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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.

10 Credit Hacks to Improve Your FICO Score

Better Credit Blog

Most of you who have been reading this blog for a while know that I prescribe a very detailed and specific method for improving your credit score quickly – but I also have some credit hacks to best optimize your FICO credit score.


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Wash. Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of FDCPA Suit Against Creditor

Account Recovery

An Appeals Court in Washington state has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case that accused a creditor of violating the statute by attempting to collect in a name different than its own. A copy of the ruling in the case of Morgan v.

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.

Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

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.

Sharp rise of Businesses in ‘Financial distress’

UK debt collections

Leading Insolvency firm Begbies Traynor has reported a 19% rise in Companies in critical financial distress for the first 3 months of 2022. Research conducted by the Insolvency specialist has found that 1,891 firms were now in severe financial distress for the first quarter of the year.

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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.

What Your Credit Score Range Means

Better Credit Blog

My credit repair journey started when I had a credit score in the 530s. I couldn’t get a credit card, let alone a mortgage loan. That’s when I said enough is enough and set out to learn everything I could about improving my credit score. I had a lot to learn.

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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

6 Ways e-statements beat paper statements


Are you still using paper statements? Choose today as the day you start embracing e-statements, and not just to make Mother Earth happy. Here are 4 reasons e-statements are superior to paper. My Finances Rewards Banking Banking

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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.

CFPB Supervisory Highlights Report Spotlights Issues Found in Debt Collection Exams

Account Recovery

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its latest Supervisory Highlights report yesterday, which offers violations uncovered by the regulator during supervisory exams that were conducted during the second half of 2021.

5 Amazingly Simple Techniques to Optimize Your Credit Score

Better Credit Blog

Forget maxing out your credit cards, here are some easy techniques anyone can use to optimize your credit score. Most of these techniques can be used by those who have both good and bad credit. I recommend that you try to do as many as possible on an ongoing basis.

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.


Consumer advisory: Don’t give money or information to scammers promising student loan forgiveness

Consumer Finance

Numerous student loan borrowers recently submitted complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about companies that promised them student loan forgiveness or loan forbearance in exchange for fees amounting to hundreds or thousands of dollars.

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.

TJ44 and Provana Establish Compliance Advisory

Account Recovery


Best Credit Monitoring Services of 2022

Better Credit Blog

A credit monitoring service should make tracking your credit score a seamless part of your life — much like checking your email or ordering delivery for dinner. The best services, which I list below, all excel with this kind of accessibility, but they also have some distinct differences.

Self-Serve Recurring Payments: PDCflow Announces the Release of Payer Created Schedules

PDC Flow

Ogden, UT – Today, PDCflow announced the newly available self-service payment feature, Payer Created Schedules. Payer created schedules are a way for consumers to set up a recurring payment schedule in a self-serve environment, without the help of an agent.


Accounts receivable management-Getting down to the basics

American Profit

The size of your business does not matter when it comes to accounts receivables. If you are running any type of business, accounts receivable management is part of managing a business that has positive cash flow. Paying attention to AR management is a critical component of keeping any business alive.

Daily Digest – May 6. Grand Jury Charges Collector in Fraud Case; Panel Talks About Importance of Engagement

Account Recovery

Best Credit Repair Software

Better Credit Blog

Be careful when you buy credit repair software. Many programs promise a lot, including dramatic increases in your credit score. In reality, the software cannot provide a miracle cure for a bad credit score.

6 Nerds Share Their 2022 Travel Rewards Strategies

Nerd Wallet

NerdWallet’s travel experts harp on one concept over and over again: The smartest way to plan your trips, redeem points and miles, or select a new travel rewards credit card really depends on your individual travel goals.


Complaint Dismissed Where Hacker-Induced Wire Transactions Authorized by Bank’s Customer

Troutman Sanders

A federal district court in New Jersey recently dismissed a complaint against a bank filed by a commercial customer duped by a business email compromise incident. The case involved four wire transfers totaling $1.4 million dollars.

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N.Y. Enacts Law Banning Colleges From Withholding Transcripts Until Debts are Paid

Account Recovery

The Governor of New York has signed a bill into law that prohibits colleges and universities from withholding transcripts from individuals who owe the schools money, a practice that has been described as “transcript ransoming.”


Sample Letters to Creditors

Better Credit Blog

Repairing your credit could mean writing a lot of letters to creditors and the three credit bureaus — dispute letters, debt validation letters, goodwill letters. And so on. To make writing your letters easier, you can use the links below. Pick the letter you need to write.

What Is a Listing Agent?

Nerd Wallet

A listing agent represents the seller in a real estate transaction. The agent gives advice on pricing the home, handles marketing and showing the property, presents offers from buyers, negotiates on behalf of the seller, and coordinates paperwork and the final steps to closing.


Golf Course seized by Bailiffs due to Unpaid Commercial rent Arrears

UK debt collections

Problems with Unpaid Commercial Rent Arrears have seen Bailiffs seize a scenic golf course. Bailiffs seized the golf course last week in Portishead, Bristol. The land tied in with the golf course, formerly known as ‘Portishead approach gold course’ is owned by North Somerset Council.

Compliance Digest – May 2

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.


What is Debt Consolidation and How Does it Work?

Better Credit Blog

Debt consolidation is when you bundle several debts together into one larger sum and then make a single monthly repayment instead of multiple smaller ones. Consolidating debts with different interest rates and repayment schedules can make it easier to manage your finances.

How to Save Money on Flights

Nerd Wallet

Is it your first time taking to the skies or are you an airline warrior anxious to hop back into that narrow metal tube? Whatever the reason and even though tickets can be expensive, there are ways to save money when booking flights. Here’s a look at how to save money on flights, tips for.