The Association of Credit Counseling Professionals (ACCPros) is offering a FREE education series to the Credit Counseling industry. They say they are offering this not only to improve Best Practices in the industry but to also promote their association.
ACCPros states it is unique in the industry as a 501c6 trade association which allows them to lobby directly with lawmakers, and influence legislation that affects all credit counseling providers.
Michael Kerr, their lobbyist, formerly with the Uniform Law Commission, is on the ground working in a number of states, including Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, and Utah. They are also approaching regulators in Michigan, where ACCPros members have a number of issues with the credit counseling audits.
The meeting will be held Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT -to- Friday May 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM EDT at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. More information is available here.
ACCPros is also making previous sessions available online. These include:
Session I – Jonathan L. Pompan, Esq. Venable LLP Legal and Regulatory Myths Debunked for Credit Counseling Agencies
Session II – Samuel T. Jackson, Member President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability
Session III – Robby Birnbaum, Esq. Greenspoon Marder; Fasten Your Seatbelts-Cutting Edge Alternatives Debt Management Programs & Approaches to State & Federal Regulators-For Better or Worse,What Your Fellow Companies Are Doing Now To Compete with Alternative Providers.
Session IV – John Sours, Administrator of the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, Georgia Office of Consumer Protection
Sesson V – Dan Dennings, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
Session VI – Susan Lupton, Center for Responsible Lending; Payday Loan in Disguise?
Session VII – Michigan: Karen Tingley and Paige Colley,Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation;
Session VIII – Colorado Attorney General’s Office; Cheryl Charleswell,
Session IX – US Virgin Island Division of Banking and Insurance
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