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How a Skilled Collections Lawyer Improves Your Odds of Commercial Debt Recovery

Collections Law

It would be nice if all clients and customers paid up their outstanding balance on time, but that is unfortunately just a fantasy. Bad debt collection is as much of a part of a business as are sales. No business should get bogged down in chasing bad debts. That is why you should leave bad debt collection to the experienced aggressive debt recovery attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC.

A Guide to Bad Check Collection

Payment Savvy

Even though ATMs, mobile banking, and credit card payments are part of our everyday life, some people still write checks. For most of these individuals, it’s become an antiquated habit that is hard to break.

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How To Remove Allied Collection Service From Your Credit Report

Better Credit Blog

Are you concerned about a collections entry on your credit report? When debt reaches collections, it can hurt your credit score and leave you on the receiving end of seemingly nonstop phone calls and letters. If the name on your credit report and voicemails is Allied Collection Service, we can help.

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.

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.

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.

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Mitigating Risks Associated with Hotel, Restaurant and Entertainment Industry Economic Challenges: Part 4 – Assignment of Rents Under Section 697.07, Florida Statutes

Jimerson Firm

Parts 1-3 of this series explored alternative pre-foreclosure loss mitigation options for lenders including acceleration and enforcement of personal guarantees. This article explores Section 697.07, Florida Statutes, which governs the assignment of rents.

How Cash Management Accounts Protect Your Money

Nerd Wallet

Cash management accounts are accounts offered by nonbank financial service providers that allow people to save and spend their cash. CMAs are usually found at brokerages, not chartered banks, which can raise a few questions.

How Do CDs Work?

Credit Corp

A certificate of deposit, more commonly known as a CD, is a special type of savings account. You deposit your money into the account and agree not to make any withdrawals for a certain period of time. At the end of that time, you get your money plus whatever was earned in interest back.

Increase Debt Recovery with the ‘Goldilocks Zone of Connection’

PDC Flow

Are your collectors stuck in the friend zone with consumers? In other words, are your collectors sympathetic to consumers to the point where they feel bad asking for payment and don’t collect any money or only a small amount? Or, maybe it’s the opposite problem.

Another Rise in Construction Input Prices

NACM

Construction input prices rose once again in August by more than half of a percent, according to Associated Builders and Contractors, where Chief Economist Anirban Basu said inflation is "a bit hotter than anticipated."Based Based on the latest results from the U.S.

6 National Parks to Visit This Fall, and Where to Stay on Points

Nerd Wallet

You may feel like this spring and summer blurred together and passed by as you stayed home amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but fall is a season that undeniably feels like change.

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Technological innovations will drive consumer financial services to succeed during the pandemic and beyond

True Accord

Last week, Sheila Monroe, TrueAccord’s COO, was the featured guest on “Credit Eco To Go,” a consumer finance podcast hosted by Joann Needleman, a leading financial services attorney at Clark Hill. The theme was putting the “consumer” back into consumer financial services.

How Training Has Changed During COVID-19

Account Recovery

Hiring and training a new employee is like building the foundation for a house. If it’s done correctly, the house will proudly stand the test of time. If it’s done incorrectly, it won’t stand a chance and will cause nothing but headaches for the owner.

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AR Deteriorates in Wake of COVID-19

Receivables Control

Receivables Control has the unique perspective of working AR across multiple industries and have seen deterioration resulting from the disruption caused by Covid-19.

Want Travel Flexibility? Consider the Capital One Venture Card

Nerd Wallet

If you like the idea of a travel rewards credit card, but you’d rather not be tied to a stash of airline miles or hotel points for a brand that you have no plans to commit to anytime soon (perhaps a little thing called COVID-19 caused that), then the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card.

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How to Invest in Stocks: A Guide to Getting Started

Credit Corp

In 2020, around 55% of American adults invest in the stock market. That’s down from a peak of 65% in 2007 but around the average over the past 10 years. Do you want to get a piece of the action? Before you jump all in, make sure you know the basics of how to invest in stocks. .

