The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency. The event, titled “Debt Collection & the Latino Community,” will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, state and federal regulators, and academics to exchange information on a range of issues. Topics will include:
- An overview of the Latino community, their finances, and the collectors who contact them;
- Pre-litigation collection from Latino consumers;
- The experience of LEP Latinos in debt collection litigation;
- Credit reporting issues among LEP Latinos; and
- Developing improved strategies for educating and reaching out to LEP Latinos about debt collection.
The roundtable is free and open to the public.
The “Debt Collection & the Latino Community” roundtable is free and open to the public. The FTC will accept pre-registration for this conference on behalf of both the FTC and the CFPB. Pre-registration is not necessary to attend but is encouraged so that we may better plan the event.
To pre-register, please email ONLY your name, affiliation, and email address to Pre-registerRT@ftc.gov.
NOTE: If the number of pre-registrants is particularly large, we will add a message on the email site and on this page stating that pre-registration has closed but that those who have not pre-registered will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
When you pre-register, we will use the name and affiliation you have provided for conference administration purposes – to estimate how many people will attend, prepare nametags, and better understand the likely audience for the conference. We may also use your email address to contact you with information about the conference.