American Recovery Association Announces Partnership with AW Direct


Irving, Texas, Nov. 24, 2015 – The American Recovery Association (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals, is excited to announce a new partnership with AW Direct. This partnership will expand across ARA events, tradeshows and webinars to offer more benefits and opportunities to ARA members

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Eagle Group XX Releases “Industry Standard Repossession Agreement” To the Asset Recovery Industry


The members of Eagle Group XX have been working diligently on a project for the last six months to update the antiquated “Industry Standard Repossession Agreement” known affectionately as the “Industry Standard Contract”. Eagle Group XX members felt that changes were necessary in order to better meet the rigors and demands of today’s lender’s strict compliance demands.

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The First Repo Man and First Auto Repo in History

curtis_stmrOne of my personal crusades is to raise awareness of the fact that Mercedes-Benz did not invent the car like they claim to, and that automobiles have been around far longer than most people realize — viable cars have been around since at least the early 1800s. That’s why I’m so delighted to tell you about the first car to be repossessed, and used to run from a cop — way back in 1867.

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Helping Credit Union Collection Departments Succeed with Educational Sessions & Open Floor Discussions


Wyoming, MN – November 16, 2015 – CU Recovery’s 2015 Collection Academy was another successful exchange of ideas on how credit unions can increase effectiveness in their collection departments. The sold out crowd included participants from 55 credit unions representing 18 different states. Many credit unions sent several people to take advantage of the rich content found in 4 separate sessions and in open floor discussions with their peers.

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Eagle Group XX Trains California Recovery Specialists


November 12, 2015 – Eagle Group XX Facilitator and Certified ACA Instructor, Ron L. Brown, conducted the Field Agent Compliance Training (FACT) credentialing program for attendees at the California Association of Licensed Repossessors (CALR) on Friday, October 30th in Sacramento California.

The 53rd Annual CALR Convention was held at the Embassy Suites Sacramento overlooking the American River in downtown Sacramento and was well attended by members, vendors, credit union personnel and invited guests.

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Know What You Are Getting

fine_prntSo….What have you got?

Guest Editorial

For most, trying to actually read and understand an insurance contract (policy) is about as dry as Texas dust in August and about as easy to understand as advanced calculus. It can be additionally difficult to read and understand when the policy has a “package” of coverages designed to cover multiple risks.

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Man Accused of Threatening Repo Men with Gun Appears in Court

gun_at_headLaGrange, GA – October 24, 2015 – A man accused of pointing a gun at two men who trying to repossess a car made his first appearance before a Troup County Magistrate Court judge on Thursday morning.

Emikko Jeavante Ogletree, 27, of LaGrange, was charged with two counts of simple assault, two counts of pointing or aiming a gun or pistol at another, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of obstruction.

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