Optio Solutions Helps Build Tomorrow’s Leaders

For the second consecutive year, college-bound children of employees at Optio Solutions and affiliate CrossCheck were awarded scholarships from the ACA International Education Foundation (ACAEF). Trevor Arco (Texas) finished in second place while Nicholas Siembieda (Calif.) was among the fourth-place winners. The recognitions were part of the foundation’s Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship, an annual program that recognizes…

Planning a Tax Season Collection Strategy

There is only one season that really matters to the debt collection industry — the tax season that runs from late January to mid-April. Hence the need for planning a tax season collection strategy. There are others types of seasons, however, including those recognized by people living in a variety of places around the world.

Individuals from tropical regions often refer to the dry season and rainy season; most of the world follows the astronomical seasons (spring, summer, autumn and winter) of the Gregorian calendar; and numerous cultures recognize six seasons that roughly translate to early spring, spring, high summer, late summer, autumn and winter in western countries, or spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, early winter and late winter in south Asia.

Clean Desk Policies at Third Party Collection Agencies

Third party collection agencies maintain clean desk policies to protect the confidential, personal or sensitive information belonging to agency clients and consumers. A component of compliance management systems (CMS), clean desk policies work in concert with secure controls over networks, file transfer protocols, data storage, backup systems, employee training programs, authorized access to buildings and…

Collection Professionals Attend ACA Convention

The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International) presents its annual conference July 14 – 16, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The ACA International Convention & Expo 2019 features 35 educational sessions led by industry experts, an exposition hall showcasing innovative industry providers, and several opportunities to share best practices with peers…

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Multiple Call Centers, Bilingual Reps at Collection Agencies

Launching and maintaining best-in-class debt collection agencies requires a tremendous effort and an ongoing commitment to compliance, certification, data security, and collections technology. Recent articles in this blog have also discussed the importance of having highly qualified people in client relations and operations. Client relations teams are responsible for ensuring that clients are satisfied with…