May, 2022

10 ways you’re wasting money without realizing it


Since money was invented, people have been doing their level best to acquire it. There’s no wonder why: the abundance of money in one’s pockets equals freedom. Budgeting My Finances Spending


Small Business late payment rising due to cost of living increase

UK debt collections

Nearly a quarter (24%) of small businesses and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have seen a rise in the number of late payments. The late payment problem has increased since the cost of living has gone up claims new research.


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The best debt collection agencies-what do they have in common?

American Profit

Choosing a third-party collection agency Is a big step for some businesses. The business needs the cash flow, and is frustrated customers are paying late or in some cases not paying at all, but need a solution.

Trail Mix: Capturing Client Data is a Broader Conversation Now

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

It’s always been important for law firms to archive the entire set of communications between attorneys, staff and clients (and leads). And, that’s become easier to do, over time, as technology has advanced.

Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

The Monetization Of Intellectual Property In Bankruptcy And Restructuring

In the Red

ABI Panel. Last month I had the honor of speaking on a panel at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2022 Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. The topic of our panel was the Monetization of Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy and Restructuring.

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Kasasa Cash® and Kasasa Saver®: Putting your money to work for you


You probably don't give much thought to the wizardry of your bank or credit union until you need them to help you solve one of life's little hiccups.

Business CCJs in Scotland rise by 52%

UK debt collections

Business CCJs in Scotland saw a fifty two per cent (52%) increase in decrees and judgments against them in the first quarter of 2022. This huge rise is in comparison with the same period last year, 2021. The total value of these judgments also rose by a massive 269%.

Watch Tower Drops Its Effort to Identify a Dissident Blogger Based on Spurious Copyright Claims

Public Citizen

by Paul Alan Levy. The effort by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (a/k/a Jehovah’s Witnesses) to identify a dissident member, "Kevin McFree ," through a spurious claim of copyright infringement has ended with a whimper rather than a bang as Watch Tower agreed to dismiss its copyright lawsuit with prejudice to avoid a possible claim for attorney fees.


Hero’s Journey: Law Firm Intake, Part 2 – Advance

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

In the last piece in this short series, we discussed how important it is for law firms to be focused on engaging potential clients.

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

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency Abandons Plan to Allow Hemp to be Synthetically Converted to THC


Citing safety concerns and the lack of scientific and public health data, on April 15, 2022, the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) dropped its plan to allow hemp to be synthetically converted to THC.


Getting to Know Amy Kennedy of The Intelitech Group

Account Recovery

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation is helping to shape the future of accounts receivable management.

FAQ: What is a Kasasa Saver® account?


We offer a lot of tips to save money , but one of the best and easiest ways to save more is to open an account that makes saving automatic. Rewards Banking Banking

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Council hit with huge writ for Unpaid Care home fees

UK debt collections

A Council in Wales has been hit with a high court writ to recover unpaid care home fees it owes. Gwynedd Council is reported to owe a large sum to a private care home service provider.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

3 things to know about writs of execution in Massachusetts

Collections Law

When someone owes you money, the law provides several ways for you to collect on the debt. A court may issue you a writ of execution to allow you to collect certain property from your debtor in order to satisfy the debt. At Law Offices of Alan M.

Hero’s Journey: Law Firm Intake, Part 1 – Engage

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lawyers often focus on their own expectations when it comes to client intake. They assume a lot about legal consumers’ preferences, without actually investigating what those preferences really are.

Can anyone find out that you’ve had a bankruptcy?

Roths Child Law

When you look at your financial situation and all you’ve done to try to correct it, you do feel like bankruptcy may be your only option. If you’re holding off on bankruptcy because you’re worried about who will be able to find out about it, then that might not be a good reason to do so.

Getting to Know Debbie Frank of Credit Bureau 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.

Guide to peer-to-peer payments: Everything you need to know about P2P banking services


Today’s high-tech generation is all about connectivity. Advances in online banking allow users on a computer or mobile device to take care of services that could, at one point, only be done at a bank, credit union, or other financial institution. My Finances Rewards Banking Banking

Late payment contributing to Small Business Owners mental health decline

UK debt collections

The impact of increased late payment, business impacts of the covid pandemic and lockdowns have impacted on the mental health of Small Business owners according to FSB findings.

CFPB Orders Bank of America to Pay $10 Million Penalty for Illegal Garnishments

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized an enforcement action against Bank of America for processing illegal, out-of-state garnishment orders against its customers’ bank accounts. Press release Banking Enforcement

Top Skills of Successful Accounts Receivable Specialists ??

Enterprise Recovery

When hiring a qualified accounts receivable specialist, it's important that they have the right skill sets. They're going to be speaking with your customers directly about one of the most uncomfortable topics - money.


Hotels Tap Into Hot Amenity Amid Surging Gas Prices

Nerd Wallet

Given high gas prices, it might make sense that your next vacation involves an electric vehicle rather than one that’s gas-powered.


Daily Digest – May 13. Panel Assesses Impact of Inflation and Recession on ARM Industry; Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of Collection Suit

Account Recovery

PANEL ASSESSES IMPACT OF INFLATION AND RECESSION ON ARM INDUSTRY There’s beauty in finding connections that you didn’t know existed. There is the chaos theory analogy, for example, of a butterfly flapping its wings in Central Park, which is why it starts raining across the world in China.

Business vs personal checking: What small business owners should know


For small business owners, any given day can include the smallest details from preparing bid proposals to changing printer ink cartridges.

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Surge in Landlords seeking Rent Arrears Debt Collection

UK debt collections

There has been a significant increase in the number of landlords seeking rent arrears debt collection action to recover lost rent, according to eviction firm Landlord Action.

Former employee of short-term lender explains how it snared consumers in debt traps

Public Citizen

New Mexico recently enacted a 36% rate cap on consumer loans. Among the remarks that motivated them to do so was the following: Thank you Madam Chair, Members of the Committee. My name is Will Hancock and I’m a student at the University of New Mexico School of Law. I had the displeasure of working briefly for a short-term loan company in Albuquerque. I completed the training and left shortly thereafter because I felt I was actively ruining people’s lives through predatory practices.

Great communication earns trust as a debt collector

American Profit

By Georgia: As a debt collector, I look forward to coming to work every day. Yes, you read that correctly. Admittedly, before working here, I would never have thought I’d think that.

How Your Business Can Support Gun Violence Victims

Enterprise Recovery

When tragedy happens in America, regular life grinds to a halt. For business marketers and executives, their daily tasks come with heavy consequences. Both internal employees and the public often jump to conclusions based on your business' reaction or lack of reaction.