October, 2022

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Tips for placing accounts in collections during the holidays

American Profit Recovery

As the end of the year approaches, a question that many creditors grapple with is, “ Should I assign slow-pay/delinquent customers to collections around the holidays ?” The answer to that question should be a resounding “ Yes.”. There are many reasons why it benefits a business, as well as its customers, to have past-due accounts placed in collections during the holiday season.

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Choosing the Best Commercial Collection Services

Enterprise Recovery

When making the decision to use commercial debt collection services, businesses should be choosy. Not only are you selecting a company that should be efficient in recovering what's owed to you, but your brand reputation is also at risk. The collections specialists will be speaking to your clients on your behalf. It's imperative that they're able to be a fair but authoritative representation of your company.

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23 Companies Seeking Collection Talent

Account Recovery

During this, The Great Resignation Era, I thought it would be helpful to start a regular posting of different jobs within the accounts receivable management industry that I have found online. Please make sure to do your own due diligence before applying for a position included here or accepting any offers. This is merely meant … The post 23 Companies Seeking Collection Talent appeared first on AccountsRecovery.net.

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With Mortgage Rates Surging, Buydowns Are Ready for a Reboot

Nerd Wallet

Home buyers are looking for ways to whittle down their mortgage rates. As a result, a once-popular home-selling tactic is making a comeback. It’s called a temporary buydown, and it was widely used when mortgage rates were zooming upward in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The revival of the temporary buydown is timely, as. Holden Lewis writes for NerdWallet.

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How Collection Agencies Minimize Effort and Maximize Results with the Right Software

Navigating collections in the dynamic financial landscape presents multifaceted challenges. Organizations face pressures to maintain standards alongside software challenges like regulatory adaptations, data integration, security, workflow optimization, and automation. Finding the right software can save time and money. BEAM offers a comprehensive solution with specialized modules to streamline debt collection effortlessly.

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CFPB Report Finds High Fees Charged on Student Banking Products Endorsed by Colleges

Consumer Finance

Some financial institutions and colleges may be steering students to more expensive financial products.

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Why is this collection agency so focused on consumer compliments?

American Profit Recovery

Over the past couple of years, you may have noticed that our team has paid particular attention to tracking the compliments and kind words that consumers give our debt collectors. While many types of businesses only track numbers, we pay attention to what people are saying. Keeping track of the compliments that consumers have provided our debt collection team and others here on the staff has provided tremendous value and how we operate as a collection agency.

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Inspire Your Startup Employees to Stay Engaged

Enterprise Recovery

Growing a new company isn't for the faint at heart. Employees must be passionate, willing to go the extra mile, and work long hours as part of a cycle of endless expectations. With so many American employees complaining of burnout and " quiet quitting ," startups are facing the same struggles as enterprise companies. Use these tips to inspire your startup employees to stay engaged.

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CFPB Responds to TransUnion Motion by Blasting Fifth Circuit Ruling

Account Recovery

The ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals doesn’t “make sense” and is “without support in law,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau argues in a response to a motion for supplemental authority that was filed by TransUnion as it seeks to use the ruling to get a lawsuit filed by the CFPB against the … The post CFPB Responds to TransUnion Motion by Blasting Fifth Circuit Ruling appeared first on AccountsRecovery.net.

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Yes, You Can Still Travel on a Budget During Inflation

Nerd Wallet

I heard a podcast last week about how runaway inflation in Argentina has caused everyone to party more. Why? When inflation gets really bad, there’s no reason to save cash for a later date since it will only get less valuable. So Argentines tend to spend their paychecks as soon as they come in, filling. Sam Kemmis writes for NerdWallet. Email: skemmis@nerdwallet.com.

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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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Insurance Claims Recoveries – Keeping Claims Costs Down

Debt Recoveries

Recoveries are the Bermuda triangle of the claims process, where recoverable funds are all too often lost, forgotten, or not given the priority they deserve. To avoid the Bermuda triangle, gather all relevant information at the start of a claim. These will include quotes/invoices, Third Party information, insurance information, witness contact information, obtaining statements and applying for police reports, and so on.

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Types of Property Subject to Seizure in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Sawin & Shea

Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides numerous Indiana residents with debt relief. But the filing process also involves the liquidation of particular kinds of personal property. Fortunately, the vast majority of Chapter 7 filers are able to retain all of their property while also discharging their debts. That being said, some forms of personal property can be subject to seizure for certain filers.

