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Sep 13, 2017, 10:04 ET ACA of Texas Establishes Disaster Relief Fund for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The American Collectors Association of Texas announced today that it established a Disaster Relief Fund to support victims of Hurricane Harvey who...


Jul 21, 2017, 09:36 ET ACA International Education Foundation Awards $30,000 in College Scholarships to 15 College Students

During ACA International's 2017 Convention & Expo, the association's Education Foundation announced winners of the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:02 ET ACA International Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Officers

ACA International elected its new 2017-2018 board of directors and officers on Sunday, July 16 as part of the 2017 Convention & Expo in...


Jun 12, 2017, 21:57 ET U.S. Supreme Court's Landmark Decision in Favor of Default Debt Buyers is Significant Win For Financial Services Industry

The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision to refuse to extend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to banks and other firms collecting...


Jun 08, 2017, 22:03 ET ACA International Encouraged by CFPB Announcement on Debt Collection Rulemaking Process

Patrick J. Morris, CEO of ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, released the following statement in response...


May 31, 2017, 13:23 ET ACA Releases White Paper Highlighting the Unintended Consequences of the TCPA as it Fails to Adapt to Consumer Use of Modern Technology

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, released a white paper, Unintended Consequences of an Outdated Statute:...


May 15, 2017, 21:45 ET U.S. Supreme Court Hands Collection Industry a Win in Case Supported by ACA International

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, lauds the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reverse the Eleventh...


May 02, 2017, 11:37 ET ACA Criticizes Continued Use of Questionable Data to Mischaracterize Industry

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, has significant concerns about misleading data used in a U.S. Public...


Apr 06, 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...


Mar 20, 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...


Feb 28, 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...


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...