that term is defined, if made:

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2020-09-10T14:15:35-07:00September 10, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: California Legislature Passes Debt Collection Licensing Act

Just before midnight last night, the California legislature passed SB 908, Debt Collection Licensing Act, which would license debt collectors in the State of California. This bill would require debt collectors (collection agencies, debt buyers, and collection law firms) to be licensed by the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) in California no later than […]

2020-09-01T12:40:39-07:00September 1, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMAI Recommends Suspension of Communications to Consumers Affected by Hurricane Laura and California Wildfires

RMAI extends its thoughts of support to all of those affected by Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires. RMAI recommends all members temporarily suspend collection calls and communications to consumers in the portions of the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and California directly affected by the emergencies.

The RMAI Receivables Management Certification Program state of emergency standard provides […]

2020-08-28T10:15:00-07:00August 28, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS

  • State Updates: Illinois, Nevada
  • RMAI Legislative Fund: Virtual Silent Auction Closes August 28 – Bid Now!
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates: Order Extended, Reopening Lookup Wizard

Illinois Executive Order Extended

On August 21, 2020, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor reissued a number of Executive orders to protect the citizens of […]

2020-08-27T14:11:40-07:00August 27, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Safe Harbor for Fintech Lending Programs Created in Settlement with the State of Colorado

Last week, the Administrator of the Colorado Consumer Credit Code (Administrator) announced a settlement with Avant, LLC (Avant) and Marlette Funding, LLC (Marlette). The suit alleged that the online lending programs operated by those two entities, where they partnered with a state chartered bank to originate closed end loans to consumers, violated the Colorado Consumer […]

2020-08-24T13:36:30-07:00August 24, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS

  • State Updates: Idaho, New York
  • RMAI Legislative Fund – Check out the Auction Catalog and Bid Today!
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates: Order Extended, Reopening Lookup Wizard

Idaho Extends Temporary Suspension of Licensing Requirement Regarding Working from Home

On August 12, 2020, the Idaho Department of Finance announced it will extend its temporary suspension of requirements […]

2020-08-20T13:43:39-07:00August 20, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS:

  • State Updates: Illinois, Nevada, New York
  • RMAI Legislative Fund
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

 


State Updates: Order Extended, Stay Lifted, Courts Reopened, Guidance Issued

Illinois Governor Extends Executive Order Through July 26, 2020

On June 26, 2020, the Governor of Illinois announced an extension of the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration through July 26, 2020. For reasons too numerous […]

2020-07-09T13:46:07-07:00July 9, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: New York City DCA Update on Foreign Language Rule

As of today, RMAI has still not seen an official statement posted on the New York City Department of Consumer Affair’s (DCA’s) website announcing that they are offering the “60-day enforcement grace period” on its foreign language rule which was promised the industry. Consequently, RMAI recommends that the members proceed under the assumption that full […]

2020-06-25T15:53:11-07:00June 26, 2020|Member Alerts|
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