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 and credit reporting 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.
To view the full agenda in PDF, please scroll down to the Event Details.
The roundtable is free and open to the public. To pre-register, please email ONLY your name, affiliation, and email address to Pre-registerRT@ftc.gov.
The event is being webcast live. There is no need to register to view the webcast.
The Grand Ballroom is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation related to a disability, please contact Lara Kittelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-326-3388. Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodations needed and a way to contact you if we need more information. Please provide advance notice.