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Appeals Court Affirms Ruling in FCRA Case Over Dispute Investigation

Account Recovery

If two consumers dispute a debt and the furnisher submits corrections to how the debt is being furnished, how can the consumers claim the investigation that was conducted was unreasonable? They can’t, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled, affirming a lower court’s ruling.

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Ethical Collection Techniques For Recovering Late Payments

Enterprise Recovery

In today's competitive business landscape, it's important to manage late payments while upholding positive client relationships. Use the following techniques to navigate the delicate balance of recovering outstanding debts while maintaining trust and loyalty with your clients. Discover ethical collection practices to help recover late payments while maintaining positive client relationships.

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CFPB Takes Action to Stop Illegal Junk Fees in Mortgage Servicing

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an edition of Supervisory Highlights describing the agency’s actions to combat junk fees charged by mortgage servicers.

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Unleash the power of Rule 69 to help you collect on your judgment

Collections Law

Winning a judgment from the court might feel like a victory, but getting paid might be a whole new battle that you and your company were not expecting. At Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen & Associates LLC, our Massachusetts commercial collections attorneys have over 50 years of experience in aggressive, relentless, effective and commercial debt collection including but not limited to judgment enforcement and domestication.

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How Collection Agencies Minimize Effort and Maximize Results with the Right Software

Navigating collections in the dynamic financial landscape presents multifaceted challenges. Organizations face pressures to maintain standards alongside software challenges like regulatory adaptations, data integration, security, workflow optimization, and automation. Finding the right software can save time and money. BEAM offers a comprehensive solution with specialized modules to streamline debt collection effortlessly.

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Suit Accuses Collector of Communicating in Different Channel After Receiving Refusal to Pay

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. Protect your company from as many as one in three new consumer lawsuits by scrubbing your consumers through WebRecon first. Want to learn more?

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CFPB Toma Acciones para Detener el Cobro de Tarifas Inesperadas en la Administración de Hipotecas

Consumer Finance

CFPB publica una edición de su Reporte de Supervisión descibriendo sus acciones para combatir tarifas inesperadas cobradas por administradores de hipotecas.

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What Is a 1099-C Form and How Does It Affect Your Credit?

Credit Corp

Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and how the product appears on a page. However, this does not influence our evaluations. A 1099-c cancellation of debt form is issued when a lender forgives or cancels a debt. The 1099 c form helps the IRS account for canceled debts from the previous tax year.

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Bankruptcy Filings See Notable Increase in 2024

Account Recovery

Bankruptcy filings across the United States have shown a significant increase, rising by 16% during the 12-month period ending March 31, according to data released yesterday by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

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English Football Legend banned from being a Company Director

UK debt collections

John Barnes, the former England and Liverpool footballer, has been banned as a company director after his business failed to pay tens of thousands of pounds in tax. John Barnes Media Limited failed to pay more than £190,000 in corporation tax and VAT between 2018 and 2020, it was revealed following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. HMRC was the firm’s only known creditor when it ceased trading.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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A Contractor’s Perspective on the Initial Decision Maker in Construction Contracts

Jimerson Firm

In the ever-evolving realm of construction contracts, navigating the contractual dispute resolution procedures can pose significant challenges for contractors. Since the 2007 revision to AIA contract forms, the so-called Initial Decision Maker (IDM) process has become more common and is presenting new challenges for contractors. Thus, a basic understanding of the IDM process is essential for contractors seeking to navigate these complexities.

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Statement of CFPB Director Rohit Chopra, Member, FDIC Board of Directors, on Reviewing Investments in and Takeovers of Banks

Consumer Finance

As Americans suddenly realized they could not withdraw their funds from Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX in November 2022, they wondered whether they would ever get their money back. In FTX’s bankruptcy filing was an unusual item: a deposit account held by FTX worth roughly $50 million at Farmington State Bank.

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Appeals Court Side-Steps Chance to Create Bright-Line Rule on FCRA Claims, But Still Affirms Ruling for Defendant

Account Recovery

The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit yesterday issued a ruling in a long-awaited Fair Credit Reporting Act reasonable investigation case, but side-stepped the issue that everyone was hoping it would decide, instead affirming the District Court’s ruling in favor of the defendant, but for an entirely different reason.

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Statement of Affairs: Its Role In Insolvency Proceedings

Hudson Weir

A company’s Statement of Affairs is a detailed overview of its financial position, required for several different types of formal insolvency proceedings. But the reasons for preparing this document – and what happens afterwards – differ slightly depending on which insolvency procedure the company enters into. In all circumstances, for the best outcome, company directors should formally instruct a licensed and experienced insolvency practitioner to start and oversee the process.

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When It Comes to Collections Software, “Good Enough” Isn’t Good Enough

Are you finding some snags in your collections process? With delinquencies, and the number of consumers looking for payment assistance on the rise, it may be time to consider an efficient cloud-based software to support your team. Learn how MeridianLink® Collect has helped financial institutions like yours streamline collections processes.

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What Is a Nest Egg and What Are the Best Ways to Save?

Credit Corp

A nest egg is a substantial amount of money that you save for a specific purpose. Savings accounts, investment accounts and working financial professionals can help you grow your nest egg. A nest egg is a fund that you set aside for a specific purpose. Nest eggs can be large sums of cash that you store in a safe, retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs, or investments like index funds and government bonds.

