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Sep 27, 2019, 10:15 ET Debt Collection Experts Clarify Industry Practices During House Financial Services Hearing

The House Financial Services Committee heard from two ACA International representatives Thursday in a hearing about debt collection practices. The...


Sep 18, 2019, 14:30 ET Debt Collection Industry Lauds CFPB's Efforts to Eliminate Some Ambiguity Related to the Consumer Complaint Database

ACA International, the leading voice of the accounts receivable management industry, supports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's efforts to...


Sep 18, 2019, 06:00 ET Debt Collection Industry Asks CFPB for Clarity in Updated FDCPA Rule

ACA International's comprehensive comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed debt collection rule recommend fair and ...


Aug 06, 2019, 14:00 ET Thirty-Five Students Win $50,000 in Scholarships through the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship Program

The ACA International Education Foundation (ACAEF) awarded 35 high school and college students with a total of $50,000 in funding to further their...


Jul 23, 2019, 13:33 ET ACA International Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2019-2020

During its 2019 Convention & Expo in San Diego, ACA International elected three new members and re-elected three returning members to its Board of...


Jun 28, 2019, 10:26 ET ACA International Hires Kari Barber to Serve as Corporate Counsel

ACA International, the leading voice of the accounts receivable management industry, announced today that well-known industry legal professional Kari ...


May 10, 2019, 15:27 ET Debt Collection Industry Lauds Certain Elements of the CFPB's Historic Proposed Rules

While ACA International continues to study the finer points of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed debt collection rules released...


May 07, 2019, 16:52 ET Debt Collection Industry Reviewing First-Ever Proposed Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released proposed debt collection rules providing guidance related to the law passed in 1977. ACA...


Dec 14, 2018, 07:30 ET Longtime Industry Leader Jim Richards Resigns from ACA International Board of Directors

At the last meeting of ACA International's board of directors, longtime member and respected industry leader James F. "Jim" Richards announced his...


Sep 17, 2018, 12:26 ET ACA International Hires Issa Moe to Serve as Vice President and General Counsel

ACA International CEO Mark Neeb released a statement today announcing that veteran attorney and regulatory expert Issa Moe has joined the...


Aug 10, 2018, 14:00 ET ACA International Elects New Board Members And Officers for 2018-2019

During its 2018 Convention & Expo in Nashville, ACA International elected three new members to its Board of Directors along with a slate of new...


May 03, 2018, 10:42 ET ACA Celebrates Small Business Week as 87 Percent of its Member Companies are Small, Entrepreneurial Organizations

In recognition of Small Business Week, ACA International released new research that shows the vast majority (87 percent) of its third-party debt...


Mar 16, 2018, 04:29 ET ACA Wins Legal Challenge against FCC's TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, and businesses and organizations from a wide variety of industries secured ...


Mar 05, 2018, 12:04 ET Credit and Collection Industry Helps Empower Consumers to Maintain Control Over Finances

As the leading voice of the credit and collection industry, ACA International applauds the Federal Trade Commission for its efforts to educate...


Feb 06, 2018, 12:46 ET Mark Neeb Named CEO of ACA International

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, announces the appointment of Mark Neeb as CEO. Neeb will join the ACA team ...


Feb 01, 2018, 09:50 ET Third-Party Debt Collectors Return $67.6 Billion While Supporting 129,262 American Jobs

According to a new survey conducted by Ernst & Young on behalf of ACA International, the third-party debt collection industry returned $67.6 billion...


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 Seattle. New...


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 to...


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 Circuit's...


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 Cordray, ...