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Jun 06, 2016, 09:42 ET ACA International White Paper Shows How Outdated TCPA Only Serves to Enrich Plaintiff Attorneys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 13, 2016, 10:30 ET ACA International Denounces CFPB's Proposed Rule to Limit Arbitration as Evidence of Unbalanced Regulation

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a proposed rule on pre-dispute arbitration agreements that would ban class action...


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...


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...


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...


Mar 02, 2015, 09:56 ET ACA International Provides Helpful Tips For Consumer Protection Week

Have you ever been contacted by a debt collector? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to the Federal Reserve, the total amount of...


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...


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...


Mar 06, 2014, 09:35 ET 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 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 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 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 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...