September, 2020

A/B Testing & Machine Learning in Digital Debt Collections

Re:Ceeve

All companies—no matter their industry, size, or location—have one ultimate goal in mind at all times: improvement. It’s only natural for companies to want to get better at what they do. Perhaps you want to improve your productivity, the quality of your products, or your customer satisfaction.

How to Remove Pioneer Credit Recovery from Your Credit Report

Better Credit Blog

If you begin to hear from a debt collection agency called Pioneer Credit Recovery, it is likely because you have defaulted on a loan or forgotten to pay a bill. In addition to showing up on your call logs, they will also appear on your credit report as a collection agency.

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HYBRID Recovery: Best Way to Collect Unpaid Medical Bills

Nexa Collect

You have tried to recover overdue receivables from patients using reminder calls and sending invoices.

Bay Area Transit District Attacks Candidate For Showing Its Logo

Public Citizen

by Paul  Alan  Levy. Much like the case of Jeremy Whittaker a few years ago, a demand letter from the general counsel of an elective transit district in the East Bay seeks to interfere with the political campaign of a candidate seeking to replace the lawyer’s bosses.

The Matrix: Does Your Law Have a Way to Move Cases Forward?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Sure, you might say: because we eventually close every case we work on. Of course, that’s not exactly the question. What I’m really asking is: D o you have efficient processes in place for moving cases forward? The simple fact is that you probably aren’t as efficient as you need to be.

10 Ways to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

Credit Corp

Credit cards are a great tool for building credit. They’re easy to use, offer flexibility, and sometimes even reward you for using them. Most also directly impact your credit score and are used by many people to begin building their credit profile.

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How to Remove Sunrise Credit Services from Your Credit Report

Better Credit Blog

If you have been contacted by Sunrise Credit Services, you are probably being pursued for an old debt. Sunrise Credit Services is a debt collector that has been hired by your old creditor to collect payment on your debt. They may also have purchased the debt to profit off your payments.

Unpaid Invoices affecting 54% of UK Businesses

UK debt collections

As the United Kingdom continues to ease its Coronavirus restrictions , 54% of current actively trading Businesses are facing piles of unpaid invoices. The results from a survey by the Office of National Statistics make for shocking reading.

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Between Two FinTechs with Hunter Walk

True Accord

In our second installment of “Between Two FinTechs,” an interview series with leaders in financial technology, we have Hunter Walk , co-founder and partner of seed stage venture fund Homebrew.

You’ve Got Mail, Everywhere: So, Just Use One Email Account

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

One consistent bit of trouble lawyers have encountered during this pandemic is adjusting to working from home. Taking an entire work process, and moving it to an out of office location for an undetermined amount of time was never going to be easy.

How Much Does One Late Payment Affect Credit Scores?

Credit Corp

If you’re serious about your credit score, you need to pay your bills on time. One late payment can have a devastating effect on your credit score. Here’s what you need to know about late payments and your credit score, and what you can do to protect yourself. How Late Payments Affect Credit Scores.

Health insurance 101: A guide to health coverage

Kasasa

Health insurance is one of the most important things you can do to control the high costs of medical care and give yourself and your family the peace of mind that if an accident happened, you’d be covered head to toe. Health

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Understanding Your Credit Card Limit: 3 Things to Know

The Kaplan Group

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How to Save Money for a House: Steps to Get Moving

Nerd Wallet

Saving enough money to buy a house might seem like scaling Mount Everest, but don’t let that stop you from taking the first steps. Once you get moving, you might find the peak more accessible than you expected. Here’s how to make the climb: Set goals to save for a house Decide a total money.

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The Digest: September 2020

True Accord

As we begin to round out an unprecedented year, things remain…well…unprecedented. The world of collections is weathering the storm with new strategies and technology, all while staying focused on the rippling economic effects of the ongoing pandemic. Here’s the news we’re following at TrueAccord.

