2024

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Supreme Court Says CFPB Funding Structure is Constitutional

Account Recovery

The Supreme Court ruled today that the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional and does not need to change. Had the ruling gone the other way, there was the possibility that the CFPB could have been de-funded.

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Understanding realities-why consumers struggle to pay on time

American Profit Recovery

There are numerous legitimate reasons why a consumer might struggle to pay your business on time, or at all and many of them stem from financial difficulties. As business owners, executives and others keeping an eye on the bottom line, you may get angry because some customers have not paid your business and you’re left wondering why. However, as we indicate here, many circumstances limit a consumer’s ability to pay your business, and they should be considered.

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The ROI of Outsourcing Your Accounts Receivable

Enterprise Recovery

Outsourcing accounts receivable and collections is a strategic decision that can benefit businesses. By partnering with a collection agency, businesses can offload the time-consuming task of chasing unpaid invoices, allowing them to focus on their core operations. Discover the financial benefits of outsourcing your accounts receivable and how it can positively impact your business's bottom line.

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Statement on Supreme Court Decision in CFPB v. CFSA

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in CFPB v. Community Financial Services Association of America.

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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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A Bright Future for Baby Bonds

Prosperity Now

In January 2022, Prosperity Now and the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at the New School collaborated on the first paper to outline the essential elements of state and local level Baby Bonds policies. Since then, Baby Bonds have launched in Connecticut and become a hot policy topic from the halls of legislatures to the offices of state treasurers across the US.

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Settlement Agreements Binding Without Signature

Jimerson Firm

The ultimate test of a binding settlement agreement is whether the parties to the agreement have a “meeting of the minds,” which is a mutual understanding of the essential terms of the agreement. At least one court in Florida has now ruled emails between attorneys can constitute an enforceable settlement agreement if the parties’ counsel had clear and unequivocal authority from the client to settle the case and correspondence between the parties’ attorneys showed that no essential terms of

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The Role of Collection Agencies in Business Debt Recovery

Optio Solutions

Compliance and Brand Protection: A Moving Target Reputable collection agencies specialize in navigating the ever-changing landscape of debt collection regulations. While the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) sets a national baseline, many states have additional regulations that can be complex and constantly evolving. Keeping up with these changes internally can be a significant burden… The post The Role of Collection Agencies in Business Debt Recovery appeared first on Optio.

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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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Arrear View Mirror: How to Collect More Money in Your Law Firm

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Law firms usually collect money in arrears, ie – we’ve done the work, now kindly pay us. Most often, that payment is collected via a standard invoicing process. A bill is sent to the client; then, the firm waits to get paid. And waits. And waits. That’s because the way that attorneys have always managed the process has placed the control of the situation exclusively in the hands of their clients.

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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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CNN interviewed Jocelyn Nager New York Debt Collection Lawyer

FFGN COLLECT NY

CNN reporter Fredericka Whitfield interviewed Jocelyn Nager, President of Frank, Frank, Goldstein & Nager. At the time of the interview, Press had indicated that it may not be possible for the former President to bond the State’s almost Five Hundred-Million-dollar ($500,000,000.00) judgment. If the bond cannot be posted and execution of the judgment is not stayed, the judgment can be enforced here in New York and elsewhere.

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Getting to Know Melissa Plunkey of L J Ross Associates

Account Recovery

I am thrilled to announce that the Getting to Know series will be sponsored by TEC Services Group in 2024. TEC Services Group is the leading technology and professional services firm in the credit collections industry offering both leading industry solutions along with unrivaled, unbiased, and experienced support.

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Overcoming common debt collection challenges for your small business

American Profit Recovery

Every size business, whether a small business or a larger organization will have to manage late and non-paying customers. It’s just a reality of being in business and part of the accounts receivable process. Not every customer is going to pay their bills on time. That would be nice, but it just doesn’t happen for a wide range of reasons.

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Preparing Your Business For A Debt Collection Agency

Enterprise Recovery

Is your business struggling with unpaid invoices or clients not paying on time? Many companies often turn to professional debt collection agencies for assistance when this happens. Before you hand over your delinquent accounts to a collection agency, it's important to understand their role and how they can help your business. Learn how to effectively prepare your business for working with a debt collection agency to recover outstanding payments.

