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Mike Bevel

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insideARM.com

Mike Bevel is an Editor for insideARM.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @MikeBevel_iA. You can also email him about Charles Dickens, Shannen Doherty, Angela Lansbury, and "Murder, She Wrote." He lives, laughs, and loves in Rockville, Maryland. He is terrified of whales.

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Kaulkin Ginsberg’s 2016 Financial Services Market Intelligence Series Executive Summary

This four-part market intelligence series provides accounts receivable management executives with an in-depth analysis of the financial services industry. For the purposes of our analysis, Kaulkin Ginsberg defines the financial services industry as all Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC) insured entities. As a result, credit unions are excluded from this report. This is a highly-regulated […]

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Colorado FDCPA Preparing for Sunset Review

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies is performing a “sunset review” of Colorado’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The Colorado General Assembly sets specific dates that a particular agency, board, or, in this case, function of government will terminate unless the legislature passes new legislation to continue. A  sunset review will generally question the need for regulation […]

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Convenience Fees: Potential for Mischief?

Two attorneys — one for collections, one for consumers — talk through urgency channels, convenience fees, and due dates. It’s another example of how language that, on the surface, seems helpful and clarifying for a collection agency, can also be seen as deceptive, by a consumer attorney, to the Least Sophisticated Consumer.

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Supreme Court Sides with Consumer on TCPA Case Campbell-Ewald v Gomez in 6-3 Decision

In a 6-3 “no” for the industry, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, in her majority opinion, writes, “Campbell’s settlement bid and Rule 68 offer of judgment, once rejected, had no continuing efficacy. Absent Gomez’s acceptance, Campbell’s settlement offer remained only a proposal, binding neither Campbell nor Gomez. Having rejected Campbell’s settlement bid, and given Campbell’scontinuing denial of liability, Gomez gained no entitlement to the relief Campbell previously offered.”

Time Warner Offers “Nomorobo” — a System That Blocks Robo- and Telemarketing Calls

Technology options like this were mentioned back in June, when the FCC held its mid-year TCPA clarification hearing. Several commissioners described the technology as a consumer-friendly way to escape the perceived constant pressure of intrusive calls. But is it possible this technology can do more harm for consumers and their financial health than good?