December, 2022

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Know your options: Basic debt collection tools

Collections Law

Getting payment on late debt is not always an easy task. Thankfully, businesses do not need to go through this process on their own. Business owners can work with legal counsel to help locate and collect that money. At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC, we have nearly 50 years of combined legal experience working to help our clients get the money they are owed.

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4 Signs Your B2B Collections Policy Isn't Working

Enterprise Recovery

The objective of an effective collections policy is to ensure that clients pay on time. The policy will also determine what happens when the client doesn't pay within the timeframe of their payment terms. When your business is struggling with cash flow or falling behind on collecting what's owed, it could be a sign that the policy needs updating. Here are signs that your B2B collections policy isn't working.

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4 more myths about debt collections DEBUNKED

American Profit Recovery

Have you ever wanted to know the real story behind the debt collection industry? Want to get the inside scoop on how things really are in the world of debt collections? We got you covered here! There are untold amounts of myths regarding collection agencies and how they operate. And even more myths about how they interact and work with consumers. So we thought we would share a little bit of inside baseball when it comes to debt collections and debunk many of the myths that people share.

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Daily Digest – December 30. Understanding How Management Training is Different Than Regular Training; The Most Popular Stories on AccountsRecovery.net in 2022

Account Recovery

UNDERSTANDING HOW MANAGEMENT TRAINING IS DIFFERENT THAN REGULAR TRAINING Teaching someone to be a collector is a fairly straightforward process because you know at the end of the training, you want those individuals to be able to collect debts, compliantly, empathetically, and persuasively. Teaching someone to be a manager is an entirely different process because … The post Daily Digest – December 30.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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CFPB Orders Wells Fargo to Pay $3.7 Billion for Widespread Mismanagement of Auto Loans, Mortgages, and Deposit Accounts

Consumer Finance

CFPB is ordering Wells Fargo Bank to pay more than $2 billion in redress to consumers and a $1.7 billion civil penalty for legal violations across several of its largest product lines.

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Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Modification Lawyer

Sawin & Shea

Many people struggle with asking for help from a mortgage modification lawyer when they truly need it. And when it comes to needing financial help, that task is even more difficult. There is a negative stigma associated with financial assistance that makes many people feel embarrassed or ashamed. Some may feel that others will judge them harshly or assume they are poor managers of their resources.

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Accounts Receivable and Business Collections Trends for 2023

Enterprise Recovery

It's time that we review our blog posts from the past year to discover any trending topics for 2023. In previous years, we've used this annual review to learn insights on how we can do better for our readers. Let us know if there's a topic that we can do better for you in the upcoming year. Here are the Accounts Receivable and Business Collections Trends for 2023.

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Celebrating the holidays American Profit Recovery style

American Profit Recovery

The team here at American Profit Recovery always takes time to ring in the holiday season. Working in the debt collection industry is fast-paced, and sometimes challenging and it is important for this organization to ensure the entire team gets a chance to experience everything this season has to offer. It has been a long tradition here to have many opportunities to celebrate the holidays.

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Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Lack of Interest Disclosure on MVN

Account Recovery

We were so close to what I think would have been our first ruling on the safe harbor of using the Model Validation Notice, but a District Court judge in Utah ruled a plaintiff lacked standing to pursue his Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit because the defendant purchased the plaintiff’s lawsuit during a sale … The post Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over Lack of Interest Disclosure on MVN first appeared on AccountsRecovery.net.

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When It Comes to Collections Software, “Good Enough” Isn’t Good Enough

Are you finding some snags in your collections process? With delinquencies, and the number of consumers looking for payment assistance on the rise, it may be time to consider an efficient cloud-based software to support your team. Learn how MeridianLink® Collect has helped financial institutions like yours streamline collections processes.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Rohit Chopra on the Wells Fargo Law Enforcement Action

Consumer Finance

Today, the CFPB is ordering Wells Fargo to pay more than $2 billion in redress to over 16 million consumers and a $1.7 billion civil penalty for widespread illegal activity across its major product lines for which it has never been held to account.

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Southwest Airlines’ Holiday Disaster: Now What?

Nerd Wallet

Sally French writes for NerdWallet. Email: sfrench@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @SAFmedia. The article Southwest Airlines’ Holiday Disaster: Now What? originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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5 Things Underrepresented Entrepreneurs Can Do to Grow Their Business

Credit Corp

As a member of an underrepresented community, your existence in the business world might be slightly different than that of your peers. Whether you’re a woman, a person of color, or part of the LGBTQ+ community, the world of entrepreneurship can present unique challenges. While there are many basic ways to get started as an entrepreneur , expanding an existing underrepresented business is different.

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Don't Let Past Due Invoices Ruin Your Holidays!

Enterprise Recovery

The holidays are a special time when your business breathes out a sigh as one year ends and another begins. Right? Before that happens, there is much to do! The end of the year signals the looming beginning of tax preparation and budget decisions. It also means closing out the books for the year and discovering delinquent receivables. Don't let past-due invoices ruin your holidays!

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10 Ways to Improve Payment Collections with Salesforce

For finance teams using Salesforce’s powerful CRM technology, automation can transform accounts receivable processes, driving efficiency and delivering measurable results like cost savings, reduced customer churn, and lower DSO.