Unsustainable Business Debt estimated at £70bn

UK debt collections

Businesses in the UK have stacked up around £70 billion worth of unsustainable debt says latest research. According to a new report from The City UK, Companies owe in excess of £70bn with more than £20 billion of that arising from government-backed coronavirus loan schemes.

HHS Fines Vendor $2.3M for Data Breach

Account Recovery

A vendor that works with healthcare providers has agreed to repay $2.3 million after it was hacked and the personal information of more than 6 million individuals was compromised, in a settlement with the Department of Health & Human Services’s Office of Civil Rights.

Can I Get a U.S. Credit Card if I Live in Puerto Rico?

Nerd Wallet

Most of the biggest U.S. credit card issuers accept applications from residents of Puerto Rico, although a couple do not. And among those that do, there are some limitations about which cards you can apply for if you live in the territory.

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3 Sessions We’re Excited to (Virtually) Attend at Lendit Fintech USA 2020

True Accord

The LendIt Fintech USA 2020 conference is just around the corner on September 29 through October 1, with an exciting lineup of industry experts from leading traditional banks, fintech platforms, and tech companies discussing innovations in lending, digital banking, embedded finance, and more.

[Client Reminder] October 14 Deadline: Medicare Part D Notice of Creditable (or Non-Creditable) Coverage

Fraser

Medicare Part D notices (of either creditable or non-creditable coverage) are due for distribution prior to October 15th.

Getting to Know Doug Lapointe of Annuity Health

Account Recovery

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Arbeit. Arbeit is a powerful, and easy to use communications platform that empowers businesses to reach more consumers.

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Benefits I Wish Came With My Ink Business Preferred Credit Card

Nerd Wallet

The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card is one of my go-to business cards. With a high sign-up bonus and easy-to-use spending categories, it provides a lot of value relative to its annual fee of $95.

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Cancelled Events: 5 Things to Know About Refunds

The Kaplan Group

Cancelled events. From personal events like weddings to trade shows, Covid-19 has hit the event industry hard. Cancellations affect event organizers, professional entertainers, marketers and attendees. For some businesses, an annual trade show is where they make most of their sales.

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How To Remove JPMCB Card Services From Your Credit Report

Better Credit Blog

Have you noticed a hard inquiry from JPMCB on your credit report? If you recently applied for a credit card from Chase, it’s likely responsible for the entry on your credit report. While one credit card application isn’t going to substantially harm your credit, several applications can.

Judge Grants MTD in FCRA Case Over Dispute Investigation

Account Recovery

A District Court judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not investigating and removing inaccurate information from the plaintiff’s credit report.

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5 Myths About High-Yield Savings Accounts During COVID-19

Nerd Wallet

Last year’s savings rates of 2% and higher have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean high-yield savings accounts disappeared. There are high-yield savings accounts out there, but it’s all relative,” says Mike Schenk, chief economist for the Credit Union National Association.

The Countdown Begins for Lifetime Income Disclosures

Burr Forman

The SECURE Act of 2019 made three statutory changes to ERISA regarding lifetime income benefit payments from defined contribution plans (e.g., 401(k), 403(b), profit sharing, and money purchase pension plans). This blog will cover one of those changes – an amendment to Section 105 of ERISA.

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Will There Still Be a Second Stimulus Check?

Debt

Remember the second stimulus check? Forget it. Members of Congress have many things on their minds between now and election day, but sending another direct payment of $1,200 to U.S. workers, is not one of them.

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Daily Digest – September 23. Judge Grants MTD in FCRA Case; VA Offers Debt Suspension

Account Recovery

JUDGE GRANTS MTD IN FCRA CASE OVER DISPUTE INVESTIGATION A District Court judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not investigating and removing inaccurate information from the plaintiff’s credit report.

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