SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- First Associates is pleased to announce the launch of their nationwide third-party collections company – Activate Financial. Led by collections industry veteran Chris Shuler, Activate Financial is a wholly owned, independent subsidiary of First Associates that was built to create the kind of ethical, innovative and results-focused collections company that the market desperately needs.

“Activate Financial is the world-class, professional collections agency that I have always wanted to build,” said Chris Shuler, President. “Our focus is on continuous improvement, embracing regulatory compliance, operational excellence and investing in state-of-the-art technology to maximize client satisfaction and generate superior results.”

The Activate Financial model is unique in the industry as they offer first-class nearshore solutions that meet all CFPB, TCPA and FDCPA regulations and have PCI-DSS 3.2 SAQ D and SSAE-18 (SOC Type I) certifications. This allows Activate to maintain the highest levels of quality, security and service while also offering significant economic advantage to their clients.


Activate Financial specializes in the Automotive, Credit Card, Installment and Personal Loan, Student Loan and Healthcare industries, but is standing by to offer support across all asset classes.

To learn more or discuss a collections solution for your company, please call 877.492.8750 or email

About Activate Financial

Activate Financial is a fully licensed, national, third-party collection agency, focused on bad debt recovery and skip tracing services. We work across all time zones to provide custom outsourcing solutions for any company that is seeking effective and professional collections support with a high compliance profile.

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