Sat.Nov 19, 2022 - Fri.Nov 25, 2022

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Great, Inflation Is Ruining Thanksgiving Dinner, Too

Nerd Wallet

This Thanksgiving, it’s not just the pandemic or post-election political tensions threatening to ruin your family dinner — it’s also inflation. Oh, and the ongoing avian flu that has killed more than 7 million turkeys nationwide this year.

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Staying agile and ahead with fintech

Onguard

From mobile payments to peer-to-peer lending, fintech is changing the way we invest, bank and do business. Fintech encompasses all technology that improves financial services and products. In short, fintech makes our financial lives easier.

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FCC Rules Consent Needed for Ringless Voicemails

Account Recovery

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced it had issued a declaratory ruling that entities using ringless voicemail products must first obtain the consent of the consumer before using the product to drop voicemails into consumers’ voicemail boxes.

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Why it’s important for collection agencies to share what they do

American Profit

There is a lot of important work done by reputable and professional debt collectors daily in this country. This work helps the overall economy, consumers that may be struggling with ongoing debt, and small businesses struggling to meet payroll and other expenses.

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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®

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, is here to give you insights into the consumer mindset along with proven strategies for nurturing trust and client-building in underserved markets.

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Worst sectors for late payment in 2022 named and shamed

UK debt collections

The worst sectors for late payment are named and shamed in new ports. The reports looks at the late payment practices of different business sectors in 2022.

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Daily Digest – November 23. Gov’t Extends Student Loan Pause, Judge Sets Aside Default Judgment Against Defendant in FDCPA Case

Account Recovery

GOVERNMENT EXTENDS PAUSE ON STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS UNTIL LEGAL CHALLENGES ARE RESOLVED The Biden Administration yesterday announced it was extending the moratorium on student loan payments until 60 days after litigation surrounding the plan to forgive up to $20,000 in unpaid student loans is resolved.

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Assignment of Benefits Under Florida Law: Businesses and Insurers Beware

Jimerson Firm

Florida’s assignment of benefits statute affects homeowners and businesses alike, and both parties should proceed with caution when dealing with an assignment of benefits agreement.

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Wells Fargo, Back in the Hot Seat, Could Face Over $1B in Fines

Nerd Wallet

Wells Fargo appears to be back in the crosshairs of federal regulators, with Bloomberg reporting this month that the bank is expected to be fined more than $1 billion by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to settle investigations into its business practices.

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Crypto Company FTX Files Massive Bankruptcy in Delaware

PBWT

Another domino has fallen. Earlier this year, we wrote about the challenges facing the crypto industry that resulted in the bankruptcy filings of Three Arrows Capital, Celsius Network, and Voyager Digital.

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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.

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21 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.

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Does Bankruptcy Clear Lawsuit Debt?

Sawin & Shea

Both being sued by a creditor and bankruptcy can feel like scary situations, but rest assured, filing for bankruptcy can help. Once bankruptcy is filed, whether it’s under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 , an automatic stay prevents debt collectors from taking further legal action.

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Despite New Law, Consumers Feel Ambushed by Surprise Medical Bills

Nerd Wallet

The No Surprises Act, billed as protection for patients against surprise medical bills, took effect on New Year’s Day 2022.

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Rising Unpaid Rent Arrears sees surge in Landlords seeking rent insurance

UK debt collections

Rising Unpaid rent arrears across the UK has seen a sharp upturn in Private Landlords seeking rent protection insurance. Data from different firms suggest there’s been an upsurge in the purchase of rent protection insurance by various different agents. More buying insurance products.

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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

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.

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Judge Sets Aside Default Judgment Against Defendant in FDCPA Case

Account Recovery

A District Court judge in North Carolina has granted a defendant’s motion for relief from judgment on the grounds that a default judgment obtained by the plaintiff in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case is void due to lack of service of process.

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Important Contract Terms for Every Small Business

Jimerson Firm

Every small business should have a written contract, whether it is with its customers, vendors, or suppliers.

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Federal Student Loan Forbearance Extended Yet Again

Nerd Wallet

The White House has once again extended the federal student loan payment pause as it battles lawsuits threatening to derail its sweeping student debt forgiveness plan. Students may be off the hook for payments until summer 2023, the Department of Education said Tuesday.

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3 tips to help you rebuild after bankruptcy

Roths Child Law

The realization that you can’t pay all your bills each month can quickly put you into survival mode, which means you only pay what’s necessary to live. Late fees and negative marks on your credit report are likely going to affect you. .

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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.

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FCC Banishes Telecom Company After Not Addressing Robocall Rules

Account Recovery

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced it had excommunicated a telecom company for failing to take the necessary steps to block consumers from receiving robocalls, ordering other companies to stop accepting traffic from Global UC.

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Howdy, Partner: What Law Firms Get Wrong About Partnership Agreements

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Oh, this one’s easy. Law firms don’t often have partnership agreements. Especially small firms. Which is kind of shocking, right?

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The Busiest Days to Fly During the Winter Holidays

Nerd Wallet

Most weeks of the year, Fridays are the busiest days to fly, and Tuesdays are the least busy. But during the holidays, that trend doesn’t necessarily hold true. In most years, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is actually the busiest travel day for U.S.

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Florida Medicaid Providers Beware: You Must Pay Your Employees At Least $15/Hour

Jimerson Firm

On June 2, 2022, Governor DeSantis signed the Freedom First budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year, which provided over $600 million in funding to the Agency for Health Care Administration (the “AHCA”).

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Class Action Accuses Collector of Requiring Reason to Accept Dispute

Account Recovery

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is part of a series that is sponsored by WebRecon. WebRecon identifies serial plaintiffs lurking in your database BEFORE you contact them and expose yourself to a likely lawsuit.

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Order of Replevin: Getting Your Goods Back With Court Order

FFGN COLLECT NY

Seeking replevin is common and used by debt collection lawyers to recover goods or collateral for their clients. Replevin is available to a party seeking the return of goods pursuant to a court order directing a party to return the goods or collateral to you.

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How to Set Your Cyber Monday Shopping Strategy

Nerd Wallet

The Monday following Thanksgiving, known as Cyber Monday, has historically been a one-day, online-exclusive sale event.

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FTC Safeguards Rule Deadline Extended, But Don’t Wait to Implement Data Security Compliance Protocols

Fraser

The Federal Trade Commission recently extended the deadline , from December 9, 2022, to June 9, 2023, for compliance with the most stringent requirements of its latest rulemaking, revisions to the Safeguards Rule under the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (“the GLBA”).

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JPMorgan, Mastercard Partner on New Pay-by-Bank Service

Account Recovery

JPMorgan Chase and Mastercard have announced a partnership that will enable consumer data to be shared by “trusted” entities and allow consumers to pay bills from their bank account with greater ease and security.

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CFPB and New York Attorney General Take Action Against Companies that Cheated 9/11 Victims

Consumer Finance

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