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The Nice and Naughty List: How to Pick New Software

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Selecting new law firm software can be a daunting prospect. There are so many options, that attorneys are often waylaid by a paralysis of analysis, and then don’t end up making any positive changes at all.

Number of Insolvent Businesses rises in September

UK debt collections

The number of businesses in England and Wales that went bust last month was the largest since the pandemic began. The latest Insolvency Service data shows that 1,446 company insolvencies were registered last month. Business insolvencies have increased by 7.2%

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Ten important facts about debt

Kasasa

Americans are anchored by credit-card debt. Despite the drop in credit card debt in 2020, the average American household holds nearly $90,500 in total loan debt.

How can a mechanic’s lien help an architect?

Collections Law

As an architect, you take pride in your work and when you deliver your product to a customer, you expect to get paid. What can you do if they don’t pay you as agreed, even though you have already done the work?

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.

Which Funds Are Exempt From Judgment Enforcement?

FFGN COLLECT NY

When considering what funds are exempt from judgment enforcement and the reach of judgment creditors, New York and the federal government draw a line between enforcing judgments against consumers and enforcing judgments against commercial entities.

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Getting to Know Patricia Cobb of Ability Recovery 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 are the Types of Damages a Property Owner Can Recover for Construction Defects?

Jimerson Firm

When a property owner experiences construction defects in their property, one of the important considerations as to whether or not to pursue a construction defect lawsuit is what types of damages may be available to remedy the defects.

Fourth year at American Profit Recovery…here I come…

American Profit

By Sabrine: I am approaching my fourth year here at American Profit Recovery. The time here flew by, and I am in awe that I have been here for as long as I have. Loyalty as well as being tenured at jobs growing up has been the norm for me prior to graduating college.

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Cryptocurrency

Nerd Wallet

Cryptocurrency, once an obscure corner of the financial world, is going mainstream. It made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 19 in a ProShares exchange-traded fund tied to bitcoin futures. Artists are making millions selling “tokenized” digital works.

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FCC Proposes Rule to Block Robotexts

Account Recovery

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a rule that would explore ways to require wireless carriers to block illegal text messages, similar to what the agency has done to combat illegal robocalls.

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PDCflow Celebrates 18 Years of Growth, Change, and Serving Customers

PDC Flow

2021 has been a year of growth and change for nearly every business. PDCflow is no different. Our team has worked hard to envision the future we want for our customers, the services we want to provide and the values we hold as a company.

CFPB Penalizes JPay for Siphoning Taxpayer-Funded Benefits Intended to Help People Re-enter Society After Incarceration

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action against the prison financial services company JPay for violating the Consumer Financial Protection Act by charging consumers fees to access their own money on prepaid debit cards that consumers were forced to use. Press release

PPP Is Gone, But Government Help for Small Businesses Isn’t

Nerd Wallet

The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

FFAM360 Continues Annual Support of Breast Cancer Research

Account Recovery

The First Financial Asset Management (FFAM360) family of companies, a world-class organization providing revenue-centric solutions to specifically address all phases of the credit and revenue lifecycle, is continuing its annual breast cancer fundraising campaign throughout October.

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Unqualified “Cares” Act Funds Can’t Be Used To Pay Creditors

PBWT

Bankruptcy Judge Craig A. Gargotta rejected a debtor’s attempt to use “CARES Act” funds, which it did not actually qualify for, to pay creditors in its chapter 11 case.

CFPB, DOJ and OCC Take Action Against Trustmark National Bank for Deliberate Discrimination Against Black and Hispanic Families

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), in cooperation with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), took action today to put an end to alleged redlining by Trustmark National Bank. Press release

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How to Vet Holiday Deals and Avoid Scams

Nerd Wallet

Supply chain issues, shipping delays and lingering fears from the pandemic have injected a heightened level of stress and scarcity into this year’s holiday shopping season. That could lead some consumers to fall for scam deals or buy products that aren’t quite what they expected.

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Daily Digest – October 20. Bedard Breaks Down Optional Disclosures; Judge Grants MTD Over Settlement Language

Account Recovery

BEDARD BREAKS DOWN MODEL NOTICE’S OPTIONAL DISCLOSURES In the latest episode of “You Wanted a Rule, You Got a Rule,” John Bedard of Bedard Law Group discusses some of the optional disclosures collectors may choose to include in the validation notices they send to individuals.

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New to Credit Cards? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Debt Guru

Did you just open your first credit card account? Congratulations! There’s a lot to know about savvy credit card use. Unfortunately, the best place to learn what you need to know so you can protect your financial future isn’t always your credit card company.

Remarks of Director Rohit Chopra at a Joint DOJ, CFPB, and OCC Press Conference on the Trustmark National Bank Enforcement Action

Consumer Finance

Director Rohit Chopra remarks at the joint DOJ, CFPB, and OCC press conference on the Trustmark National Bank enforcement action. Speech Discrimination Fair lending Redlining Enforcement

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3 Free Ways to Run Your Business More Smoothly

Nerd Wallet

Owning a business is a multifaceted challenge. You’re responsible for keeping your clients happy and your employees motivated. Plus, you also need to protect your revenue while simultaneously covering payroll and other business expenses.

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Guilty Plea For Defendant Accused in $150M Payment Processing Scheme

Account Recovery

A Florida man is facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection to a $150 million payment processing scheme that included facilitating payments for debt collectors.

Expanding digital transformation initiatives spark fintech revolution

On Guard

Short to medium-term digital strategies double to 35% among financial organisations. London, UK, 21 October 2021 – Despite the turbulence of the last year, UK businesses continue to make positive strides towards technological innovation.

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CFPB Orders Tech Giants to Turn Over Information on their Payment System Plans

Consumer Finance

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a series of orders to collect information on the business practices of large technology companies operating payments systems in the United States. The information will help the CFPB better understand how these firms use personal payments data and manage data access to users so the Bureau can ensure adequate consumer protection. Press release Financial service providers Data

5 Car-Buying Mistakes to Avoid in Today’s Overheated Market

Nerd Wallet

If you’re shopping for a new or used car in today’s overheated market, you’ll find that the game has changed. A variety of conditions have seemingly given sellers the upper hand.

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CFPB Launches Investigation into How Tech ‘Giants’ Use Payment Info

Account Recovery

If you have ever watched a movie where someone goes to jail, the advice that the person usually receives is to fight the biggest inmate on the first day, to show you mean business and that you’re tough.

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Streamlining Operations: How Medical Practices are Staying In Business

Nexa Collect

Medical practices are facing an uncertain future – at least financially.

Why — and when — to refinance your auto loan

Kasasa

Lots of us get into bad auto loans, due to lack of experience, unfortunate circumstances, or a combination of both.

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How to Get the Best Walmart Black Friday 2021 Deals

Nerd Wallet

NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov.