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Commercial Debt Collection

Commercial debt collection is the practice of targeting businesses for debt repayment as opposed to consumers. While consumer debt collection is much more prominent on a volume basis, the large balances often associated with commercial receivables has fostered a robust sector in the ARM industry.


Illinois Bill Provides Welcome Fix to Illinois Collection Agency Act

A recent Illinois bill provides a welcome fix to the Illinois Collection Agency Act (ICAA). The legislation, SB 1369, corrects amendments made to the ICAA this past August.  Those amendments potentially expanded sections of the ICAA to commercial debt and would require disclosures contrary to (and possibly in violation of) the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The […]


Texas-Based Commerical Debt Collector Faces Penalty and Consent Order From Minnesota

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced yesterday that a Texas-based debt collection company is facing a $500,000 penalty and a consent order that requires the company to change its ways, including rewriting its collection manual and retraining its employees. The financial penalty is the largest ever imposed on a debt collection agency by the Minnesota […]

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Robert Bernstein Named President Of The Commercial Law League of America

The Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) is pleased to announce that Robert S. Bernstein, of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., in Pittsburgh, PA, will serve as its 2015-2016 Board of Governors president. This makes Bernstein the only two-term president other than the group’s founder, William Sprague, in 1896. Since joining the CLLA in 1975, Bernstein has held […]


Collection Industry Gets Some Positive Attention in Media this Week

The ARM industry is used to bad news and negative media attention. But this week, there were a couple articles run in prominent media that cast the industry in a positive light. The first was a nice local profile of a collection agency and the second featured a defense of private collectors on the Department of Education’s student loan collection contract.


Altus Adds Trade Data Reporting to Suite of Services

Altus Global Trade Solutions (Altus GTS), a full service accounts receivable management agency, has launched its new Trade Data Reporting service. Clients can now report their customers’ payment activity to the three major commercial credit bureaus, Dun & Bradstreet, Experian and Equifax, through Altus’ easy-to-use online portal. This valuable service is offered at no charge to Altus clients.