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Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS:

  • State Update: Washington
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates – Emergency Rule

Washington State Department of Licensing Extends Temporary Work from Home – Permanent Rule in Process

Effective October 20, 2020, the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) confirmed its decision to extend the emergency rule allowing employees of collection agencies the option to work remotely on a […]

2020-11-05T14:33:11-08:00November 5, 2020|Member Alerts|

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

CONTENTS:

    • 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

CONTENTS:

  • 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|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS:

  • 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|

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

RMAI extends its thoughts of support to all of those affected by Hurricane Delta. 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. Further, the State of Louisiana issued a State of Emergency for Hurricane Delta 133 JBE 2020 which […]

2020-10-08T16:19:36-07:00October 8, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMAI Response to FTC, Federal and State Law Enforcement Initiative

On Monday September 29, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) along with state and federal law enforcement partners announced a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to protect consumers from phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices. The initiative, called Operation Corrupt Collector, includes five FTC law enforcement actions, including two newly […]

2020-10-05T10:06:38-07:00October 5, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: NYC Required Debt Collection Terms Posted on DCA Website

Background: Earlier this spring, New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA or Department) adopted amendments related to how debt collectors must interact with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) consumers when collecting a debt. The amended rules, which were originally slated for a June 27, 2020, effective date, included a number of new requirements impacting letters; […]

2020-10-01T12:10:25-07:00October 1, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS

  • Federal Updates: Protections for Renters, Special Issue Brief on Consumer Credit
  • Support the RMAI Legislative Fund
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

COVID Updates – Federal

Protections for Renters

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Among other protections, the CARES Act provided tenants in federally subsidized or federally […]

2020-10-01T10:19:00-07:00October 1, 2020|Member Alerts|
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