On June 27, the Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, allowing the decision in the class-action lawsuit against the debt collection company Encore Capital Group Inc., Midland Funding and Midland Credit Management to stand.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a study which showed that the vast majority of borrowers who take out a single-payment automobile title loan cannot afford to make the payments and need to take out additional loans to pay it off.
As of 2015, new rules under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) went into effect. These rules regulate third-party debt collector communication and disclosure requirements. The aim of these reforms is to prevent predatory practices that deceive consumers for financial gain.