February, 2021

Thinking Outside the Inbox: Email Tips

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Email drives business; yet, it also drives most of us crazy. If this is the year you want to take control of your email, here are some steps you can take: -Consider using a non-email program for in-office communications, like Slack.

Debt Collection Fintech InDebted Completes Acquisition to Enter the U.S. Market & Announces Key Executive Hires

Account Recovery

Sydney, Australia – 8th February, 2021 – InDebted, the Sydney headquartered fintech that specializes in digital debt collection for unsecured consumer debt, today announced that it has acquired Delta Outsource Group Inc.

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Why Financial Productivity Begins with a Positive Mindset

Credit Corp

The following is a guest post by Orion Talmay, of Orion’s Method. Dealing with finances can be stressful and leave you feeling overwhelmed. It’s all too easy to ignore mounting debts or believe you’ll never save up a significant amount of money.

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Webinar: Digital Debt Collections 101 with Klarna and TrueAccord

True Accord

Watch the full recording here , or read on to learn more about this webinar. Poor customer experience. Compliance challenges. Reputational risk.

5 Ways to Trim Your Tax-Prep Costs This Year

Nerd Wallet

As millions of Americans embark on the annual ritual of tax preparation this year, many will buy tax software or hire human tax preparers — and it probably won’t be cheap.

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Why you might want to file for bankruptcy

Roths Child Law

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be an effective way to eliminate a variety of unsecured business or personal debts. In some cases, you may receive a discharge without losing assets such as positive equity in your Tennessee home.

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Drop in UK Business Insolvencies masking a grim reality

UK debt collections

According to latest figures, Corporate and Business Insolvencies fell by 27.1% for 2020 in England and Wales. Unfortunately the statistics do not tell the whole story as many businesses in the UK are in distressed situations.

New Report From Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Finds Over 11 Million Families At Risk Of Losing Housing

Consumer Finance

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report that warns of widespread evictions and foreclosures once federal, state, and local pandemic protections come to an end, absent additional public and private action.

How to save for retirement: the accounts you need to know

Kasasa

Confession time: Even when you work at a Fintech company like Kasasa , finances don’t come easy to all of us. No matter your day job , your age, or your income , retirement can be intimidating for anyone. Saving that amount of money? Diligently? Over the course of decades?

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Where to Look If Your Small Business Can’t Get a PPP Loan

Nerd Wallet

The Paycheck Protection Program can be a lifeline for businesses that qualify, but it’s not the only program available for business owners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jimerson Birr Named Among Top 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses in the World Led by UF Alumni

Jimerson Firm

Florida-based Business Law Firm Makes Fourth Appearance on Gator100 List. Florida-based business law firm Jimerson Birr has been named to the 2021 Gator100 list released by the University of Florida (UF), which recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses in the world led by its Alumni.

Preach What You Practice: Practice Area Pages are Essential to Law Firm Website Design

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lawyers like to practice law; they don’t like to create content. Unfortunatel y, that’s a big deal when it comes to marketing. Because it’s harder for content to resonate with potential clients when lawyers ar en’t building it themselves, using their expertise.

Average Unpaid Small Business Debts rise by £173k

UK debt collections

New research from Sage, has highlighted the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic with the average SME business now burdened with £173,000 additional debt per year.

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Construction Jobs Take a Hit in January

NACM

The construction industry took a hit in January after losing 3,000 jobs on net, which Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu likened to "the damage to many state and local government balance sheets."

Types of insurance: the must-haves, smart-buys, and don’t-bothers

Kasasa

Do you really need insurance? Well, yes. Budgeting Personal Finance

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Buzzy Banking Apps for Kids and Teens

Nerd Wallet

Moms and dads who want to teach their kids about money have some trendy tools at their disposal: kid-focused mobile banking apps, many of which come with personalized debit cards.

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Webinar: 15 Critical Construction Contract Provisions

Jimerson Firm

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, three of our partners will present 15 Critical Construction Contract Provisions: How to Use Them to Protect the Project and Your Bottom Line.