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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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CFPB Takes Action to Ensure Consumers Can Dispute Charges and Obtain Refunds on Buy Now, Pay Later Loans

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued an interpretive rule that confirms that Buy Now, Pay Later lenders are credit card providers.

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Unexpected medical costs can lead to a need for bankruptcy

Roths Child Law

Some people think of their health insurance as an assurance that they won’t ever have to face exorbitant medical care expenses. Unfortunately, catastrophic health conditions can quickly result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses, even for those who have insurance. People who are facing healthcare costs that are so high they can’t conceivably pay their bills may realize they have to do something before they drown in debt.

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How to Fix Your Credit in 5 Steps

Credit Corp

Whether you realize it or not, your credit score can have a significant impact on your life. It can determine whether you can buy a home, get an auto loan, secure an apartment, and, in some cases, land a job. If your credit is anything less than stellar, you may need to ask yourself, “Is it time to fix my credit?” In this post, we’ll cover five of the best ways to fix your credit: Get a copies of your credit report Address any errors on your credit report s Protect and nurture your credit

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New Options for Pursuing Judgment Liens in Florida

Jimerson Firm

Collecting on Judgment Liens in Florida Acquiring a money judgment through the litigation process in the State of Florida can be tough, arduous, and expensive. When a court enters a civil money judgment, it creates a judgment debtor and a judgment creditor. If the judgment debtor fails or refuses to pay the amount of the judgment, the judgment creditor may elect to use statutory collection methods to partially or fully satisfy the judgment.

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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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Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Have Expanded Class Actions

Troutman Sanders

On March 14, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin vetoed House Bill (HB) 418 that would have created a vehicle for class actions in Virginia state courts and would have broadened statutory damages under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA). The bill could still become law if two thirds of both chambers vote to override Youngkin’s veto, but the bill originally passed the House with only 51 “Yes” votes to 49 “No,” and passed the Senate 21 to 18.

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Digital-First Debt Collection Delivers 35% Liquidation Increase for Leading Telecoms

True Accord

Telecom Industry Evolves, But Call-and-Collect Can’t Keep Up The telecommunications industry has evolved hand-in-hand with most consumer communication preferences throughout the decades. From the last remaining landlines to mobile and internet services, it’s challenging to find a consumer that doesn’t subscribe to a Telecom service. Yet while Telecoms enable customers to communicate and access products and services via digital channels wherever they go, the industry’s own methodology for communi

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Building Successful Collections Teams: Strategies for Recruitment and Growth

Qualco

By George Fertakis , Senior Business Consultant at QUALCO. In our recent study on the collections sector conducted in partnership with Deloitte France, difficulty in finding the right staff emerged as a key challenge for respondents, both among those managing Banks’ collections departments and those overseeing servicing operations. This seems to be a recurring theme.

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Solicitor fined due to Invoice late payment

UK debt collections

A solicitor has been fined more than £1,000 due to invoice late payment. It was found that the solicitor failed to pay an invoice for legal fees within a reasonable time frame. James Lothian Brunton also failed to cooperate with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) investigation into his failure to perform an undertaking to Matthew Waite & Co.

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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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Are the Dominos About to Start Falling?

Account Recovery

I came across a trio of articles recently that seem to overlap and connect with one another. The articles paint a picture for the economy and the accounts receivable management industry while also providing context about a hot-button topic — credit reporting.

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Your business went to small claims court-Now what?

American Profit Recovery

Many organizations and commonly small businesses will attempt to get customers to pay on outstanding invoices through various methods. However, for a wide range of reasons, small businesses can struggle to get timely payments, which ultimately affects cash flow. One method that many small businesses have employed over the years is taking customers to small claims court.

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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 Bans Excessive Credit Card Late Fees, Lowers Typical Fee from $32 to $8

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ) finalized a rule today to cut excessive credit card late fees by closing a loophole exploited by large card issuers.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

A well-defined change management process is critical to minimizing the impact that change has on your organization. Leveraging the data that your ERM program already contains is an effective way to help create and manage the overall change management process within your organization. Your ERM program generally assesses and maintains detailed information related to strategy, operations, and the remediation plans needed to mitigate the impact on the organization.