FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) announced today it will hold its spring conference April 17th-18th at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, LA. This year’s conference will highlight recent legislative updates and technical sessions from leading industry stakeholders, legislators and industry regulators.
Highlights of the upcoming conference include a presentation by Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz, (R-Cincinnati) and AFCC lobbyist Kurt Leib, partner at Capitol Advocates, who will provide a detailed update on a bill moving through the Ohio legislature relating to fee caps on debt relief services. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Debt Collection Program Manager Mr. John McNamara, who will provide an update on the status of the agency’s debt collection rule-making initiative and how the enhanced regulatory scrutiny of the debt collection industry may impact the debt settlement industry. Finally, AFCC President, Robby Birnbaum, will provide an update on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and several cases working their way through the courts, which may provide much needed clarity around the act and the use of Automated Telephone Dialing Systems for outbound calling.
Robby Birnbaum, President of the American Fair Credit Council commented, “We are very fortunate to have such a prestigious lineup of presenters for this year’s conference. It has always been our mission to provide our members with the most relevant information relating to operational efficiency and the ever changing regulatory environment.” For registration information, or to view the complete conference agenda, visit http://www.americanfaircreditcouncil.org/conference/.
About The American Fair Credit Council
The American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) is the leading association of Professional Consumer Credit Advocates. The AFCC, and its member companies, work to represent the rights of consumers struggling with the overwhelming burden of debt. The AFCC has developed a strict Code of Conduct centered on best practices designed to protect the rights of consumers and require member companies to follow strict regulatory guidelines for operation. All AFCC members operate on a “No Advanced Fee Model” and never charge a fee for services until a consumer’s debt has been successfully negotiated.