May, 2022

The Monetization Of Intellectual Property In Bankruptcy And Restructuring

In the Red

ABI Panel. Last month I had the honor of speaking on a panel at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2022 Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. The topic of our panel was the Monetization of Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy and Restructuring.

Business CCJs in Scotland rise by 52%

UK debt collections

Business CCJs in Scotland saw a fifty two per cent (52%) increase in decrees and judgments against them in the first quarter of 2022. This huge rise is in comparison with the same period last year, 2021. The total value of these judgments also rose by a massive 269%.


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Kasasa Cash® and Kasasa Saver®: Putting your money to work for you


You probably don't give much thought to the wizardry of your bank or credit union until you need them to help you solve one of life's little hiccups.

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Over ‘This is an Attempt to Collect’ Disclosure in Statement

Account Recovery

This is one of those cases where I am going to remind everyone that I am not a lawyer and I could be completely off-base, but as I read this ruling, I thought it offered an interesting lesson that putting the mini-Miranda on every communication might not be the best idea.

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.

Hero’s Journey: Law Firm Intake, Part 2 – Advance

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

In the last piece in this short series, we discussed how important it is for law firms to be focused on engaging potential clients.

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Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency Abandons Plan to Allow Hemp to be Synthetically Converted to THC


Citing safety concerns and the lack of scientific and public health data, on April 15, 2022, the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) dropped its plan to allow hemp to be synthetically converted to THC.


Small Business late payment rising due to cost of living increase

UK debt collections

Nearly a quarter (24%) of small businesses and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have seen a rise in the number of late payments. The late payment problem has increased since the cost of living has gone up claims new research.

FAQ: What is a Kasasa Saver® account?


We offer a lot of tips to save money , but one of the best and easiest ways to save more is to open an account that makes saving automatic. Rewards Banking Banking

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Appeals Court Affirms Ruling for Legal Collector Sued for Age Discrimination

Account Recovery

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.

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.

3 things to know about writs of execution in Massachusetts

Collections Law

When someone owes you money, the law provides several ways for you to collect on the debt. A court may issue you a writ of execution to allow you to collect certain property from your debtor in order to satisfy the debt. At Law Offices of Alan M.

How Long Do Hard Inquiries Stay on Your Credit Report?

Better Credit Blog

There are several important things to understand about hard credit inquiries and how they affect your credit. The following topics should help you better understand how credit inquiries work, how they can lower your credit score, and what you can do about inaccurate hard inquiries.

Late payment contributing to Small Business Owners mental health decline

UK debt collections

The impact of increased late payment, business impacts of the covid pandemic and lockdowns have impacted on the mental health of Small Business owners according to FSB findings.

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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Panel Talks About How to Deal With Consumer Complaints

Account Recovery

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

Does Leadership Influence Client Satisfaction?

Enterprise Recovery

Businesses often tout that they are "customer-focused" but in fact, they may only be focusing on what they assume the customer wants. Unless they're really taking the pulse of those they serve, through surveys and communication, the business may be more internally focused than keeping clients happy.


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.

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.

Is a big bank really more secure?


From SUVs to soft drink sizes, burgers to investment portfolios, the “bigger is better” mentality is widespread in the U.S.

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CFPB Issues Rule Giving States More Authority to Enforce Federal Laws, Including FDCPA

Account Recovery

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday opened the door for states to take more regulatory and enforcement actions against financial services companies, including those in the accounts receivable management industry, issuing an interpretive rule that certifies that states can enforce the Consumer Financial Protection Act.

CFPB and New York Attorney General Shut Down Debt Collection Ring

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in partnership with the New York Attorney General, filed a proposed stipulated judgment in federal court to settle its case against a debt collection enterprise and its owners and managers.

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.


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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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.

Great communication earns trust as a debt collector

American Profit

By Georgia: As a debt collector, I look forward to coming to work every day. Yes, you read that correctly. Admittedly, before working here, I would never have thought I’d think that.

Getting to Know Amy Kennedy of The Intelitech Group

Account Recovery

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation is helping to shape the future of accounts receivable management.

CFPB Releases Report on Mortgage Servicing Metrics

Consumer Finance

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report examining mortgage servicers’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dealing With Death? There’s an App for That

Nerd Wallet

Before the pandemic, entrepreneurs Liz Eddy and Alyssa Ruderman had trouble getting venture capitalists to invest in their end-of-life planning app Lantern. Potential business partners were skeptical as well. “We