NASA Scientist and Astronaut to Deliver Keynote Address at NARS 2018

Thomas D. Jones, PhD., veteran NASA astronaut, scientist, pilot and author

North American Repossessors Summit chooses inspirational keynote speaker, former astronaut Dr. Tom Jones, to discuss the importance of leadership, education and unity         

IRVING, Texas – November 7, 2017 – North American Repossessors Summit (NARS), an industry event hosted by the American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA) and headline sponsor Harding Brooks Insurance, is proud to announce Thomas D. Jones, PhD., veteran NASA astronaut, scientist, pilot and author will keynote the tenth annual event to be held April 19-20, 2018.

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Registration Now Open for the Tenth Annual North American Repossessors Summit™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IRVING, Texas – October 25, 2017 – Sponsorship and exhibitor registration for the 2018 North American Repossessors Summit (NARS), an annual 2-day conference hosted by American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA) and headlined by Harding Brooks Insurance, is now open. The theme for NARS 2018 is: “Stronger Together: Celebrating 10 years of leadership, education and unity.” According to Dave Kennedy, president of American Recovery Association, “NARS began in a fragmented industry, and although initially people were hesitant to participate, over the past 10 years it has become the number one industry event of the year. We’re celebrating ARA’s 10th year to host NARS, and we’re looking forward to making this our largest summit yet.”

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Registration Now Open for the Tenth Annual North American Repossessors Summit™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IRVING, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Registration for North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) 2018, an annual 2-day conference hosted by American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA) and headlined by Harding Brooks Insurance, is now open and early bird pricing is available.

The theme for NARS 2018 is: “Stronger Together: Celebrating 10 years of leadership, education and unity.” According to Dave Kennedy, president of American Recovery Association, “NARS began in a fragmented industry, and although initially people were hesitant to participate, over the past 10 years it has become the number one industry event of the year.

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Dumpster Diving – Personal Property Fees

Editorial

Cockroaches scurry for cover under the seats as you open the door of the car that was just repossessed earlier that morning. The sun has been up for a few hours and the car’s interior has fermented it’s contents that greet you with a sour rotting smell. Rubber gloves on and trash bag in hand, you begin the inventory of a half-eaten “Egg MCMuffin”, dirty diapers, assorted papers, shirts and a lot of items belonging to the borrower that makes you wonder why is all of this in their vehicle? This is, no doubt, sometimes the most unpleasant part of the repossession process.

So, why do you do it? You have to! It’s the law. As a legal compromise, the law also allows you to charge for the removal, inventory and storage of this property. So, why would you not charge for this?

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Getting Back to the Point – The Heart of the Santander CARS Mandate Editorial

EDITORIAL REBUTTAL

Our initial editorial titled “Santander Demands CARS Certification – The Contingent Fee Contradiction” we addressed the issue of Santander/Chrysler demanding that all of their approximate 700 agencies be CARS Certified. Despite our extreme efforts to distance any blame on RISC, CARS or Joe Taylor, Stamatis Ferrolis or Mark Lacek, all of their editorial responses focused solely upon their defense. It seems like either they all miss the point or perhaps they agree with us and just can’t say it?

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American Recovery Association Announces Partnership with Recovery Database Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IRVING, Texas, September 15, 2017 – The American Recovery Association (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals, is excited to announce a new partnership with Recovery Database Network (RDN). RDN, a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), is a specialized provider of software and data solutions related to the recovery of assets for the automotive finance industry. The agreement will help lenders manage and monitor vendor compliance by integrating ARA’s Compliance Monitoring System and compliance metrics with the various software solutions offered by RDN.

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RABF to Manage Hurricane Relief Fundraising for Repossession Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Recovery Agents Benefit Fund has been asked by the leaders of American Recovery Association, Allied Finance Adjusters Conference Inc., Time Finance Adjusters, CALR, RSIG and by the editor of CUCollector to step up and to accept donations for those who may be affected by Hurricanes Harvey which struck the Gulf and Irma which made US landfall this weekend in Florida.

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Repo Agencies in Hurricane Path Report Lenders Not Allowing Vehicles to be Transported – Important Information for Lenders & Forwarders!

EDITORIAL

It has been brought to the attention of several repossession association Presidents, that there are Lenders out there that appear to be obstructing the release and transport of vehicles from the lots of repossession agencies in the path of Hurricane Irma while also requesting more cars be repossessed up to the last minute. We know who you are, and at this point we are hoping that this is merely a misunderstanding and not an obvious attempt to force insurance losses on any repossession agency instead of your own insurance coverage.

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Santander Demands CARS Certification – The Contingent Fee Contradiction

Editorial

We’ve been getting a lot of laughs lately, as well as some copies of cancellation letters being sent to lenders and forwarders over their ludicrous demands. If you work for Santander/Chrysler you should have already received their latest demand for CARS Certification. While we strongly support the CARS program created by the respected industry veterans, Joe Taylor and Stamatis Ferrolis and RISC, we find the Santander/Chryslers demands almost laughable considering they demand their agents partake in the obviously dangerous practice of contingent assignments.

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Contingent Work = Casual Work?

Editorial

The other day, I was sent an email from a leader at one of the major trade associations that just about made me laugh, if only for the fact it is so ridiculous, farfetched and outright outrageous. I was shown the Wikipedia definition of Contingent Work. You know, as in contingent assignments?

Contingent work or casual work is an employment relationship which is considered non-permanent. These jobs are typically part time (typically with variable hours), have limited job security, and result in payment on a piece work basis. Contingent work is usually not considered to be a career or part of a career. One of the features of contingent work is that it usually offers little or no opportunity for career development. Contingent workers are also often called freelancers, independent professionals, temporary contract workers, independent contractors, or consultants

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