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Federal Trade Commission Declares Non-Compete Agreements to be Unenforceable Unfair Competition

Price Meese

Federal Trade Commission Declares Non-Compete Agreements to be Unenforceable Unfair Competition On April 24, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission issued its “Non-Compete Clause Final Rule” (the “Rule”). [1] The Rule declares that non-compete agreements will be a form of unfair competition in all states. A non-compete agreement is defined as a term of an agreement or policy of employment that would interfere with an employee’s seeking or accepting work with any other employer, or operating any kin

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Daily Digest – April 26. Suit Accuses Collector of Communicating in Different Channel After Receiving Refusal to Pay; Appeals Court Affirms Ruling for Defendant

Account Recovery

Suit Accuses Collector of Communicating in Different Channel After Receiving Refusal to Pay Appeals Court Side-Steps Chance to Create Bright-Line Rule on FCRA Claims, But Still Affirms Ruling for Defendant FTC Sues Payments Company For Charging Consumers Millions of Dollars in Junk Fees Bankruptcy Filings See Notable Increase in 2024 WORTH NOTING: The World Health […]

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Loan Origination Definition, Process, Examples

Qualco

NPL Management: A 5-Step Roadmap to Strategic Success is the latest e-Guide to be published by Qualco UK. You can view it here. In today's regulatory environment, when it comes to collecting overdue accounts, the clear, overarching message is that the customer must be treated fairly and ethically. However, in a small number of credit businesses, the right strategies for systems and people have not been set.

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10 Ways to Improve Payment Collections with Salesforce

For finance teams using Salesforce’s powerful CRM technology, automation can transform accounts receivable processes, driving efficiency and delivering measurable results like cost savings, reduced customer churn, and lower DSO.

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How Medical Debt Can Impact Your Credit Score

Credit Corp

Medical debt can negatively impact your credit score by increasing your credit utilization ratio. Or, if you don’t pay off the debt, by being listed as a charge-off or an item in collections on your credit reports. Medical debt can have a direct impact on your credit score in a few different ways. How it will affect your credit score will depend on a few different factors, like: Where you check your credit score How much medical debt you have How long you’ve had that medical debt If you’ve fully

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Acquiring a Judgment Debtor’s Interest in an LLC

FFGN COLLECT NY

New York debt collection laws allow judgment creditors many ways to collect from debtors. One option available is to take over or “charge” a judgment debtor’s interest in an LLC or limited liability company. An LLC is a separate entity that offers personal liability to each of the shareholders or stockholders. An individual and/or corporation may have an interest in an LLC, and that interest is fair game when it comes to judgment enforcement in New York.

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Daily Digest – April 25. Getting to Know Jessica Kagansky of Crown Asset Management; Appeals Court Affirms Ruling in FCRA Case Over Dispute Investigation

Account Recovery

Getting to Know Jessica Kagansky of Crown Asset Management Appeals Court Affirms Ruling in FCRA Case Over Dispute Investigation CFPB Publishes Supervisory Highlights on Mortgage Servicer Issues DFPI Fines Student Loan Servicer for Delivering Report 17 Days Late State Collection Service Achieves HITRUST Risk-Based, 2-year Certification WORTH NOTING: Animals get stressed during eclipses, it turns […]

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Why creditors should know what it means to “pierce the corporate veil”

Collections Law

On occasion, a corporation may appear destitute, even defaulting on its financial responsibilities and unable to satisfy its debts. Meanwhile, its shareholders or business owners appear flush with cash. This scenario can be frustrating to a debtor. When it seems as though an individual is hiding behind the corporate structure of their company, it is understandably infuriating.

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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®

Niche markets represent a huge opportunity for the financial services industry in America. From college students and women to communities of color and low-to-moderate-income households, niche populations have specialized financial needs – but they often underutilize many valuable financial products and services. How can you better connect with these consumers?

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Do Debt Collection Agencies Work With Small Businesses?

JMA

Many Australian small businesses face a common challenge: recovering outstanding invoices. Chasing overdue payments can be a time-consuming and stressful burden, while the traditional debt collection process can be lengthy and yield uncertain results. This is where debt collection agencies like JMA Credit Control come in. We specialise in working with small businesses across Australia, Read more » The post Do Debt Collection Agencies Work With Small Businesses?

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April 2024 – The Power of Positivity

Jimerson Firm

Featured in the April 2024 Issue: Partner’s Perspective: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in the Workplace “In our fast-paced world, filled with ambitious goals and grand aspirations, it is easy to overlook the significance of small victories. However, there is a profound impact that celebrating small wins can have on our overall sense of positivity and well-being. “ Blog Highlights Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz READ NEWSLETTER The post April 2024 &

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Daily Digest – April 24. Judge Remands Collection Lawsuit Back to State Court; FTC Enacts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Account Recovery

Judge Remands Collection Lawsuit Back to State Court FTC Enacts Ban on Noncompete Clauses Walmart-Backed Fintech Starts Offering BNPL Services 25 Companies Seeking Collection Talent Attorney Issa K.

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Apparel retailer Express files for US bankruptcy protection, to close over 100 stores

Collection Industry News

April 22 (Reuters) – Fashion retailer Express Inc (EXPR.PK), opens new tab has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States and intends to close more than 100 stores, it said on Monday. The retailer whose portfolio includes brands such as Express, Bonobos and UpWest Express, listed assets and liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion, according to a filing with the bankruptcy court in Delaware.

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ERM Program Fundamentals for Success in the Banking Industry

Speaker: William Hord, Senior VP of Risk & Professional Services

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is critical for industry growth in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing risk landscape. When building your ERM program foundation, you need to answer questions like: Do we have robust board and management support? Do we understand and articulate our bank’s risk appetite and how that impacts our business units? How are we measuring and rating our risk impact, likelihood, and controls to mitigate our risk?