If you’re a professional in Financial Services, Healthcare Management, Insurance, Consumer Retail, Leasing, or any other business industry, you likely already know it’s a good idea to keep up with professionally relevant news. Sometimes that means gathering your news from cross-industry news sources to keep a pulse on all the relevant verticals affecting your business. When it comes to the sale, outsourcing, or management of any type of account—especially those that end up further downstream in the account lifecycle as delinquent, defaulted, or distressed accounts—the ARM industry is the one to know.
Known as the “Accounts Receivables Management” (ARM), the “Receivables Management,” or the less savory but still accurate “Debt Collection” industry, it’s all about the management of consumer or commercial accounts receivables. The niche industry often focuses on a fractional portion of total originated accounts from any given account originator, though the work can have a major impact on the bottom line and sustainability of businesses. Whether you work in or outside the industry, here are the top ways to stay informed about what’s going on in the ARM industry.
Receivables Info is a leading multimedia news outlet designed for professionals in the receivables management space. The website features original news, industry expertise, and several original series including the popular videocast “Receivables Roundtable,” the consumer financial literacy “Money Chat” series, Receivables Webinars, 5-Minute Pitch, and more. Visit ReceivablesInfo.com to subscribe to a succinct and mobile-friendly Friday newsletter for all the major curated news, and follow Receivables Info on LinkedIn for all the latest articles, posts, and videos as they are published.
InsideARMⓇ is a news publication of The iA Institute, publishing both original and aggregated industry news. Published since 2000, insideARM is a publication “for executives within collection agencies and law firms, debt buyers, creditors, suppliers of technology and services, regulators, investors, and other interested parties.” Its counterpart, Collections and Recovery, is a resource for consumer lending professionals in collections and recovery. InsideARM publishes a daily newsletter and Collections and Recovery publishes a weekly newsletter.
AccountsRecovery.net is another publication featuring original and aggregated news and original webinars. Subscribe to the daily digest for all the latest.
Another source for industry news includes the member and regulatory news published by the major industry trade associations including ACA International, Receivables Management Association International (RMAI), and National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA). Each of these groups is geared toward a particular facet of the ARM industry and provides unique events and publications. While there is naturally overlap in membership and relevant updates, each conducts advocacy and publishes news with a lens specific to its primary membership.
About Receivables Info
The Receivables Info team is led by ARM industry veterans who created a website for the industry, by the industry, to provide a voice to high-quality debt buyers, collection agencies, law firms, and industry partners to share marketplace news and information around the globe. The team launched the website as a rough idea in 2019 and it has evolved into a marketplace leader with additional plans for ongoing expansion to continue to serve the industry in innovative ways.