Debt Collection (FDCPA)

Debt Collection

Resources to help industry participants understand, implement, and comply with the Debt Collection Rule.

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On October 29, 2021, the Bureau released a guidance document  on how to disclose the validation information in the Itemization Table on the model validation notice. The Bureau also released additional frequently asked questions on the validation information provisions in the Debt Collection Rule.

On October 18, 2021, the Bureau released a Spanish translation  of the Model Validation Notice.

On October 1, 2021, the Bureau released frequently asked questions on limited-content messages and the call frequency provisions in the Debt Collection Rule.


Small entity compliance guide

Download the latest version , version 2.0

Supervision and examination materials

Guides to how the Bureau will supervise and examine entities under its jurisdiction for compliance with Federal consumer financial law.

See the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) exam procedures

See the Debt Collection exam procedures



The Bureau provides a list of commonly asked questions and answers on particular topics to assist in understanding and complying with the Debt Collection Rule.

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Downloadable versions of the model validation notice published in the Debt Collection Rule, as well as Bureau translations.

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