North Carolina Banking Institute


Rebecca Plett


This Note proceeds in five parts. Part II outlines the primary differences between third-party debt collectors and first-party lenders. Part III provides an overview of current regulations of third-party debt collectors and first-party lenders, specifically relating to "unfair, deceptive, and abusive [acts or] practices." Part IV explains the areas in which the ANPR suggests changes in regulation, particularly as those changes apply to first-party lenders. Part V discusses whether regulation of first-party lenders is statutorily feasible, or even necessary, and addresses some of the practical barriers to such regulation. Part VI concludes by arguing that, while additional regulation of first-party lenders and their debt collection practices is possible, the CFPB’s proposed method is not practical because this type of regulation requires more individualized consideration.

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