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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/19

What’s Happening in Midweek News?

Big Changes to West Virginia Debt Collection Laws Now in Effect

How New Credit Reporting Guidelines May Impact Consumers…and Lenders

Automatic Stay Does Not Preclude Criminal Restitution Collection

CFPB ignores request from OCC to postpone arbitration rule

Poll: Voters Support CFPB, Strict Financial Regulation

The economy has improved but money worries persist

Debt collector must face suit for accessing credit report

Second Circuit Holds that Contractually-Given Consent Cannot be Revoked Under TCPA

Consumers Making Less Than $40K Per Year Worried About Paying Off Debt

What kind of financial shape is your state in?

Annual bankruptcy filing total could approach 800K

Free of debt — with regrets

1,600 lawsuits filed in Colorado courts against students delinquent on school loans

Third Circuit Confirms That One Call Is All for TCPA Violation

District Court Confirms That Text Messages Completing Consumer-Initiated Transaction Are Not Telemarketing

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Don’t  miss tomorrow’s informative Webinar with O. Max Gardner III and Bobby Rivera as they discuss the following topics:

  • Finding the Investor or Guarantor of the Loan
  • Pooling & Servicing Agreements
  • GSE Published Guidelines
  • “Standard Modifications” and basic terms of some Proprietary Mod Programs
  • Common Terms & Formulas used in all Loan Modifications
  • Streamlined Mods and Not So Streamlined Mods
  • How Servicers Pick Loans for Alternative Mod Products
  • How to Determine Which Mods Your Client Can really Qualify for and How to Get them
  • How to Select the Right Client

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Washington Update

Krista DAmelio gives you the latest update from Washington! Stay informed about significant and relevant activity on the part of Congress, regulatory agencies and interest groups/think tanks with NACBA. Read it today!

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the requirements and start referring today!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/18

In Today’s News…

Debtors Have Standing to Seek Abandonment

The Comptroller Has Asked The CFPB To Delay The New Arbitration Rule

FCC Attempts to Address Thorny Debt Collection Issue

FTC Shuts Down Another Fake Debt Collector

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

FTC: Fraudsters Posed As Attorneys In Debt Collection Scheme

Florida man files claim against Bank of America, credit-reporting agencies over bankruptcy

Homeowners seek to halt Wells Fargo loan changes in high-profile bankruptcy case

How Unintended Consequences of a Federal Law Can Put Attorneys at Risk

Washington Update

Krista DAmelio gives you the latest update from Washington! Stay informed about significant and relevant activity on the part of Congress, regulatory agencies and interest groups/think tanks with NACBA. Read it today!

NACBA’s Webinar Summer Lineup

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It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the requirements and start referring today!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/17

Kicking Off Monday With New Headlines…

House Subcommittee Considers Bipartisan Legislation on Debt Collection Practices

Members of Congress Seek to Repeal the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

Third Circuit Rules in Favor of Debt Collector in Font Size Case

Lawsuit claims Portland State debt collector violated state, federal law with ‘excessive fees’

CFPB Releases “Special Edition” of Monthly Complaint Report

The CFPB rule on class-action suits is a win for all — even if it doesn’t seem like it

Sen. Bill Nelson proposes lowering student loan interest rates

Washington Update

Krista DAmelio gives you the latest update from Washington! Stay informed about significant and relevant activity on the part of Congress, regulatory agencies and interest groups/think tanks with NACBA. Read it today!

NACBA’s Webinar Summer Lineup

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Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the requirements and start referring today!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/14

Let’s Wrap Up the Week…

CFPB’s new rule ‘large gift for class action lawyers’; Court challenges coming

CFPB Hits Back at Efforts to Kill Rule Easing Bank Lawsuits

Mounting Student Loan Debt Mobilizing Bankruptcy Courts

Goods Must be Physically Received to Create Priority Claim

Collecting Restitution Didn’t Violate Bankruptcy Stay

Debtor Could Cram-down Condo Association’s Secured Claim, Since the COA’s Claim is Secured by Both a Consensual and Statutory Lien

Debtor’s Pension Counts as Income When Calculating “Current Monthly Income” and Disposable Income

Rising student debt locking out U.S. Millennials from home ownership: Fed

Why Texas business bankruptcy filings have hit record levels

NACBA’s Webinar Summer Lineup

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Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the requirements and start referring today!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

Find out What’s Happening in DC in NACBA’s Washington Update -July 14th

Krista D’Amelio keeps NACBA members informed about significant and relevant activity on the part of Congress, regulatory agencies and interest groups/think tanks in our Washington Update.

