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Thanks to new Web functionality, forwarders can more effectively submit and manage their forwarding activities on Here's a quick overview of the steps.
  • Register on the site to forward claims.
  • Search the list of firms.
  • Select a listee and click on the firm's name to view a detailed profile.
  • Click "Send a Collection Case to This Law Firm."
  • Fill out the proper information, automatically generate a letter to the firm, and send attachments and supporting documentation by email.
  • Easily generate follow-up letters, when needed.
  • Know that the law firms listed in our directory are bonded up to $3.5 million.
  • Easily manage your collection activities online.
For a more detailed "how-to" type of article, please see

Thomas W. Hamilton

 Industry News

The Lindorff European Credit Outlook: December 2012
Lindorff Group    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We have conducted a survey of how business conditions may evolve in 2013. This forecast is based on our analysis of some leading indicators in the credit market: Average collection periods, credit losses, credit policy, payment likelihood, bankruptcies, defaults, revenue, profitability and financial cost. We believe this provides a unique snapshot into both micro and macro economic conditions across the continent, linking issues such as collection matters and payment remarks to broader macroeconomic indicators and bankruptcy trends. More

Mike Ginsberg: A mixed bag of treats for ARM professionals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As we turn our focus toward year-end matters, holiday shopping and New Year celebrations, there are four important areas to keep an eye on as we forecast 2013 results. The outlook for workers finding jobs is looking better for next year. Here are some compelling reasons why. More

WSJ: US may expand mortgage refinance program
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. government is considering expanding its mortgage refinancing program to include borrowers whose mortgages are not backed by Fannie Mae FNMA.O and Freddie Mac, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the discussions. More

PRA acquires consumer bankruptcy claims from NCM
Yahoo Finance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., a financial and business services company, recently announced a $115.3 million acquisition of certain assets from National Capital Management, LLC. These assets include secured and unsecured consumer bankruptcy accounts and operating assets associated with the underwriting and collection of secured bankruptcy claims. The transaction also includes the hiring of certain NCM employees. More

New Year's resolutions for debt collectors
MicroBilt    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At the end of the last financial quarter of 2012, debt collectors around the United States are making lists and checking them twice when it comes to financial planning and compliance. The new year will bring new oversight by federal agents regarding collection and loan practices, aimed at ensuring consumer privacy and fair collections, so new policies have to be established as to data handling and legal responsibilities. More

DOJ reaches settlement with law firm over fraudulent debt collection practices    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Justice Department recently announced a settlement agreement with Peroutka and Peroutka P.A., a debt collection law firm based in Pasadena, Md., to resolve allegations that the law firm violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by discriminating against people who are deaf. More

Consumer lending: Time to fine tune collection efforts
ABA Banking Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While the mortgage industry and its struggle to cope with a still stubbornly high number of foreclosures continues to grab news headlines, another area of financial services has emerged with its own default servicing challenges — consumer lending. Although financial institutions might not be as focused on the severity of this growing issue, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is clearly paying attention. More

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