How to Plan for Your Best Tax Refund Debt Collection Season

How to Plan for Your Best Tax Refund Debt Collection Season

For many consumers, a tax return is the perfect opportunity to take control of outstanding debts. That’s why tax refund season is one of the busiest times of the year for debt collection agencies. Does your agency take advantage of tax refund season to boost revenue and close more accounts? Lots of companies might want to establish a tax time …

A Strategic Approach to Debt Settlement Campaigns for Tax Season

A Strategic Approach to Debt Settlement Campaigns for Tax Season

Debt settlement campaigns are initiatives where debt collection agencies offer a discount to consumers to boost collection on old or unresponsive accounts. Tax refund season is the best time to consider a debt settlement campaign within your debt collection agency. A debt settlement campaign can help your agency: liquidate inventory more quickly increase revenue for you and your clients increase …

Understand and Develop Conversational Intelligence in Debt Collection

Understand and Develop Conversational Intelligence in Debt Collection

“Privacy works flexibly. It’s scalable. And it’s unique to every situation we’re in.” This is a quote from Leslie Bender, Senior Attorney of Health Privacy and Consumer Financial Privacy during her presentation at Collector Live, a yearly event hosted by Mike Gibb of AccountsRecovery.net. The virtual conference for frontline and upper management debt collectors hosted several experts including debt collection …

Setting Up a Successful Debt Collection Validation Notice Email Campaign

Setting Up a Successful Debt Collection Validation Notice Email Campaign

Most modern debt collection agencies are starting to use email for collection, or have it on the roadmap to implement soon. Consumers like the convenience of email and companies prefer advantages like: The cost savings of using email compared to traditional mail The possibility to reach consumers you otherwise wouldn’t Faster collection on accounts Even with the positive aspects of …

Data-Driven Debt Recovery: A Proven 5-Step Email Strategy

Data-Driven Debt Recovery: A Proven 5-Step Email Strategy

Email for debt collection is more popular than ever and there are good reasons why. A thoughtful debt collection email strategy: Makes right party contact faster and easier Drives more traffic to self-serve channels, freeing up employees to do other work Saves money on operating costs by reducing postage costs Gives you more visibility into consumer engagement In an era …

Text and Email for Debt Collection: Reaching Consumers Where They Are

Text and Email for Debt Collection: Reaching Consumers Where They Are

In a recent PDCflow sponsored webinar on accountsrecovery.com, a panel of digital collection experts sat down to discuss the differences they’ve encountered in text messaging and email for debt collection. Shawn Farris, Brandy Rouselle, and Chris Repholz discussed which channels they each prefer and the strengths of each. They also covered how using SMS messages together with email for debt …

Digital Operations Impact on Debt Collection, from Team Structure to ROI

Digital Operations Impact on Debt Collection, from Team Structure to ROI

Justin Franklin, Vice President of Global Strategy and Execution at Cedar Financial recently sat down for an interview with PDCflow’s Dawn Updike. They discussed how digital operations impact team structures and revenue, measuring ROI and more.Like other Accounts Receivable professionals, Franklin found his career by accident when he accepted a collection job after college in 2005. He has a wide …

How to Create and Measure an Omnichannel Strategy in Debt Collection

How to Create and Measure an Omnichannel Strategy in Debt Collection

Creating a digital omnichannel strategy for debt collection is essential for the future. Technology is readily available and there are compliant ways to use it to better connect with consumers. How do you know what you’re planning (or what you’ve already set up) is working as well as it could? Three digital collections experts, Pran Navanandan, Halsted Financial Services, Dianne …

Don’t Wait! Adopt Text and Email Communications, Grow Agency Market Share

Don’t Wait! Adopt Text and Email Communications, Grow Agency Market Share

Do you pick up the phone when a stranger calls? Most of your consumers don’t. So why keep trying something that doesn’t work? Three digital technology advocates and ARM industry professionals spoke with AccountsRecovery.net to share why text and email are now more than necessary. Megan Bryant, Credit Collection Partners, Wade Isbell, Professional Credit Services, and Chris Repholz, The CCS …

Experts Answer 7 Questions: How Digital Strategists Fit in Debt Collection

Experts Answer 7 Questions: How Digital Strategists Fit in Debt Collection

Digital channels for communication are common, cost effective, expected – and perhaps most importantly – wanted by consumers. But for years, debt collection has been trapped between trying to propel their agencies forward with new technologies and being held back due to compliance fears. Now, with permission given through Regulation F, those who haven’t dipped their toes into digital strategy …

What to Know About Expanding Your Business into First Party Collections

What to Know About Expanding Your Business into First Party Collections

Many debt collection agencies are looking for business expansion opportunities to bring in more revenue. As a result, first party collection and extended business office (EBO) services are becoming more popular offerings.The Difference Between First Party and Third Party CollectionsFirst party collection means you are collecting late payments on behalf of your client under their branding – before accounts become …

Top Digital Communication Tools and Leading Channels for Taking Payments

Top Digital Communication Tools and Leading Channels for Taking Payments

Accounts receivable experts are still navigating the best ways to implement digital communication tools and optimize digital strategies. Agency owners want to use email, text, web chats, payment portals and other current technology. But many people don’t know which channels are the best for them and their consumers. As webinar panelists, Jill Kennady, Resurgent Capital Services, Jordan McWilliams, Contract Callers, …