Genesys will host a free webinar on Thursday, September 4 at 2 p.m. Eastern titled “Delivering Proven Speech Analytics For Collections.” Michael Miller, Vice President, Customer Strategy – Analytics at Genesys, and Chris Bohlin, Director – Proactive Customer Communications at Genesys, will discuss how to use speech analytics to drive better, more predictable agent workflows […]
Credit and its need to be collected has been part of humankind’s challenges for a very long time. Educating all players on the importance of improving the credit markets – from a creditor and consumer perspective – would go a long way toward returning to a level playing field.
Conversations with consumers can be fraught with compliance trip-wires for collectors. From remembering all the disclosures necessary — mini-Miranda, recording disclosures (if necessary) — to maintaining one’s cool in sometimes fraught conversations, there are myriad opportunities for something to go wrong. When handled unsuccessfully, they can negatively impact the bottom line, as well as increase risk […]
Should the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issue guidance about what it considers appropriate attorney oversight when filing debt collection lawsuits? According to a recent insideARM.com home page poll, readers are split on the issue. According to the poll, 64 percent of poll participants generally believe that the CFPB should provide guidance on attorney oversight. But […]
The Higher Education Affordability Act, proposed by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), would require the Department of Education to terminate contracts with private collection agencies if they violate the FDCPA or UDAAP.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue issued a Request for Proposals Thursday for debt collectors to work for the state’s new Office of Debt Recovery on an as-needed basis. ODR would be part of the Department of Revenue, and would be responsible for the collection of delinquent debts on behalf of state agencies.
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.
JJL Process, a technology and compliance leader in the process serving industry, has had a lot going on recently and a lot more planned. Scott Levine, President of JJL Process, commented that “we have had an unbelievable period of innovation and expansion in 2014 at the fastest pace in the company’s history.” The highlights are […]
A federal class action lawsuit in Seattle alleges that a collection agency used the King County prosecutor’s seals on debt collection letters to consumers, while failing to disclose that the letter was from a collection agency and not a law enforcement office. The plaintiffs say they received seemingly official letters from Missouri-based collection agency Bounceback which included threats of jail time if consumers didn’t pay the amount of the debt and more than $180 in fees. Bounceback was able to use the county prosecutor’s seal on these collection letters because it participates in a “check enforcement program,” where county prosecutors rent out the prosecutor’s seal and letterhead in exchange for a cut of the collection fees.
ACA International elected its new 2014-2015 board of directors and officers at its 75th Anniversary Convention and Exposition in Chicago. Five board of director candidates were elected by the Council of Delegates, two of whom, Roger Weiss and Michael Frost, are new to the board. Once the new board was elected, the board of directors met […]