Palm Springs, CA – 15 November 2016 – The leadership at Recovery Industry Services Co. (RISC) heard panel discussions and networking dialogue from industry participants during Used Car Week about the importance of compliance for third-party vendors. The situation reinforced why RISC rolled out its latest offering on Tuesday.
October 10, 2017 – The year was 2006: the first internet account management software was introduced into the repossession industry. Since that time, the purveyors of different electronic account management systems have been in an all-out economic “war” to corner the market on connecting lenders with repossessors through their own proprietary software systems.
Nationwide focus on compliance standards leads recovery industry professionals to RISC’s standardized compliance training
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TAMPA, FL 10/04/2017 – Recovery Industry Services Company (RISC) announces unprecedented growth and adoption of its industry leading Certified Asset Recovery Specialist (CARS) and CARS-FC certification program. For more than 10 years, RISC has lead the way in recovery agent training with its CARS program which has certified more than 10,000 individuals since it was launched in 2002. With an ever increasing focus on compliance, lenders, forwarders and repossession professionals have sought standardized training programs and reporting to internal and 3rd party auditors, such as the CFPB.
29 September 2017 – Through a memo circulated last week, it appears as though Santander has extended their deadline for CARS certification to November 1, 2017 from its prior deadline of October 1st. The memo states that a formal notice of this is pending from Santander themselves. Included in the memo is a request to identify agencies who have refused to comply the certification mandate for the purposes of identifying gaps in coverage.
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9/27/17 – For the next 60 days (9/26/2017 to 11/25/2017) As a TexasARP member you will receive…
One year of RISC Associate membership valued at $595.00. RISC Associate membership provides a 15% discount along with access to the entire suite of RISC compliance, training, and business docs at no additional charge. If you are Texas based and purchased RISC CAN or an Associate membership within the last 60 days (7/26/2017 to 9/25/2017) and if you join TexasARP you will receive a credit for one CARS program valued at $300.00.
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?
Before I get started on this article I would be remiss if I did not first recognize those brave and compassionate recovery agents who have gone to Houston to help in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. I thank you for your efforts and pray for your safe return to your own home soon. I also continue to send prayers to those agents affected by Hurricane Harvey. Now, to my reasons for writing this article.
I read the recent editorial about Santander/Chrysler and I felt the need to respond from my point of view. One of the questions in the article was why Santander/Chrysler chose the C.A.R.S. National Certification Program for ensuring that the recovery agents they hire are professionally trained. I am going to try to answer that question only.
I read your editorial regarding Santander/Chrysler and I would like to take this opportunity to respond to parts of it. I have known Joe Taylor and Stamatis Ferarolis for more years than I can remember and I totally agree with what your editorial said about them so we will leave that where it is.
The two things I want to respond to is contingency and certification and I mean real professional certification.
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.