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Local Phone Numbers, Local Presence, Matters for Your Business

Local Phone Numbers, Local Presence, Matters for Your Business

When it comes to skip tracing and the business of finding people, local presence dialing makes a better call impression and gets your calls answered more often. In fact, your calls are four times more likely to be answered when you call from a local area code. Toll-free numbers have the lowest answer-rate because people know they come from businesses…. [Read more »]

A History of Compliance

A History of Compliance

The Automobile Finance and repossession industries have experienced a lot of change since the passage of The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), which created the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Dodd-Frank required that businesses involved in debt collections, debtor communications and consumer finance adopt new practices which met the regulatory requirements. Belles Camp Communications, makers of SkipTracy and… [Read more »]

Future of Auto Repossession is the Video Game Generation.

Future of Auto Repossession is the Video Game Generation.

Howdy Everyone: North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) 2015 was by far the best I’ve attended. There was great energy, and I think the industry is finally starting to adopt co-opetition. The repo industry is going to boom again. My big takeaway from this year is a thought that came to me while hanging out with two good friends, John Lewis… [Read more »]

BellesLink Adds Six New Databases for Skip Tracing

BellesLink Adds Six New Databases for Skip Tracing

BellesLink is happy to announce the addition of 6 new databases to our skip tracing platform. Like successful skip tracing, BellesLink is built on Information, Communication and Organization. To help our customers be successful, we’ve expanded our built-in Information tools with new database searches for automobile owners, bankruptcy, email and demographics. Here’s an amazing statistic: 76% of repo assignments have wrong addresses…. [Read more »]

NARS 2015-We All Need Money In the Bank

NARS 2015-We All Need Money In the Bank

If you are in the repossession industry, remember these dates—March 12-14, 2015. That’s when NARS 2015 (North American Repossessors Summit) takes place and you’ll want to be there. NARS’s 2015 theme, Money In The Bank, is focused on how to make a profit by using the building blocks of success: people, strategy, finance, sales and marketing and compliance. This year’s… [Read more »]

PICA: Great Conference. Case Closed.

PICA: Great Conference. Case Closed.

Howdy. This is Paul. I had opportunity to speak at last week’s PICA conference. What a great conference! On Friday, the first day, it was standing room only. Ann Marie had to order more food. Everyone told me that the presentations and food were great, that they easily covered their cost to attend (out of pocket cost + their time)…. [Read more »]