Category: Debt Collection

Facing the threat of debt collections can be downright stressful. From dodging phone calls to figuring out if threats from a collector are real or just a scare tactic, knowing how to handle a debt in collections can be critical to regaining your financial stability after you’ve faced challenges. We have the latest news, stats and trends on debt collection in the U.S. so you can see if your situation compares to what other people are experiencing and know when a collector steps over the line to violate your rights. Don’t let a stressful situation scare you into taking action until you’re ready.

The threat of debt collectors looms with past due debt

Feeling the Threat of Debt Collectors

January 16th, 2017 | Meghan Stewart

A new report finds one in four consumers felt threatened during a collection call. Here’s what you can do to avoid the threat of debt collectors.

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Carrot or stick student debt repayment

The Carrot and Stick of Student Debt Repayment

August 8th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

Collection practices for defaulted student loan debt won’t get any gentler, but customer service for repayment on current student loans may get better.

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Renters vs. Owners

April 15th, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks

A study looks at the debts and debt problems of property renters versus homeowners. Is there a correlation between mortgage holders and financial stability?

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Do You Really Owe the Debt?

April 8th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

Before you make a commitment to make a payment to a debt collector, make sure the debt is actually one you owe before you eliminate debt for someone else.

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Can You be Arrested for Debt?

March 14th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

Debt collectors are finding ways around the FDCPA and issuing warrants for failure to comply with court orders over unpaid credit card debt. What can you do?

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FCC Closes TCPA Mobile Gaps

July 29th, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

Tired of prerecorded robocalls about debt collections that may or may not be your accounts? The FFC delivered a ruling that puts an end to this practice.

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Oregon Considers Stricter Debt Buying Requirements

May 14th, 2015 | April Lewis-Parks

Oregon House of Representatives are reviewing a new bill that attaches additional, stricter requirements on debt-buyers that file for collection lawsuits.

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Filing Complaints through the CFPB

May 1st, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

The CFPB’s annual report shows debt collection remains the biggest thorn in consumers’ sides. It’s in your best interest to take action before charge-off.

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Minnesota Senate Passes Medical Debt Relief

April 30th, 2015 | April Lewis-Parks

The Minnesota Senate passed a medical debt bill, which gives residents the right to go to court and halt collection proceedings on their medical debt.

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Louisville Corrections May Hire a Collection Agency

April 22nd, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

Louisville Corrections Department in Kentucky is considering hiring a private collection agency to collect booking fees that prisoners owe to the jail.

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