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Member Alert: Texas Supreme Court Issues Emergency Orders in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

RMA wishes to highlight to its members several emergency orders that Texas courts have recently issued in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey and the ongoing recovery efforts. Specifically, the courts have provided limited suspensions to court procedures, statute of limitations, and in-state legal practice by out-of-state attorneys. More information on the [...]

2017-09-22T10:46:18+00:00 September 22, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Charities to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

In the wake of another natural disaster, the members of RMA continue to reach out to provide office space, contribute monetary donations to non-profit organizations, and send best thoughts and wishes to those affected by Hurricane Irma. Most, if not all, of us know someone in the affected regions and cannot help being concerned and saddened by the news of irreparable [...]

2017-09-14T09:35:59+00:00 September 14, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMA Recommends Suspension of Communications to Consumers Located in Houston and Louisiana

RMA extends its thoughts of support to all of those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. The storm has resulted in widespread devastation and thousands of displaced families. FEMA has stated that recovery will take multiple years. While no amount of time can fully heal the physical and emotional toll of a disaster of such magnitude, RMA recommends all members temporarily suspend collection calls and communications to consumers in [...]

2017-08-29T12:39:35+00:00 August 29, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Certification Simplified–New Policies & Procedures Templates Available

POLICIES & PROCEDURES TEMPLATE NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AGENCIES, LAW FIRMS, AND BROKERS RMA is pleased to announce that it has created Certification Policy & Procedure templates for collection agencies, law firms, and brokers seeking RMA Certification. Many of our members have found the existing debt buying template useful and expressed a desire to have [...]

2017-08-23T14:33:50+00:00 August 23, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: 7 Things Direct-to-Consumer Marketers Must Know About State AGs

Bringing valuable educational resources is an important part of helping RMA members stay on top of today’s most pressing regulatory developments and issues. Please join us on August 22nd for an informative webinar led by Helen Mac Murray, RMA’s Attorneys General Consultant and Partner at Mac Murray & Shuster, LLP. We are proud to co-sponsor [...]

2017-08-08T16:29:38+00:00 August 8, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMA Adopts Certification Program 5.1

The RMA Certification Council has formally adopted version 5.1 of the Receivables Management Certification Program (RMCP) after a six month deliberation, drafting, and review process. As always, these program requirements have been designed to be prospective and will be tied to a certified company’s next renewal after August 1, 2017. The most significant change in [...]

2017-08-08T16:28:00+00:00 July 21, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Oregon Debt Buyer Bill Passes Senate

Yesterday, Oregon HB 2356, a debt buyer bill introduced by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, passed in the Senate after having passed the House a week earlier. RMA anticipates that this bill will be signed into law by Governor Kate Brown. This will be a highly complex law that needs the careful review of all [...]

2017-07-06T12:33:18+00:00 July 6, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMA Seeks Certification Council Representative

The Receivables Management Association International is seeking individuals who are interested in serving on the Certification Council—the governing body for the Receivables Management Certification Program. This is a unique opportunity to get involved with your association by sharing your expertise and honing your leadership skills. The 11-member volunteer Council has one vacancy to represent the [...]

2017-06-21T11:02:40+00:00 June 22, 2017|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Maine Debt Buyer Bill Signed by Governor

MAINE DEBT BUYER BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR On Friday, June 16th, Gov. Paul LePage of Maine signed into law HP 836/LD 1199 as Public Law 216 of 2017 which adds new requirements to the Maine Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for debt buying companies looking to collect on the accounts of Maine residents. The Act [...]

2017-06-20T13:57:10+00:00 June 20, 2017|Member Alerts|