A TSUNAMI OF DEBT IS ON THE HORIZON. IF HISTORY IS ABOUT TO REPEAT ITSELF - HOW ARE CONSUMER LENDERS PREPARING TO HANDLE THE INCREASE IN DEFAULTS?
MONITOR | RECOVER | SELL
ARE YOU TAKING UNNECESSARY RISKS WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS' PII?
As a lender, you are entrusted with large amounts of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about your consumers and, according to several federal statutes protecting PII,** you are responsible for the security of that data. As the originating creditor, you likely have security and access protocols in place to protect this data while it remains inside your organization. But what happens when you sell or place your nonperforming accounts on the secondary market? Is your consumer’s PII still protected?
We are pleased to announce that EverChain has once again met the requirements and earned the designation of an RMAI Certified Receivables Vendor (CRV). As a designated CRV, our organization will continue to uphold the policies and procedures outlined in the Receivables Management Certification Program Governance Documents. EverChain was the first RMAi Certified Broker when the designation was created in March of 2017.
Similar to RMAI’s “Certified Receivables Business” (CRB) designation for debt buying companies, law firms, collection agencies, and creditors, the CRV designation was designed to exceed the requirements of state and federal law. EverChain is thrilled to continue to voluntarily surpass industry requirements, setting a new bar for quality and compliance in the debt industry.
With nearly 2.2 million vehicle repossessions every year and over $600 billion in auto loans in the United States, many consumers may be wondering what leads to repossession and why they still owe money even after their car has been taken away. This is called an auto deficiency balance.
Sophos has released its 2022 ransomware report based on real-world IT professionals’ experiences last year, across mid-sized organizations in 31 different countries. The study concluded that the number of attacks is up, with increasing complexity and impact. About 2/3 of organizations involved in this study indicated that they were hit by ransomware in 2021, which represents an increase of 78% over the previous year. Ransomware works by encrypting a company’s data so they cannot access it until they pay the ransom. The success rate of these attacks increased to 65% of organizations having the data encrypted as a direct consequence of the attacks, from 54% in the previous year. Lastly, 4% of the victims experienced an extortion-only attack where data was not encrypted but there was a threat to expose the data publicly.
Here’s another opportunity to join in the awesome charitable work that is such a cornerstone to many of our industry’s businesses and professionals! Receivables Roundtable Founder, Adam Parks talks with Nancy Hughes of Connect1, LLC and Brooke Teal of EverChain about their ten-week fundraising campaigns for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research in the United States. Our industry boasts not just one, but two candidates this Spring! For you West Coasters, Nancy Hughes is running her campaign in San Diego, CA. For the East Coast crowd, Brooke Teal’s campaign is based in Atlanta, GA.
Learn more and join a team (or both!) at mwoy.org. If your company makes a donation, be sure to let us know! Learn more using the links below.
Brooke Teal - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooke-teal/
EverChain - https://www.linkedin.com/company/everchaincorp
This was originally posted by Receivables Info with Adam Parks on March 14, 2022. Check out the links below to learn more.
Watch the video HERE.
We sat down with EverChain's Director of Business Development, Steve Barenbrugge, who joined our team about two years ago. We wanted to understand the "Why" behind his choice to join EverChain and hear what he loves about the EverChain team.
This article was published in Cornerstone's newsletter on April 19.
Table of Contents
5 TIPS FOR MITIGATING RISK WHEN BUYING DEBT
4. Due Diligence
5 OBSTACLES THAT PREVENT CREDITORS FROM SELLING DEBT
1. Perception of Risk:
2. Lack of Resources:
3. Lack of Due Diligence:
4. Lack of Transparency:
5. Lack of Benchmarking Data:
5 REASONS WHY CREDITORS SHOULD SELL DEBT: THE PROS
1. Why Sell Debt?
2. Why Use a Broker?
3. Why Oversight and Compliance?
4. Why Technology?
5. Why Now?
On April 19, 2022, The Financial Technology Report announced the Top 25 Financial Technology CTOs of 2022 and EverChain is excited to share that our Chief Technology Officer, Renato Marteleto was named #13 to the list!
If you are like most consumer lenders, you know a portion of your loan portfolio will default. As a creditor, there are three things you can do when a customer fails to pay their debt:
1. Collect: Attempt to collect internally or Assign to a law firm or third-party collection agency
2. Sell: Sell the defaulted account and add revenue to your financial bottom-line
3. Nothing: Consider it a cost of doing business and write off the loss.