Perfect Timing: New Calendaring Tools Make It Easy to Connect with Leads and Clients

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lawyers tend to be inefficient, and have difficulty engaging both leads and clients. These hurdles are apparent when it comes to the scheduling process.

10 Proven Ways to Lower Your Car Insurance

Credit Corp

We’ve heard the insurance tagline over and over: “Switch and save money today.” Every insurance company claims to have the best deal. But, how can you get a good deal while maintaining the appropriate amount of coverage? We’ve got you covered—literally, and with no extra cost to you.

Medicare 101: Your coverage questions answered

Kasasa

For those nearing the age of 65, let us be the first to wish you a happy early birthday ! Party hats and cake slicing aside, you’ve probably also been receiving some (okay, a lot) of information about Medicare — and we understand it can get quite overwhelming. Health

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iQor Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Account Recovery

Collection operation and contact center business-process outsourcing provider iQor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday, seeking approval of a pre-packaged plan that would provide the company with $130 million of funding to reorganize itself and continue operating.

Business Late Payments threatening Economy recovery

UK debt collections

The latest research shows that the majority of Businesses (SME’s) in the UK are being paid late as a result of the pandemic. This underhand business practice is threatening the recovery of the Economy according to findings by Bibby Financial Services.

How the Pros Ride Market Volatility — and Why You Shouldn’t

Nerd Wallet

The stock market this year has strapped investors onto a roller-coaster ride filled with stomach-heaving drops and exhilarating highs. In spring, fears surrounding the coronavirus helped send the benchmark S&P 500 on a 34% drop from its prior peak.

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Channel Partner: Where Do Your Leads Disappear To?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

In a perfect world, law firms would generate, consolidate and convert leads with crushing effectiveness. In the real world, law firm leads often disappear.

Back to School Financial Prep for Students

Credit Corp

Did you know that the average household in America pays almost $700 in preparation for going back to school? That money covers a wide range of purchases,including supplies, technology items, clothing and shoes.

Vision insurance 101: Your questions answered

Kasasa

Are t hings looking a little blurry? Ar e you squinting to see road signs , the TV — or even to read this blog ? It’s not in your head. A 2016 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that as many as 16 million people in the U.S.

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Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of FDCPA Suit Over Dispute Notice

Account Recovery

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused a collector of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by not specifically mentioning that a portion of a debt could be disputed, thus allegedly deceiving the plaintiff into thinking only the whole amount could be disputed.

To have and have not – blog by Sue Chapple FCICM

CICM

17 September 2020. It could be a false dawn, but in recent days I’ve sensed a return to some sort of normality.

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Worth the Risk?

Nerd Wallet

About 1 in 3 people 65 and older in the U.S. enroll in Medicare Advantage, the private insurance alternative to traditional Medicare. It’s not hard to see why: Medicare Advantage plans often cover stuff that Medicare doesn’t, and most people don’t pay extra for it.

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Solitary Confinement: Don’t Forget to Manage Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

The ongoing pandemic has been rough on everyone, in multiple aspects of life, from the personal to the professional. Lawyers are particularly hard-hit by isolation in even the best of times, and suffer higher incidences of depression tha n the general population.

Experian Credit Score vs. FICO Score

Credit Corp

When you think “credit score,” you probably think “ FICO.” The Fair Isaac Corporation introduced its FICO scoring system in 1989, and it has since become one of the best-known and most-used credit scoring models in the United States. But it isn’t the only model on the market.

How to avoid and plan for unexpected health costs

Kasasa

For many people, avoiding the doctor’s office has almost nothing to do with fear or time constraints — and everything to do with the costs associated with a visit. In a time when healthcare is critical (looking at you, COVID-19), nearly half of U.S.

Serving a Defendant in a Residential Foreclosure Action by Publication

Jimerson Firm

A residential mortgage foreclosure action is initiated in Florida by filing a verified complaint with the appropriate court. All named defendants will need to be notified of the lawsuit by being served process with a copy of the complaint and a summons.