A joint study from the think tank Urban Institute and debt buyer Encore Capital Group released today reported that more than 35 percent of U.S. adults with a credit report have accounts that qualify to be in some stage of the debt collection system. The average balance of those accounts is $5,178.
How can ARM companies know where their market opportunities exist in the five to ten year time range? We all know that credit card debt is slowly recovering from recent lows and student loans are growing at a silly rate. But what about everything else?
Buried in the FTC’s announced settlement with an auto lender last week over debt collection practices was a seemingly new set of standards for debt collectors. The directives addressing FCRA and debt collection compliance suggest regulators are toughening certain standards and, in some cases, creating entirely new standards for certain debt collection activities.
The FTC announced a settlement with a national subprime auto lender and debt buyer/collector that will see the company pay $5.5 million in penalties, refunds, and account adjustments. The charges relate to the firm’s collection practices on its own accounts and loans it was servicing as a third party. Combined with a recent announcement from the CFPB, it could signal increased scrutiny on the auto lending and collection market.
The percentage of Americans with at least one account in the third party debt collection system jumped to 14.3 percent in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Delinquencies for installment and home-related loans fell in last year’s fourth quarter as the economy improved and consumers conscientiously managed their finances, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Thursday announced that the Office of the Attorney General reached an approximately $1.2 million settlement in Jefferson County Circuit Court with Fast Auto Loans Inc. and Virginia Auto Loans Inc.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently reported household credit data for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. It showed modest annual growth in most categories with only student and auto loans gaining significant ground.
Account Control Technology, Inc. (ACT), a national leader in delivering debt management and recovery solutions, is pleased to announce that Michael Magarrell has joined the company as Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Drawing on his more than 27 years of experience in the debt collection industry, Magarrell will lead ACT’s expansion into the auto, financial, […]
BillingTree®, the leader in on-demand payment processing technology, today announced a suite of new solutions that allow auto finance companies to expand mobile payment options to consumers, and to manage and extend customer relationships beyond their initial purchase through digital marketing promotions and value-added customer service.