Out with the Old, In with the New!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 1, 2016

To All Our Clients, Adjusters, Transporters and Associates:

As of this date we would like to inform you that changes are being made to our company.

After 30 years the corporate office of Falcon International has given me the opportunity to buy Falcon Northeast. Since the death of our founder, Harvey C. Altes in March of 2015 we have come to an agreement.

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CORPS Announcement –CARS Revises Contract

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For Immediate Release

Over the last few months the Council of Repossession Professionals (CORP), has been asked to address concerns regarding service level agreements (SLAs), aka contracts. The CORP is made up of representatives from all of the State and National Associations/ Groups throughout the United States. Due to widespread industry concern involving service level agreements (SLAs) member agents have asked their respective associations for help when it comes to (SLAs).   The CORP’s mission is to address issues of industry concern for agents, clients and suppliers. Our goal is to reach an amicable resolution that is fair and balanced for all parties.

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CORP Issues Statement on Service Agreement Contracts

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25 Feb 2016 – It has become more and more frequent that we as an industry have been asked to sign service contracts which are one-sided in many respects, providing maximum protections to the financial institutions while exposing our industry to greater liability, even in cases where the financial institutions are solely responsible for the actions that give rise to this exposure.

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VTS & RepoPulse Partner for Webinar to Help Agents Build for the Future

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PRESS RELEASE

It can be easy for those working at repossession agencies to develop tunnel vision at times and focus most of their concentration on finding cars. If repossession agents can’t find cars, there really isn’t a need to worry about anything else.

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The Recovery Agents Benefit Fund (The RABF)…A Year in Review

rabf2Years ago, when word of a repossessor’s injury or death occurred, donations quickly followed. Then with the turn in the economy and the slow recovery those donations have essentially stopped…. A troubling sign of the times.

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Let’s Build a Bridge

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As a skip-tracer I have worked for banks, recovery agents, bail agents and everything in between. The single common thread is that they all have in common is they need to find that elusive human being. Commonly during my career I would find that both the bondsman and the recovery agent were looking for the same person, and once they joined forces, networked together and shared information, they were successful dare I say even unstoppable!

Can you imagine the level of information and technology that could be shared between the great men and women of each of these industries if my hypothetical bridge were to become a reality?

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TFA Offers Compliance Membership Incentive to Repossession Industry

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June 16th, 2015 – In order to further expand the geographical reach, and levels of CFPB compliance within its organization, Time Finance Adjusters is offering a substantial discount to new applicants who are current VTS subscribers.

TFA is offering a 25% discount for all listing fees for the first year of TFA membership to VTS subscribers who are not yet part of the TFA network. This also would be an inducement for those considering joining a national association, and also requiring high-level CFPB compliance, to join both organizations at a substantial discount.

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Reflections on Harvey Altes – from this grown-up ‘Kid’

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I found out this morning that my friend, mentor and Godfather of the Recovery Industry, Harvey Altes, has passed away. I know there has never been anyone who has done more in our beloved industry than Harvey, but it is not just the industry that owes this man a debt. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of those who have been individually graced by the influence of Harvey. They all have their own stories to tell. This one is mine.

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