In a country of debt-juggling practiced by the millions, determining what bills consumers pay first can have a profound effect on lending and debt collection practices. What types of debt are they willing to let fall into delinquency in order to pay for essentials? Many consumers are in situations where they must choose between two or…Details
Most experts agree that debt collection trends for 2019 will focus on compliance, but at least one source suggests human resources will share the spotlight. As the perpetual “elephant in the room,” consumer protection will be joined by other compliance changes that are expected to impact the debt collection industry for the next few years.…Details
The International Association of Commercial Collectors presents its 2019 IACC Convention Jan. 16 – 18 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Fla. The event will be attended by commercial collection agency executives, collection attorneys and vendors for two full days (over three calendar days) of peer-to-peer networking and timely sessions presented by industry leaders.Details
The IRS “Get Ready for Taxes” page contains information for individuals and businesses filing 2018 tax returns. The page provides directions about “How to File,” “When to File,” and “Where to File” as well as the “Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.” Absent from the IRS Statements and Announcements page, however, are details about the…Details
Published in 1995, the information presented in a study about non-paying utility customers, “Credit and Collection Strategies in a Competitive Electric Utility Industry,” remains as relevant today as it was 23 years ago.
Addressing nonpayment problems within the energy industry requires a clear analysis of non-paying utility customers. There is no one type of utility nonpayer, and treating each one with a default strategy runs the risk of increasing a utility’s expenses and decreasing its revenue. Thus, applying separate strategies for different types of utility nonpayers is vital to successful collection, improving the image of utility companies, and growing customer retention.Details
“Clients drive my business and we need to be the best we can with everything we are doing,” said Chris Schumacher, president and CEO of Optio Solutions, about PPMS certification. Schumacher and four other experts from the collection industry took part in a webinar about the process on Dec. 12. The webinar focused on explaining…Details