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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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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Is It OK to Repo if there’s a Mandatory Evacuation?

From the desk of: Recovery Specialist Insurance Group

Ahead of Hurricane Irma, currently a Category 5 Hurricane in the Atlantic, Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for the entire state.  Hurricane Harvey barrelled down on the Gulf coast last week and dumped significant rains throughout the Gulf States, many governments declared states of emergency and had mandatory evacuation notices in place for the safety of their local businesses and residents. But what does this mean for repossessions in those areas?

In our opinion, there are 3 important things to think about here…

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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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Conference Review – RSIG AFA Conference San Diego 2017

It was a beautiful week in San Diego as hundreds of RSIG and AFA Member gathered for the RSIG AFA Conference in San Diego. With the combined associations all in one place, the ball rooms were packed and I knew very quickly that this was going to be a stellar event. Socializing with old friends and new are at least half of the value in these events and this was definitely loaded with some great times! I hadn’t been to an association event in a couple of years and I definitely found the right one to attend!

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2017 RSIG & AFA Conference Now Offering Stand Alone Classes

2017 Education Training and Trade Event for Repossession & Finance Industry Professionals hosted by Recovery Specialist Insurance Group and Allied Finance Adjusters Now Offering Stand Alone Classes:

Full conference registrations include these sessions and much more, including meals and networking time with exhibitors and lenders.  Full registrations include the opportunity to receive a continuing education certificate showing that you attended over 14 hours of training.

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Registration for the 2017 RSIG and AFA Repossession & Finance Industry Professionals Education, Training & Trade Event is Open!

Attendees of the 2017 Education, Training & Trade Event for Repossession & Finance Industry Professionals hosted by Recovery Specialist Insurance Group and Allied Finance Adjusters Conference Inc. will be supporting the Recovery Agents Benefit Fund through their participation at this Don’t Miss Event.

Attendees have several opportunities to support the fund by purchasing raffle tickets at the conference and by attending the Thursday night Fundraising reception and live auction sponsored by Lighthouse Insurance Services LLC – June 22, 6pm until the donations stop coming!

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April is National Distracted Driver Month!

Seems these days there is a day or a month in honor or recognition of anything and everything, but this month there is an important one that all in the repossession industry need to pay attention to and that is National Distracted Driver Month.

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