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4 ways to fix problems with small business cash flow

American Profit Recovery

Our economy is changing rapidly and there has never been a better time for your business to do a health check. Everything seems to be rising for those running a small business. You’re battling rising costs of inventory, an increase in payroll costs, what you pay for transportation such as our lawn care clients and of course rising interest rates.

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Risk-Aware Marketing to Personalize Telco Customer Engagement

Fico Collections

Home. Blog. FICO. Risk-Aware Marketing to Personalize Telco Customer Engagement. Here's how technology from the banking space can help telcos compete with aggressively competitive sales and retention tactics. FICO Admin. Tue, 07/02/2019 - 02:45. by Tim Young. expand_less Back To Top. Wed, 10/12/2022 - 15:35. Telcos are entering a brave new world of aggressively competitive sales and retention tactics.

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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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Biden, CFPB Take Next Step in Junk Fee Crackdown

Account Recovery

In a joint appearance yesterday, President Joe Biden and Rohit Chopra, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced new guidance that deems a pair of fees charged by financial institutions to “likely” be unfair and unlawful under existing law. The announcement is part of a crackdown on what the federal government is labeling … The post Biden, CFPB Take Next Step in Junk Fee Crackdown appeared first on AccountsRecovery.net.

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Musk-Twitter Deal: What Happens When a Company Goes Private?

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. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to finally complete his acquisition of Twitter on Friday, according to a Bloomberg.

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Final Rule Issued for Corporate Transparency Act: What Businesses Need to Know

Fraser

As we previously addressed in 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), which requires certain business entities to report the “beneficial ownership” of an entity to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCen”). The CTA is intended to deter activity such as money laundering, financing terrorism, and tax fraud, among other things.

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The Future of Collections & Compliance: A Conversation with TrueAccord’s Associate General Counsel and Director of User Experience

True Accord

Delivering communications to your customers has always been a compliance challenge with the plethora of laws, regulations, court decisions, and regulatory guidance in the debt collection space. Today with more communication channels available and regular communication from debt collection regulators—via consent orders, compliance bulletins, supervisory highlights, and even press releases—your compliance management systems and design must be flexible and easy to update.

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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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CFPB Takes Action to Address Junk Data in Credit Reports

Consumer Finance

Effort seeks to address false information on the credit reports of children in foster care and the general public.

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Will Require the Use of FICO Score 10 T

Fico Collections

Home. Blog. FICO. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Will Require the Use of FICO Score 10 T. FICO?Score 10 T gives mortgage lenders the flexibility and predictive power to make more precise lending decisions. FICO Admin. Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:52. by James Wehmann. expand_less Back To Top. Mon, 10/24/2022 - 21:05. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that FICO® Score 10 T has been validated and approved for use by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).

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Getting to Know Mark Nielsen of First Collection Services

Account Recovery

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation is helping to shape the future of accounts receivable management. Product development is driven by customer feedback, agency profitability and compliance and includes platforms addressing client portal access, document management, payment negotiation, Regulation E focused electronic payment authorizations and TCPA communication authorization platforms. … The post Getting to Know Mark Nielsen of

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How to Use a HELOC Strategically in Retirement

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. If you’ve worked hard to pay off your house, taking on mortgage debt in retirement may sound as appealing.

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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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Department of Labor Issues New Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

Fraser

The US Department of Labor recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if adopted, would change the standard for analyzing a worker’s classification as either an employee or independent contractor. The new rules are a reversion to prior tests, which consider certain “economic reality factors;” factors that were originally set out in a pair of cases before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1947 (See United States v.

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Top Five Compliance Questions Answered by TrueAccord Compliance & Collections Professionals

True Accord

Whether you’re a startup or an established organization, understanding the laws and regulations that apply to debt collection can be overwhelming. Compliance is always evolving as new laws and regulations are passed, new technology is introduced, consumer preferences shift, and court decisions or regulatory guidance suggest modifications to best practices.

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CFPB Sues Payment Platform Used by YMCA Camps and Charity Race Organizers for Illegally Cramming Consumers With Junk Membership Fees

Consumer Finance

ACTIVE Network generated more than $300 million in membership fees using digital dark patterns and online trickery.

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Bailiff attacked with knife whilst trying to collect £10,000 debt

UK debt collections

A bailiff who was trying to collect a £10,000 debt at a Hull restaurant was viciously stabbed with a knife in violent scenes that had chilling echoes of the TV programme Can’t Pay, We’ll Take It Away ! He could easily have suffered very serious life-threatening injuries if one of the knife wounds had been just 2mm to one side, Hull Crown Court heard.

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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.