Oregon HB2398 Requires All Health Care Providers to “Scrub” For OHP Prior to Collections

A new law requires all Oregon health care providers to hold any debt for at least 90 days before assigning to a debt collector if … Continue reading

CRA’s Implement Significant Reporting Changes September 2017

Equifax, Trans Union, and Experian, the three largest consumer credit reporting agencies (CRA’s) entered into an agreement with multiple states attorneys general and the federal … Continue reading

Southern Participates in the 2017 Project Community Connect with the United Way

Since 2009 faith groups, government agencies, care providers, and private businesses come together to help our neighbors Southern participated in the 2017 Project Community Connect … Continue reading

Welcome to the Top 3%!

Perhaps the most-oft heard word in the credit and collection industry in the past five years is “compliance”.  ACA International, the national trade association of collectors, has … Continue reading

Credit Reporting Changes Effective September 15, 2017

The last phase of a three year agreement is coming into effect this September.  The three largest Credit Reporting Agencies (CRA’s) Trans Union, Equifax, and … Continue reading

Keeping Documents in Order

Pressure has been growing in our industry that has created an environment in our industry that requires more documentation, more proof of debt, and more confirmation … Continue reading

When do we go to work? When should we be paid?

Southern has a number of programs for our various clients for collecting their unpaid debts.  What we do, when we do it, and what we charge … Continue reading

“How long will you work to collect my debts?”

This is one of the most oft-asked questions we get from our Clients and prospective clients.  And the answer is simple, and complex!  The simple … Continue reading