Collections Tech

November 2017: Vol 40 No 11
by Richard H. Gamble

CUs are embracing AI, two-way texting and do-it-yourself extensions for collections while avoiding consumer protection violations and predatory lawyers.

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After the Great Recession washed out a lot of weak loans and caused credit unions to tighten credit standards, collections went on a back burner. Now it’s getting management attention again and a mandate to automate for efficiency and avoid anything that might lead to litigation.

So says Rob Fite, vice president of Telrock Systems, Atlanta, a collections technology provider. The goal is efficiency, and results are typically ga...

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