September 2009 Blog Posts (43)

The Impact of Financial Regulatory Restructuring on Small Businesses and Community Lenders

News from the House Committee on Small Business





WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, "The Impact of Financial Regulatory Restructuring on Small Businesses and Community Lenders."



The Committee will hear testimony regarding how changes to the financial regulatory system could affect entrepreneurs and smaller lenders.



WHAT: Hearing - "The Impact of… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 17, 2009 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Worthy Read: Tips on Making Conferences Worth Attending

Party like a rock star is one way to get your money's worth at any and all conferences.



So suggest Neil Patel, in a interesting blog for conference rookies that describes how to get your money's worth.



Patel writes:



"The biggest value of a conference is the after parties. This is where you’ll get all the good information and learn the most. When… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 17, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Government Unveils Apps.gov

If the government is even endorsing certain cloud computing apps for its federal agencies, you know such tools have become more than simply mainstream.



Apps.gov is a new website, compliments of the federal government, that heralds approved cloud computing applications. This includes business apps, cloud IT services, productivity apps and social media apps. This launch stems from cost reduction… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 17, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

FTC to Host Public Roundtables to Address Evolving Consumer Privacy Issues on Dec 7, 2009 in Washington, DC

For Release: 09/15/2009

FTC to Host Public Roundtables to Address Evolving Consumer Privacy Issues



The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising, mobile marketing, and the collection and use of information… Continue

Added by Gina McNaughton on September 16, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

On the Move -- Week of 9/14

- Account Control Technology, Inc. announced the addition of Aaron Petrusch to ACT's Sales Team. Petrusch will be responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with the higher education institutions in the North-Central region.



- Scott DeWitt joined Van Ru Credit Corporation as Director of Student Loans. DeWitt brings more than 23 years collection experience to Van Ru, holding various positions at companies like SallieMae Corp., and its… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Merchants & Medical Credit Corp Selects Intelitech Group's Acumen! Analytics Suite

Merchants & Medical Credit Corp. Selects The Intelitech Group’s Acumen! Business Analytics Suite



Michigan Agency sees Acumen! analytics as key to improve account decision making and boost its clients’ bottom line



Vancouver, Wash. – September 15, 2009 - The Intelitech Group, a business consulting practice and technology solutions provider for the collection industry, said today that Merchants & Medical Credit Corp., a national collection agency… Continue

Added by Tom McHale on September 15, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Author Dennis Deaton to Keynote at Columbia Ultimate's Art of Success Conference

Columbia Ultimate’s Art of Success 2009 Conference to Feature Keynote by Dennis Deaton, Business Psychology Expert and Author of The Ownership Spirit



Conference will focus on strategies and technologies designed to maximize collections in volatile market environment



VANCOUVER, Wash. – September 15, 2009 – Columbia Ultimate, an expert in technology and integrated solutions for the collection industry, will hold its annual Art of Success conference October 5-9,… Continue

Added by Tom McHale on September 15, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Voice Chat Coming to Facebook

Facebook will soon be offering voice chat, compliments of Vivox, a company that already delivers voice chat to over eleven million users in 182 countries for various games.



Daniel Terdiman, a blogger at CNET News, reports that this tool will let Facebook users chat it up with their friends list, once they’ve downloaded a plug-in. But, that's not where… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 15, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Partnership Helps Collectors Scrub Cell Phone Numbers

TLC might want no scrubs, but collectors certainly do want them. At least when it comes to scrubbing out their debtors’ cell phone numbers. To help them do just this, communications provider IAT teamed up with PossibleNOW, a source of internet-based privacy management tools.



“PossibleNOW is the first cell phone scrubbing service that we have felt confident enough… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 14, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

RevQ White Paper, Automating Court Collections, shows way to improve collection, court order compliance



RevQ White Paper, Automating Court Collections, provides ways to improve collection rates and court order compliance


New white paper Now Available At Company Website



VANCOUVER, Wash – September 9, 2009 – RevQ, the premier provider of compliance, collections and revenue recovery technologies for state, county and city governments, has announced the availability of a new white paper entitled Automating Court Collections. The paper describes how courts… Continue

Added by Tom McHale on September 10, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

2nd FTC Debt Collection Roundtables info announced..

