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Upcoming Education Programming

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Upcoming Education Programming

Compliance and the implementation of the CFPB Debt Collection Rules is front and center for our members and so it will be a major part of NCBA’s Upcoming Educational offerings. We will focus on a combination of interactive peer-to-peer learning, live sessions at the Spring Conference, and... Continue Reading

03/4/2021


Subcontractor Oversight Program Q&A with Scott Morris

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Subcontractor Oversight Program Q&A with Scott Morris

NCBA Executive Director Liz Terry and Board Member Scott Morris, Managing Member of Tromberg, Morris & Poulin, PLLC spoke about the benefits and goals of the program. Continue Reading

02/11/2021


NCBA Continues to Strategically Position Advocacy Efforts

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NCBA Continues to Strategically Position Advocacy Efforts

With the new Biden Administration, a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the 117th Congress with Democrats in charge of both the House and the Senate, NCBA will continue to work to strategically position NCBA’s advocacy efforts. We continue our advocacy on Capitol Hill to... Continue Reading

01/28/2021


Back Up and Running: NCBA Subcontractor Certification Program

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Back Up and Running: NCBA Subcontractor Certification Program

As we begin 2021 and more than 9 months later, we are still up against the worst global pandemic we have seen in decades and much is still in question for our industry. And yet, our clients have expanded and strengthened the audit and systems testing requirements for our third-party vendors.... Continue Reading

01/21/2021


NCBA to file Amicus Brief – State Creditors Bar Associations to Participate

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NCBA to file Amicus Brief – State Creditors Bar Associations to Participate

NCBA Amicus Committee approved the preparation and filing of an Amicus Brief in the matter of Thompson v. Midland’s appeal filed in the 6th Circuit 375 F. Supp. 3d 774 (E.D. Ky. 2019). The Committee is pleased to report that they selected Barron & Newburger, P.C. to prepare the Amicus in... Continue Reading

01/14/2021


Supreme Court of Florida Expands Reach of Reciprocal Attorney Fees Statute

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Supreme Court of Florida Expands Reach of Reciprocal Attorney Fees Statute

By Ronald S. CanterEsquire In Ham v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., 2020 WL 7778178, (Case No. SC18-2142, decided Dec. 31, 2020), the Supreme Court of Florida held that a unilateral attorney fee provision in a credit card agreement, benefiting only the creditor, is made reciprocal under... Continue Reading

01/7/2021


Every Challenge Brings Opportunity

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Every Challenge Brings Opportunity

By Liz TerryExecutive DirectorNational Creditors Bar Association On January 20th, there will be a transition of power with Joe Biden becoming President, Nancy Pelosi reelected as Speaker of the House and Chuck Schumer as the new Senate Majority Leader. This transition has included nail biting... Continue Reading

01/7/2021


Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

By Liz TerryExecutive DirectorNational Creditors Bar Association As we wrap up 2020, I wanted to thank you, our members, and share with you a few highlights and a few exciting initiatives on the way for 2021. The number one thing that stood out to me in 2020 was our membership's overwhelming... Continue Reading

by Liz Terry
12/23/2020


Policy Update: House and Senate Approve $900 Billion Pandemic Relief Bill

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Policy Update: House and Senate Approve $900 Billion Pandemic Relief Bill

Late last night, the House and Senate passed a $900 billion pandemic relief bill alongside $1.4 trillion to fund the government through September 30, 2021. Importantly, the bill ensures that businesses will be able to deduct payroll costs and other expenses covered by the Paycheck Protection... Continue Reading

12/22/2020


NCBA Issues Statement in Response to the CFPB’s Part II: Debt Collection Rules

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NCBA Issues Statement in Response to the CFPB’s Part II: Debt Collection Rules

National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) issues the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (Bureau) Part II of final rulemaking on the implementation of the Fair Debt Collection Procedures Act (FDCPA): NCBA acknowledges and thanks the Bureau for its ongoing... Continue Reading

12/18/2020


Advocacy Update

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Advocacy Update

CFPB Rules Part 2 anticipated December 18; NCBA Task Force Formed-Assisting Members with MAI and Independence of the Practice of Law Continue Reading

by Nathan Willner
12/17/2020


Reaffirmation: 7 Things Every Creditor’s Attorney Should Know

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Reaffirmation: 7 Things Every Creditor’s Attorney Should Know

Filing a reaffirmation agreement in a chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding is a commonplace occurrence for many attorneys. Continue Reading

12/10/2020