ICBA backs limited scope of debt-collection rule

ICBA said it supports how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau structured its notice of proposed rulemaking on disclosures for collecting time-barred debt, or old debt that is no longer legally collectible.

In a comment letter, ICBA expressed support for the CFPB's decision to omit language that might have inadvertently covered community banks and other first-party debt collectors.

This notice was a supplement to a proposed rule on debt collection issued last year, which is expected to be finalized by October. ICBA offers a summary of the proposed rule and will continue working with the CFPB to ensure it does not apply to community banks.