On The Hill On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled: “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy”. The witness list included the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In her testimony, Yellen described an economy that appears generally strong, with continued job gains and low unemployment, but that is affected by stubbornly low inflation. During the hearing, House members pressed Yellen on how the Federal Reserve would roll back its balance sheet, the central bank’s role in ensuring full employment and her views on bank supervision. One point of interest came during Full Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) round of questioning. He asked whether the Federal Reserve would ever buy student loans, to which Yellen answered she was unsure about student debts, but can confirm the purchase of Treasury and Agency Securities. Hensarling continued to probe on whether the Federal Reserve has any plans to buy student loans because if the reserve did, it could conceivably forgive student loans of current graduates.

In The Agencies On Monday, July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new rule to ban companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses to deny groups of people their day in court. Many consumer financial products like credit cards and bank accounts have arbitration clauses in their contracts that prevent consumers from joining together to sue their bank or financial company for wrongdoing. The CFPB’s rule restores consumers’ right to file or join group lawsuits. By so doing, the rule also deters companies from violating the law. Under the rule, companies can still include arbitration clauses in their contracts, but companies subject to the rule may not use arbitration clauses to stop consumers from being part of a group action. The rule also makes the individual arbitration process more transparent by requiring companies to submit to the CFPB certain records, including initial claims and counterclaims, answers to these claims and counterclaims, and awards issued in arbitration.

OTHER On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, NACBA along with 55 other coalition groups led by The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos strongly opposing the delay, dismantling, or weakening of the gainful employment regulations finalized in October 2014 and the “borrower defense to repayment” and college accountability regulations finalized in November 2016. In the letter, it was argued that the existence of a new rulemaking process provides no basis for the Department to refuse to implement and enforce the current regulations in the interim. If the Department wishes to alter current regulations, it must do so through negotiated rulemaking, not unilaterally outside the processes established by Congress. Please email Krista D’Amelio to obtain a final copy of the letter.

Feedback should be directed to Krista.DAmelio@NACBA.com

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/13

End of the Week Headlines…

Consumer Borrowing Reaches Highest Increase Since Last Fall

House Subcommittee Considers Bills, Including Debt Collection

Court Applied §105 to Remove Debtor from Joint Chapter 7 Case Since She was Not Eligible for a Discharge Based on Prior Filing with Last 8 Years

Senate Commerce Committee Sets Nomination Hearing for FCC Commissioners

Controversial CFPB Rule Exposes Financial Services Companies to Greater Class Action Risk

CFPB Proposes Changes to Prepaid Card Rule

Judge bars Lowell attorney from threatening debtors with jail

Woman claims Vision Financial implied she could be charged debt collection fee

Mortgage Servicer’s Transfer Notice Violates FDCPA

States Fight to Protect Students of Schools

A GOP congressman wants to make sure the Fed isn’t planning a student loan bailout

NACBA’s Webinar Summer Lineup

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It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out theRequirements and start referring today!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/12

What’s Happening in Midweek News? Take a Look…

Dept. of Defense Did Not Violate the Automatic Stay When it Offset Debtor’s Tax Refunds to Pay Non-Dischargeable Pre-Petition Debt

Consumers’ and Businesses’ Bankruptcy Filings Increase in June

Legislation to End Operation Choke Point Expected for Markup After August Recess

Third Circuit Rules Single Phone Call Sufficient to Create Standing in TCPA Claim

Deadline for Revocation of Discharge Not Jurisdictional

Democrats Ask FTC to Review IRS Private Debt Collection Scripts

Betsy DeVos Sued Again for ‘Devastating’ Suspension of Student Loan Protections

Things That Go Down, Must Go Up?

U.S. Consumer Borrowing Posts Biggest Increase In Six Months

Don’t Miss These Informative Webinars This Summer!

July’s Webinar

Is there Life After HAMP? Now what?
The End of HAMP: Understanding Proprietary Modifications
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: O. Max Gardner III, Roberto (Bobby) Rivera
Cost: $25 NACBA Member / $75 Non-Member
Register HERE

August’s Webinar

Reverse Mortgages & Bankruptcy
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00 PM Eastern to 1:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq.
Cost: $25 NACBA Member / $75 Non-Member
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Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out theRequirements and start referring today!

PlayBack NACBA

Can you believe it’s been a month since the 2017 Convention? Was there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!