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4 AI Predictions for 2023: From the Great Correction to Practical AI

Fico Collections

Home. Blog. FICO. 4 AI Predictions for 2023: From the Great Correction to Practical AI. A pragmatic approach I call Practical AI will rise in 2023 like a phoenix from the ashes of years of irrational exuberance around artificial intelligence. JessicaButalla@fico.com. Tue, 07/19/2022 - 16:11. by Scott Zoldi. expand_less Back To Top. Thu, 12/01/2022 - 11:05.

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CFPB Fines Remittance Company $700k For Failing to Provide Refunds

Account Recovery

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined an international remittance company $700,000 for not refunding consumers after it made transfer errors, in a failure to comply with the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. A copy of the enforcement action against Servicio UniTeller can be accessed by clicking here. Between 2013 and 2021, the company allegedly did … The post CFPB Fines Remittance Company $700k For Failing to Provide Refunds first appeared on AccountsRecovery.net.

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CFPB Finds Members of the Reserves and National Guard Paying Millions of Dollars in Extra Interest Each Year

Consumer Finance

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released research revealing that Reserve and National Guard members called to active duty are paying an extra $9 million in interest every year because they are not always receiving the benefit of their right to rate reductions under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home or Invest in 2023

Nerd Wallet

The investing information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments. Elizabeth Ayoola writes for NerdWallet. Email: eayoola@nerdwallet.com. The article 4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home or Invest in 2023 originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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Connect, Care, Convert: Secrets to Establishing Trust with Niche Markets and Turning Them Into Clients

Speaker: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Niche markets represent a huge opportunity for the financial services industry in America. From college students and women to communities of color and low-to-moderate-income households, niche populations have specialized financial needs – but they often underutilize many valuable financial products and services. How can you better connect with these consumers?

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What Exactly is “Fair” Credit?

Credit Corp

Article updated December 14th, 2022. There’s always a lot of buzz about the extreme ends of the credit scoring spectrum. How can you get excellent credit? What should you do if you have bad credit ? Less attention is paid to fair credit, which is ironic considering that’s where a large segment of consumers land. While credit scoring models and lender standards differ, the average American credit score is often nestled firmly in a range that could be considered fair.

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How to Recover After Losing a Client

Enterprise Recovery

Losing a client after establishing a relationship and putting in work efforts can be disruptive to any organization. It's especially painful if you're working as an independent contractor, freelance, or as a growing business. The loss in revenue may mean that you need to find another client immediately. There are some practical steps you can take to bounce back.

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In-depth look at the distribution of average U.S. FICO® Scores in 2022

Fico Collections

Home. Blog. FICO. In-depth look at the distribution of average U.S. FICO® Scores in 2022. The national average FICO Score did not go up for the first time in over a decade, a trend that’s seen at the city and state level across the nation. KristinaRobinson@fico.com. Tue, 08/30/2022 - 13:08. by Tom Quinn. expand_less Back To Top. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 13:00.

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A Special Thank You, From Me to You

Account Recovery

Every few days, I get an email from someone asking a question about a webinar that they missed or making sure their email address was still on the distribution list for The Daily Digest because they stopped receiving it, or some other reason, and those emails often thank me for everything I have done for … The post A Special Thank You, From Me to You first appeared on AccountsRecovery.net.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

A well-defined change management process is critical to minimizing the impact that change has on your organization. Leveraging the data that your ERM program already contains is an effective way to help create and manage the overall change management process within your organization. Your ERM program generally assesses and maintains detailed information related to strategy, operations, and the remediation plans needed to mitigate the impact on the organization.

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CFPB Orders Servicio UniTeller to Refund Fees and Pay Penalty for Failing to Follow Remittance Rules

Consumer Finance

Today, the CFPB issued an order against Servicio UniTeller, an international remittance company, for multiple violations of the requirements governing electronic money transfers, including failing to refund customers after the company made money transfer errors.

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Co-Buying a House: How Platonic Partners Make It Work

Nerd Wallet

AP. Abby Badach Doyle writes for NerdWallet. Email: abadachdoyle@nerdwallet.com. The article Co-Buying a House: How Platonic Partners Make It Work originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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How to Handle a Medical Debt Collector

Credit Corp

In This Piece. Gather Information Request Verification of Debt File a Dispute Make Sure It’s Listed as Medical Debt Can You Negotiate Medical Bills in Collection? Know Your Rights. Are you struggling with medical debt? Are you tired of medical collectors calling? If so, you’re not alone. Studies show that Americans owe more than $88 million in medical debt.

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Tax Changes Incoming for Research and Experimental Expenditures

Fraser

For tax years beginning in 2022, research and experimental (R&E) expenditures are no longer immediately expensed but rather must be amortized over five years (15 years for foreign expenditures). To illustrate, if a business spent $1,000 on domestic research activities in 2021, it could deduct the full $1,000 on its 2021 tax return. But, starting in 2022, $1,000 spent on research will be deducted incrementally over a five-year period; approximately $200.

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How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Did you know that 2021 was a record-breaking year for ransomware? The days of a “once in a while” attack against businesses and organizations are over. Cyberthreats have become a serious issue. With 495.1 million attacks, the threat marked a 148% increase compared to 2020 and was the most expensive year on record! As a result, data protection needs to be a concern for most banks, businesses, and information technology specialists.