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06 Apr, 2017, 11:16 ET Credit and Collection Industry Pushes Back Against Inflammatory Statements of CFPB Director at House Hearing

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, is disappointed by the opening statement and testimony by Richard...


20 Mar, 2017, 14:54 ET ACA International Releases White Paper Analyzing CFPB's Debt Collection Consumer Complaints

ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, has released an analysis of complaints submitted to the Consumer...


28 Feb, 2017, 13:05 ET ACA Releases New White Paper Disputing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Survey Report on Consumer Experiences with Debt Collection

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) survey report on consumer experiences with debt collection is "empirically weak, conceptually...


12 Jan, 2017, 15:31 ET ACA International Responds To CFPB's Consumer Survey Of Debt Collection Experiences

ACA International, the largest trade group for the debt collection industry, today responded to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB)...


06 Jun, 2016, 09:42 ET ACA International White Paper Shows How Outdated TCPA Only Serves to Enrich Plaintiff Attorneys

Twenty-five years since the enactment of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, plaintiff's attorneys and federal regulators have manipulated the...


20 May, 2016, 10:38 ET Data Shows Second Year of Declines in Consumer Debt Collection Complaints

For the second year in a row, complaints against debt collectors have dramatically decreased and debt collectors have earned a higher complaint...


10 May, 2016, 13:57 ET ACA International Urges CFPB to Contextualize Consumer Complaint Data in New White Paper

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's consumer complaint database contains methodological and analytical flaws that render the data near...


24 Feb, 2016, 09:59 ET ACA International Issues White Paper Response on Importance of Complaint Data Context

 ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, is raising concerns in a new white paper about a recent report on...


26 Jan, 2016, 10:00 ET ACA International Report: Third-Party Debt Collection Keeps Credit-Based Economy Thriving

Consumers, creditors, and the economy as a whole benefit from the existence of the professional debt collection industry, according to the newest...


19 Jan, 2016, 10:00 ET ACA International Study: Women Make Up Majority of Workforce in Collections Industry

 ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, has released a new whitepaper "Diversity in the Collections...


03 Dec, 2015, 13:59 ET 26 Diverse Organizations File Briefs Supporting ACA's TCPA Lawsuit Against the FCC

ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, is pleased to announce that it has secured significant amici, or...


30 Nov, 2015, 14:05 ET ACA International Files Joint Brief in D.C. Circuit Challenging TCPA Order

In a joint legal brief filed last Wednesday, ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, and other petitioners asked...


09 Nov, 2015, 06:00 ET ACA International, Encouraged by the Federal Trade Commission's New Effort to Stop Scammers and Bad Actors Posing as Legitimate Debt Collectors, Warns that the Scope of the Program Could Snare Legitimate Businesses

ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, is raising concerns over a new law enforcement program launched last...


02 Oct, 2015, 10:58 ET House Financial Services Committee Advances Bills Backed by ACA International to Reform the CFPB

Two bills supported by ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, which would increase transparency and...


16 Sep, 2015, 09:26 ET ACA International's Lawsuit Challenging the FCC's New Telephone Consumer Protection Act Ruling Earns Wide Multi-Industry Support

Within hours of the July 10, 2015 release of the Federal Communications Commission's Declaratory Ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,...


14 Sep, 2015, 14:09 ET Data Shows Double-Digit Decline in Debt Collection Complaints, says ACA International

 A growing number of experts agree: Complaints against debt collectors are down, and debt collectors still outrank other industries in...


15 Dec, 2014, 07:00 ET Six Practical Personal Finance Tips For The Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time to be together with friends and family and enjoy gift-giving but the post-holiday season can be a stressful time...


20 Nov, 2014, 16:21 ET ACA International Supports Effort To Combat Illegitimate Debt Collection And Scams

Recent news reports have highlighted the unfortunate fact that a small number of people posing as legitimate debt collectors have been accused of...


14 Oct, 2014, 10:06 ET ACA's Board Of Directors Issues Statement Opposing The Regulation Of Debt Collection Attorneys' Litigation Activities By Non-Judicial Branches Of Government

ACA International, the largest trade group for the credit and collection industry, today issued a statement regarding the regulation of debt...


11 Sep, 2014, 16:00 ET ACA International Responds To Short-Sighted NCLC Report On Medical Debt

 ACA International, the largest trade group for the consumer debt collection industry, today responded to a report issued by the National...


05 Aug, 2014, 09:59 ET Consumer Debt Collection Helps Sustain America's Credit-Based Economy

 According to findings of a new survey by Ernst & Young and debt collection trade association ACA International, the health of America's...


30 Jun, 2014, 11:01 ET ACA International Education Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Winner From New Hampshire

 ACA International Education Foundation proudly announces today that Pedro Olinger of Nashua, N.H. will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help...


30 Jun, 2014, 10:57 ET ACA International Education Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Winner From Nebraska

 ACA International Education Foundation proudly announces today that Wynter Novak of Omaha, Neb. will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help...


30 Jun, 2014, 10:51 ET ACA International Education Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Winner From Indiana

ACA International Education Foundation proudly announces today that Emily Schabel of Westport, Ind., will receive a $3,000 scholarship to help...


30 Jun, 2014, 10:36 ET ACA International Education Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Winner From Alabama

ACA International Education Foundation proudly announces today that Michael Davis of Bessemer, Ala., will receive a $5,000 scholarship to help...