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Debt Buying

A debt buyer is a firm that purchases debt from another company, usually a creditor or bank, at a deeply discounted rate. The debt purchaser then attempts to collect the debt through its own operations or through the use of a third-party debt collection agency. Some debt buyers may sell all or part of the debt to another party at a profit. Most debt buyers are small and privately held, though there is a handful of publicly traded debt buying companies.

Recent changes in law and legal rulings have seen the debt buying industry regulated like collection agencies, or servicers of debt, rather than creditors, or owners of the debt. Debt buyers must adhere to the FDCPA.


What’s Behind the Surge in M&A in the U.S. ARM Industry?

The following is an excerpt from Kaulkin Ginsberg’s latest bi-annual industry report, The Accounts Receivable Management Review: Opportunities Abound (2015). Kaulkin Ginsberg is the foremost M&A and strategic advisor to the accounts receivable management industry, and this article covers some of the underlying causes for the burst in M&A activity our team observed during 2014. […]


TD Bank to Buy Nordstrom $2.2 Billion U.S. Credit Card Portfolio

Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) on Tuesday announced that it would acquire Nordstrom Inc.’s. (NYSE:JWN), U.S VISA® and private-label consumer credit card portfolio. The transaction is part of a long-term deal to become the retailer’s exclusive U.S. credit card issuer. The retailer’s existing portfolio totaled about $2.2 billion in receivables. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. […]

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District of Columbia Council Seeks to Tighten Rules for Debt Buyers

Continuing a state regulatory trend, a bill has popped up in the Council for the District of Columbia that would tighten rules related to debt buyers. The complete bill is in the following link:  While this bill has quite a way to go before becoming law, we noticed the following elements that are concerning […]