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ARA November Webinar Registration Now Available

Nov 12, 2013 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on ARA November Webinar Registration Now Available

Our November webinar will cover ARA’s Compliance Website Training. Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions this week.

Thursday, November 14 at 11:30 a.m. CST/12:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m. CST/3 p.m. EST

ARA members and lenders must register online for the webinar with individual email addresses to receive a certificate of completion. If computer sharing is necessary, please provide a list of employee names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet to

This presentation will discuss the new minimum compliance standards for all ARA members. We will discuss what those standards are, how we help you meet them and how we are going to demonstrate to clients that you are a part of the most compliant network of professional recovery and remarking agencies in the country. We will showcase our new ARA website and demonstrate how you can use it to market your company to lenders. We will also discuss the new ARA Recovery Management Software and how to sign up to receive assignments directly from clients.
If you have any questions or feedback about our webinar series, please contact ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 or

Please Fill Out This Brief Survey

Oct 24, 2013 • NewsComments Off on Please Fill Out This Brief Survey


We would love your input on our upcoming NARS event, as well as on the 2014 ARA Member Directory.

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NARS 2014 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Are Now Open

Oct 14, 2013 • NewsComments Off on NARS 2014 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Are Now Open


The North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) is an industry event hosted by the American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA) and Time Finance Adjusters (TFA) that focuses on education, key issues impacting the industry and networking. We are proud to announce that sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now available for our sixth annual event. (more…)

Utilize ARA’s Recovery Management Software

Oct 2, 2013 • Tools & InsightsComments Off on Utilize ARA’s Recovery Management Software

Our new website features our integration with PRIOS that uses zip codes as one of the agent locating methods. With this new feature, you will now have the zip code of every refer-to included in the ARA Assignment Management Software and the ARA website agent search function. Learn more about the software HERE.

Who Has to Provide ACA Exchange Notices Today?

Oct 1, 2013 • NewsComments Off on Who Has to Provide ACA Exchange Notices Today?

The following was published by Doug Duncan, President of Your HR Solutions. 

Today is the day the new health care exchanges open under the Affordable Care Act, and it also is the date by which employers should have notified employees about the availability of the exchanges. Do you know what information you have to provide? (more…)

Tips To Enhance Your Website

Oct 1, 2013 • Tools & InsightsComments Off on Tips To Enhance Your Website

Dawn Psaromatis and Annie Gerson of Wellington Group, a marketing, public relations and social media firm that delivers creative and strategic communications programs, presented at ARA’s 2013 Convention about how to enhance your website. Here are some of their suggested tips:

Things to Consider:

  • The shelf life of a website is 3-5 years – expectations and functions change quickly; It’s a worthwhile investment to stay on top of it.
  • Strong design = more credibility; When trying to change the perception of your industry, having a professionally designed site will help. (more…)

The Importance of NARS 2014

Sep 24, 2013 • NewsComments Off on The Importance of NARS 2014

The following is a guest post by Alex Price.

Greetings from the great state of Alabama Roll Tide Roll!

I tend to operate under the totem of the Bear, and as anyone with half a brain can tell you:  Don’t poke the Bear.  Well this Bear has come out of hibernation (my previously announced sabbatical) for this one-time blog post on a subject I felt compelled to share with all of you as we consider the annual gathering for the North American Repossessor Summit of 2014 in Dallas TX.

At the 2013 NARS convention I ran into a very old friend, Paul Kulas, with whom I had not spoken or seen in years.  What started as a chance encounter developed into a 4-hour conversation in the lobby of the hotel, allowing our old friendship to click once again as though we had been speaking to each other every day.  He was a scheduled presenter for NARS 2013, and he delivered one of the most engaging talks of the event.  I truly hope they bring him back and give him more time to talk!


NFA Hires Director of Business Development

Sep 17, 2013 • NewsComments Off on NFA Hires Director of Business Development

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National Finance Adjusters (NFA), a structured business cooperative owned by the top industry leading recovery and remarketing professionals in the nation, today announced it has hired John Houston to join its growing team as the Director of Business Development. In his new role, Houston will be responsible for creating advertising and marketing strategies, executing sales presentations and producing a skip tracing program to help NFA expand its business products and services to new and existing clients.

Houston has more than 10 years of experience in the recovery and repossession industry. In his previous role, he was the Director of Business Development at Portfolio Recovery Association (PRA), where he focused on creating new business as well as implement programs, training and consultation services. His intimate knowledge of the auto loan and skip tracing industry allowed him to establish strong relationships with large lenders and significantly reduce their charge offs and overall financial losses. Houston will bring his expertise to NFA to help the company grow and to develop new lender leads. (more…)

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