Game On!  Motivate Your Team with Data

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lord know s we can all use some extra motivation these days. Law firms still tend to make most decisions about practice management on an ad hoc basis: W hat does your gut tell you to do? But, those attorneys who employ data-driven decisionmaking can gain a tremendous competitive advantage.

PDCflow Named Best Digital Signature Software Company of 2021 Digital.com

PDC Flow

Ogden, Utah– Digital.com , a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has named PDCflow among the best digital signature software companies of 2021. The top systems were selected based on key features, advanced capabilities and integration tools.

TrueAccord Group Welcomes Courtney Graham as Chief People Officer

True Accord

TrueAccord Group has announced Courtney Graham, former Chief People Officer of Four Winds Interactive, as its new Chief People Officer. . Our family of companies is growing rapidly, and we are thrilled to have Courtney on board as our first Chief People Officer.

FHEO Notification – Gender Discrimination

Fraser

Yesterday, February 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Memorandum Implementing Executive Order 13900 on the Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The Executive Order addresses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bostock v Clayton County.

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5 Ways to Foil Catalytic Converter Thieves

Nerd Wallet

Catalytic converter thefts have soared during the pandemic as drivers drive less and leave their cars unattended. Thieves can steal this antipollution device in a matter of minutes and sell it to scrap metal dealers for several hundred dollars for the precious metals it contains.

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Passing the bankruptcy means test with disposable income

Roths Child Law

If you've been considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Tennessee, you've probably heard of the bankruptcy means test. The means test is a relatively lengthy form that is used to determine whether your disposable income is low enough to qualify you for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.

Section 1126 of the Bankruptcy Code and the Dangers of Sleeping on Your Rights as a Creditor

PBWT

A seat at the table: this is what you likely want when your financial interests are drawn into a bankruptcy court proceeding. You’ll seek to be heard and do what you can to maximize your recovery. This is especially true if you’re a creditor in a chapter 11 case.

Collection Success: The Art and Science of Mental Rehearsal

PDC Flow

Another year of Collector.Live! content is in the books, and the speakers did not disappoint. Negotiation expert Joshua Weiss spoke about negotiation tactics front line collectors can use to improve call outcomes and Joann Needleman of Clark Hill discussed digital communication with consumers.

Covid Loan Debt Collection talks hit brick wall

UK debt collections

Plans to create a Nationwide Debt Collection service to recoup unpaid covid Business support loans have hit a brick wall according to latest reports. £45 45 Billion pounds have been lent to Small Businesses to help them through the pandemic over the last year by UK banks.

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Compliance Digest – February 1

Account Recovery

I’m thrilled to announce that Bedard Law Group is the new sponsor for the Compliance Digest. Bedard Law Group, P.C. – Compliance Support – Defense Litigation – Nationwide Complaint Management – Turnkey Speech Analytics.

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6 Black Financial Pros to Follow in 2021

Nerd Wallet

We were fortunate enough to connect with six financial experts who are big on helping people with their money. While they range in their professions — including certified financial planners, podcast hosts and authors — they all had to think about how to move forward after 2020.

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When consumers chime in anonymously on a dispute between a business and one of its customers

Public Citizen

by Paul Alan Levy. Our latest case about the right to speak anonymously is in federal court in Chicago, flowing from a dispute between a prominent vlogger named Cristina Villegas and a plastic surgeon named David Shifrin who, Villegas complained, “botched my nose job.”

2021 Black History Month Podcast: The Shaw Center – Protecting Black Property Ownership

Burr Forman

In this special episode of the Burr & Forman podcast honoring Black History Month 2021, we are joined by Burr Partner, Adam Artigliere, to talk about the Shaw Center. In this episode, Adam sheds light on the Shaw Center, a Greenville, SC-based non-profit aiming to fight against gentrification, and the role that our firm has played in the effort to continue this fight. The podcast is hosted by Adam Artigliere , a partner in the firm’s Greenville, SC office.

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