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Jan 12, 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)...


Jun 06, 2016, 09:42 ET ACA International White Paper Shows How Outdated TCPA Only Serves to Enrich Plaintiff Attorneys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


May 20, 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...


May 10, 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...


Feb 24, 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...


Jan 26, 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...


Jan 19, 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...


Dec 03, 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...


Nov 30, 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...


Nov 09, 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...


Oct 02, 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...


Sep 16, 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,...


Sep 14, 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...


Dec 15, 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...


Nov 20, 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...


Oct 14, 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...


Sep 11, 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...


Aug 05, 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...


Jun 30, 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...


Jun 30, 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...


Jun 30, 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...


Jun 30, 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...


Jun 30, 2014, 10:32 ET ACA International Education Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

 ACA International Education Foundation today proudly announces the 2014 recipients of Loomer-Mortenson Scholarships, which awards a total of...


May 08, 2014, 14:26 ET U.S. Debt Collectors Support Hiring Of Military Veterans And Their Spouses

The ACA International is proud to announce its support of Hiring our Heroes, a national effort led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to...


Mar 27, 2014, 11:12 ET Important Reminders For U.S. Consumers During National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy month and the ACA International wants to remind U.S. consumers they have important rights if contacted by a...