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Aug 05, 2014, 09:59 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Jun 11, 2014, 10:15 ET
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ACA International Responds To Criticism Against IRS Contracting With Debt Collectors

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACA International today responded to criticism of a proposal that would allow the...

May 08, 2014, 14:26 ET
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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
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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...

Mar 06, 2014, 09:35 ET
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ACA International Releases Analysis Of CFPB Consumer Complaints On Debt Collection

ACA International, the largest trade group for the third-party debt collection industry, today released a white paper analyzing 14,328...

Mar 03, 2014, 09:00 ET
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ACA International Submits Comments On CFPB Advanced Notice Of Proposed Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is gearing up to propose new rules for the consumer debt collection industry.  In response to...

Feb 28, 2014, 12:47 ET
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National Consumer Protection Week Is A Reminder Of Important Rights In Debt Collection

ACA International members applaud the Federal Trade Commission's National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8, 2014 and encourages consumers to...

Jan 15, 2014, 11:01 ET
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New Best Practices Announced For The Fair Resolution Of Patient Medical Accounts

A Medical Debt Collection Task Force led by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), ACA International (representing the debt...

Dec 10, 2013, 11:05 ET
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Helpful Holiday Personal Finance Tips For U.S. Consumers

'Tis the season for giving gifts to friends and family.  Holiday season can be a wonderful time but post-holiday season, when the bills come...

Nov 27, 2013, 13:22 ET

ARM Industry Campaign For Hurricane Sandy Victims Helps Family Go Home For Thanksgiving

 The long journey for a Union Beach, New Jersey family displaced by the Hurricane Sandy has ended thanks to the generosity of debt collectors...

Nov 21, 2013, 01:01 ET
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ACA International And Ernst & Young Analyze CFPB Consumer Complaints On Debt Collection

ACA International, the largest trade group for the third-party debt collection industry, today released a white paper analyzing Consumer...

Nov 06, 2013, 00:03 ET
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ACA International Responds To CFPB Advanced Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking And Complaints

ACA International, the largest trade group for the consumer debt collection industry, today responds to the announcement by the Consumer Financial...

Nov 04, 2013, 14:49 ET
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Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity

In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, ACA International offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate...

Nov 04, 2013, 14:47 ET
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Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Texas

 In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the ACA of Texas offers the following tips for consumers to identify...

Nov 04, 2013, 14:03 ET
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Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Washington

In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Washington Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to...