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It’s Not Just Regulators Who Expect You To Audit for Compliance Your clients are expecting you to conduct various audits of your processes and procedures. An internal audit program is the firewall between your agency’s operations and potential non-compliant actions. But what exactly is an internal audit? And what are some best practices to consider […]
The New York Superintendent of Financial Services has released a 16-question FAQ to aid debt collectors, including third-party debt collectors and debt buyers, in adhering to 23 NYCRR 1, a regulation that reforms New York’s debt collection practices.
The Compliance Professionals Forum is holding its first of a series of regional in-person meetings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on 13 March 2015. The event is from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Eastern, and will be a sales-free way for compliance professionals — and those simply tasked with compliance-related jobs — to meet and […]
“This case…goes beyond anything that the Court has seen. It represents a deliberate and transparent attempt by a sophisticated debtor to entrap a collection company into a technical violation. Even more problematically, plaintiff chose to bring this action even though there is a tape recording showing that the attempt at entrapment utterly failed.” — Judge Brian M. Cogan
The largest challenge to successful collection efforts today is outbound communications compliance. With many rules to follow, and requirements continually evolving, staying on top of the myriad pieces, components, and pitfalls can take an extraordinary amount of time.
Intelligent communications and customer self-serve, according to FICO, help you scale the shifting economic, regulatory and social environment. In today’s dynamic collections environment, traditional approaches are less and less effective. New techniques—like self-serve ways for customers to resolve delinquencies from their mobile phone—produce higher ROI for collections time, effort and expense. This whitepaper covers five […]
Have you guys had a chance to read over the recent Douglass v. Convergent decision? It’s the case where a consumer complained that the account number was visible through the envelope window. We’re asking you to weigh in with your thoughts on the decision in this week’s poll. Additionally, if you’re looking for specific operational […]
LAS VEGAS — During the panel discussion on Impacts of Regulations, Greg Nodler, an enforcement attorney for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, suggested that those in the debt industry should spend some time making themselves acquainted with three CFPB Bulletins: CFPB Bulletin 2013-08 (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Dodd-Frank Act) Date: July 10, […]
At a collection conference in Las Vegas, regulators shared some insight into how they view out-of-statute debt. They called for fuller disclosures to consumers, both on legal action (agencies can’t take any) and responsibility to pay (the consumer, in an out-of-stat-debt situation, has none). Will the insight make it into the Policies and Procedures of collection agencies, though?
An increasing percentage of people with medical insurance are having difficulty paying medical bills. With growing debt and rising costs, healthcare providers and medical debt collectors are turning to statistical modeling to develop a more targeted and effective patient friendly collections strategy. Download this white paper to learn how statistical models can help you identify which accounts have the highest propensity to pay, helping you make the collections process more efficient and effective leading to cost reductions and increased liquidations.