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10 Ways Payment Reminders Accelerate Your Billing Cycle

PDC Flow

Payment reminders are perhaps the simplest, most flexible solution to reduce routine late (or delinquent) payments. So why aren’t businesses taking full advantage of this simple, easy, effective tactic?

Digital-First Collections Means Thinking Like a Marketer

Fico Collections

As households continuing to grapple with finances, lenders that offer the right combinations of digital-first customer support will experience the benefits, including improved repayments, debt resolution, longer-term customer loyalty and greater market share.

WIP It Good: What Can Work in Progress Tell You About the Future of Your Law Firm?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

‘Work in Progress’ (often abbreviate d to WIP) is a representation of work outstanding for law firm clients. While most lawyers just let it ride, and take it for granted that the work just keeps coming in, and keeps getting done – WIP has some predictive powers that law firms are largely ignoring.

Micro Businesses hit by 60% hike in Late Payments

UK debt collections

New research has revealed late payments are continuing to have a significant impact on UK small businesses – with the smallest businesses being some of the worst hit.

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.

Why You May Need a Certificate of Trust When Selling Real Estate in Michigan

Fraser

A last will and testament and a living trust are two of the most common estate planning methods. A living trust is attractive for many because it provides for an efficient and effective disposition of assets to loved ones, and unlike a will a living trust avoids probate court.

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Bedard Breaks Down Reg F’s Section on Disputes

Account Recovery

If there is one certainty about what is going to happen once Regulation F goes into effect on November 30, it’s that individuals who receive notices from debt collectors are going to dispute more debts.

HMRC facing pressure to improve Debt Collection

UK debt collections

In the latest HMRC update, overdue debt increased to £58 billion – a record-breaking level of debt. Sushil Patel, Director of Restructuring Advisory at Kroll, has explained how this may impact the collection of debt in a period of financial recovery for the UK.

3 Times You Need Money Advice From a Human

Nerd Wallet

You can now manage most aspects of your money without ever consulting another human being. You can budget, borrow, save, invest, buy insurance, prepare your tax return and create a will — among many other tasks — by using apps, websites and software.

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5 Ways to Fight Holiday Shopping Fraud in 2021

Fico Collections

Welcome to the holiday shopping season for 2021, the second impacted by the pandemic. Global Supply chain issues and scenes of countless ships waiting to unload their global cargo have certainly reminded us all of how interconnected we are around the globe.

Complaints Drop, But Lawsuits Rise in October: WebRecon

Account Recovery

Consumers continued to appear to have opposing reactions to their interactions with companies in the accounts receivable management industry in October, with fewer consumers complaining to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but more consumers filing lawsuits, according to data released yesterday by WebRecon.

Tenant Eviction to be suspended over Christmas period

UK debt collections

An announcement is expected to be made advising that Tenant Evictions will be suspended over the Christmas period. It is understood a ‘christmas truce’ will be announced advising that all bailiff enforced evictions will be stopped between December 13th and January the 10th.

Ask a Travel Nerd: How to Avoid the Line at the Airport Bag Check Counter

Nerd Wallet

Air travel during the holidays typically incurs no shortage of lines. Throw in the range of COVID-19 impacts — including more travelers hoping to make up for the past years of lost travel — plus ongoing staff shortages, and you can expect lines to be plentiful.

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Can Debt Collectors Call on Holidays?

Credit Corp

When you’re in debt, getting calls from debt collectors is an unwelcome but common occurrence. But can debt collectors call on holidays?

Judge Partially Grants MSJ for Defendant in Itemized Debt Case

Account Recovery

A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has partially granted and partially denied a defendant’s motion for summary judgment in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act case that may offer a glimpse into how judges are going to address itemized debts once Regulation F goes into effect next week.

Why shop local during the holidays?

Kasasa

As you get your engine started for holiday shopping (or stay in your pajamas prepped for online bargain hunting), you’re no doubt being inundated with suggestions about where to spend your hard-earned dough.

Travel Diaries: How I Paid for a $2,000+ Sports Meet Almost Entirely on Points

Nerd Wallet

Extracurriculars like sports, dance and marching band can be expensive enough given the uniforms, team fees and equipment. Throw in the often-exorbitant cost of traveling to meets and performances, and it’s easy to feel like competing is a massive foul on your bank account. I certainly feel that way.

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Is bankruptcy your fault? The odds say no

Roths Child Law

If you're considering bankruptcy, you may be worried that friends and family members are going to think that it's your fault and blame you for some sort of financial mistake. You may worry about how they're going to see you.

DFPI Issues Draft Rules to License Four New Types of Industries, Including Debt Settlement Providers

Account Recovery

The California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation is seeking comments on a proposed rulemaking that would require four different industries to be registered with the state in order to operate — debt settlement services, student debt relief services, education financing, and wage-based advances.

Blockers to blockchain adoption lift for 65% of financial organisations

On Guard

Four years of data from Visma | Onguard’s Fintech Barometer finds growing confidence in blockchain technology. London, 25 November 2021 – 65% of organisations have either adopted blockchain technology or worked out the first ideas for future adoption in 2021, up from 51% in 2018.

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Cash Advance Apps Can Hurt More Than Help at the Holidays

Nerd Wallet

Cash flow can get tight around the holidays when bills must compete with things like gifts and travel for space in your budget. Paycheck advance apps offer a cash boost. They let you borrow money from your expected earnings for low or no fees, and take repayment from your next paycheck.

Is Rising California Debt Becoming a Problem?

Direct Recovery

According to recent data published by Truth in Accounting , the state of California is currently carrying more than $20,000 in debt for each taxpayer.

Collection Operations Banned From Industry, to Pay $1.2M in Fines

Account Recovery

The Attorney General of New York announced yesterday a settlement with three debt collection companies owned by Andrew Fanelli that will permanently ban them from any future debt collection activities while also paying $1.2

The Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy

Sawin & Shea

If you are facing overwhelming debt, you may feel like you’re drowning and have no options. However, though bankruptcy can seem scary, it is an option and one that can genuinely help you get back on your feet. There are benefits when you file for bankruptcy that protect you.

How Long Will It Take to Pay Off Your MBA Debt?

Nerd Wallet

MBAs are often lauded among the few graduate degrees to consistently pay off, with many Master of Business Administration graduates seeing starting salaries above $100,000.

What to Expect in New York Debt Collection Law in 2022

FFGN COLLECT NY

There are a number of new developments in New York State legislation that will change New York debt collection law and likely impact your receivables and collection claims, and ultimately your bottom line.

Eleventh Circuit Announces Date, Topic for Hunstein Rehearing

Account Recovery

The battle lines have been drawn. When it hears arguments in Hunstein v.

The Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy

Sawin & Shea

If you are facing overwhelming debt, you may feel like you’re drowning and have no options. However, though bankruptcy can seem scary, it is an option and one that can genuinely help you get back on your feet. There are benefits when you file for bankruptcy that protect you.

The Ultimate Guide for Hilton Honors Members in Las Vegas

Nerd Wallet

Las Vegas is renowned for its glamorous entertainment options and broad swath of high-end accommodations. Hilton loyalists can expect to find more than 30 Hilton properties among the hundreds of hotels in the area, which makes finding somewhere to redeem points a breeze.

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Global Standard for Classifying Goods to Change Come January

NACM

Another factor will soon further complicate the global supply chain crisis and international trade—new harmonized system numbers (known as HS codes). HS codes are the global standard for classifying goods in international trade. Starting Jan.

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