Second FTC Roundtable to Discuss Debt Collection Arbitration and Litigation; Call for Public Comments



The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day public event on consumer protection issues in litigation and arbitration proceedings to collect on consumer debt. This will be the second in a series of three FTC roundtable discussions on these topics.





WHAT: “Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration:

A Roundtable Discussion”

WHEN:… Continue

Added by Gina McNaughton on September 10, 2009 at 11:28am — 7 Comments

Looking for new relationships and business

Just throwing it out there......I am looking for new clients to build relationships with. We are looking for some new business on contingency. Auto, CC, Medical, PDL, secured or non secured loans, second mortgages, and more...prefer forward flow of course.

Willing to take a hit on fee to get foot in door with reliable clients.


Wes Alford
President/CEO
Collection Services, Inc.
877-215-2342

Added by Wesley J Alford on September 9, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Noble Systems Acquires TouchStar Assets

Contact center technology provider Noble Systems Corp. today announced it has acquired assets from TouchStar Software Corp., including the brand and all of its intellectual property.



Noble will commandeer the TouchStar office in Denver, revealed the release, which also noted Noble "will bring on board key staff from TouchStar's development and service delivery… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Your Product Search Starts at 'The Start'

CollectionTechnology.net has taken off because it helps you find the information you need.



Well, now CollectionTechnology.net is going an extra mile to help you further in your RFP process.



CollectionTechnology.net is pleased to introduce The Start, an application that can help you improve the results of your Requests for Proposal to vendors. The Start is your first stop in your RFP process. At… Continue

Added by JJ Hornblass on September 8, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

On the Move - Week of 9/7

- Communication solutions provider IAT announced the repositioning of certain personnel. Randall Cooper now serves as President and CEO; David Rudd assumed the position of Senior Vice President/Finance & Administration; Jeryl Smith serves as Director of Operations; and Ray Fowler assumed the role of Director of Sales & Marketing.



- Stirling Capital Management LLC announced that Holly Balchan joined the company as a business… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

WebRecon LLC Adds About a Dozen New Consumer Statutes to its Watchlist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



WebRecon LLC Adds About a Dozen New Consumer Statutes to its Watchlist



Grand Rapids, MI (Sept 7, 2009) – In response to popular demand from the ARM industry, WebRecon LLC has begun tracking many more consumer statutes than before. In addition to FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA, clients can now expect to see lawsuits classified under Truth in Lending, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and many more in the WebRecon… Continue

Added by Jack Gordon on September 8, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

FDCPA and Other Consumer Rights Lawsuit Statistics, August 16-31, 2009

There were about 475 lawsuits filed under tracked consumer statutes in the second of August. Here is an approximate breakdown:



* 367 Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

* 75 Fair Credit Reporting Act

* 1 Telephone Consumer Protection Act

* 24 Truth In Lending Act

* 1 Driver’s Privacy Protection Act

* 2 California Unfair Competition Law

* 1 Consumer Legal Remedies Act

* 1 Home Ownership And Equity Protection Act

* 2 Unjust Enrichment

* 5… Continue

Added by Jack Gordon on September 8, 2009 at 11:20am — No Comments

PDL FILES

I have 2 PDL files for sale, and 1 bad check file.
Nationwide portfolio's priced to sell quickly.
willing to bundle for the right buyer.

1st file: 5800 accounts
2nd file: 940 accounts
bad check file: 40,000 accounts

Again these files have been reduced in price to move quickly. Great portfolios for start up company, or established that is looking for a large batch.

Wes Alford

Added by Wesley J Alford on September 4, 2009 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Capital??

I will make this short and sweet. I own a collection agency in Phoenix Arizona. This is a new agency with business being collected. I am looking for a small investment of about 25k for working capital. I can explain in more detail to interested parties.



If you or someone you know might be intrested in making some cash, and other possabilities let me know. We are willing to entertain all offers that include working capital.



We have business, over 30 years of collection… Continue

Added by Wesley J Alford on September 2, 2009 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Tech Tidbits

Even on the precipice of a holiday weekend, vendors are rocking out an array of enhancements to their products and forming new partnerships. Below are highlights of some of the announcements populating my inbox over the last few days.



The Western Union Company

Western Union completed its acquisition of Custom House, a business-to-business payments provider that specializes in cross-border payment… Continue

Added by Accounts Recovery on September 2, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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