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Stephanie Eidelman

CEO
The iA Institute

Stephanie is CEO of The iA Institute, a digital media company that specializes in providing insight and practical information to the complex debt industry. She has grown the company from its beginning as publisher of a daily newsletter (insideARM) to one that influences the industry at the highest level. In addition to publishing insideARM.com, the iA Institute runs the Compliance Professionals Forum (a membership organization that provides context and practical support for day-to-day compliance challenges), and manages the Consumer Relations Consortium (an extremely active group of nearly 30 larger market participants who discuss evolving practices, and regularly engage with consumer advocates and regulators to affect industry rulemaking).

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Student Debt Series from Reveal and Consumer Reports Highlights Disastrous System of Compound Interest

Reveal – from The Center for Investigative Reporting, has produced a series of articles related to student debt. Who got rich off the student debt crisis – A story about how, by privatizing the student loan program, Congress created a profit center for Wall Street and a system of college finance that created a kind […]

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Neustar Announces Intention to Separate into Two Independent Publicly Traded Companies

Last week Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) announced that it will separate into two independent and publicly traded companies. One company will consist of the majority of Neustar’s Information Services, while the other will focus on providing Order Management & Numbering Services, including NPAC (Number Portability Administration Center).  Lisa Hook, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of […]

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The FTC Continues to Pursue True “Robocallers”

According to a release published yesterday, The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General have charged a web of related defendants based in Orlando with bombarding consumers with illegal robocalls in an attempt to sell them bogus credit-card interest rate reduction and debt relief services. In all, the complaint alleges the defendants’ robocall […]

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New Credit Bureau Reporting Requirements for Debt Collection Agencies and Debt Buyers Become Effective This Week

New mandatory credit bureau reporting process changes that had been announced earlier this year will become effective this Wednesday, June 15.  The three major credit bureaus issued a memo in March, stating that the purpose is to provide consumers more transparency. The bureaus established the plan in conjunction with several states’ Attorneys General. New requirements […]

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Wells Fargo Exec Singled Out by CFPB Says He Accepted Settlement Because He Couldn’t Afford to Fight the Agency

Late last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it had taken action against a former Wells Fargo employee for an illegal mortgage fee-shifting scheme. The CFPB found that David Eghbali referred a substantial number of loan closings to a single escrow company, which shifted its fees from some customers to others at Eghbali’s […]