Debt Relief Professionals explore the activities and highlights that are planned specifically for your profession and industry. Debt Relief Expo 2014 offers plenty of opportunities for professionals within the consumer debt relief industry to meet up with peers and experts to discuss current topics of interest and establish new business relationships. Free to attend with absolutely no travel or accommodation costs.
Debt Relief Expo 2014 launched very successfully less than 4 weeks ago…it is the debt relief industry’s year round virtual conference & trade show… Free attendance…”Learn, Connect & Grow“…Expert industry presentations on subjects important to consumer debt relief company owners and managers…
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Canadians are making a lot of purchases on borrowed money — and sooner or later, they’re going to have to pay up.
Credit card debt alone accounts for $81.6 billion, up six per cent over the previous fiscal year.
While it’s unsurprising to see the leap in the final quarter of any given year — that is when many are making their holiday purchases or buying winter vacations on credit cards — the overall increase year-over-year could be cause for concern.
According to Regina Malina, the firm’s director of modelling and analytics, “monthly payments are being made … (and) consumers and lenders continue to be responsible in how they’re using credit.”
The report also shows that delinquency rate — in other words, debts that have been left unpaid for 90 days or more — were at 1.12 per cent nationally, down .07 per cent over the previous year.
However, there is a big difference between making monthly payments and paying down debt — and with debt apparently on the rise, and not decline, people may just be treading water or paying off the interest.
Though the sky is not yet falling, it’s important that Canadians balance their spending so that they can pay down their debts.
It’s bad enough to be broke. Being broke and in debt is worse. And it sucks for the economy, too.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched a complaint database in November 2011, and it collected more than 25,000 complaints through mid-September 2013. A report released Jan. 14 by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group summarized some of the findings.
The credit card issuer that got the most complaints was Capital One, with 5,265 or 21% of the complaints. That was followed by Citibank at 18%, then Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase at 13% each.
When you look at the number of complaints based on the purchase volume, though, GE Capital ranks lowest among issuers. GE Capital got 88 complaints for every $1 billion in transactions — much higher than the other companies. Capital One, by comparison, got only 46 complaints for every $1 billion.
The good news is that approximately 40% of account holders who registered a complaint with the CFPB have had their problems resolved since filing the complaint. Roughly 29% got some type of refund from their credit card company, with an average refund of $128.
The most common complaint concerned billing disputes (16% of the total complaints), followed by difficulties with APR or interest rates (10%) and trouble with identity theft, fraud and embezzlement (7%).
The International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators, a nationally recognized provider of debt relief certification programs, is proud to announce the launch of the debt relief industry’s year round virtual conference and trade show.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 — International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA), long the provider of the debt relief industry’s leading certification training programs is very pleased to lead the changing face of the consumer debt relief industry with an innovative new way for those providing debt relief services to consumers in need to Learn, Connect & Grow.
Debt Relief Expo 2014 Virtual Conference & Trade Show is a free, year round virtual event (attendees can access all sessions from their computers) that provides multiple learning presentations on topics including legal compliance, agency quality assurance, customer relationship management, social media marketing and much more.
In addition to the dynamic conference presentation agenda, attendees can take advantage of this fully interactive event featuring live chats, social networking opportunities and can also download all conference resources for their offline review. Best of all, they can accomplish all of this and more for free and from the comfort of their own office.
Leading companies in the consumer debt relief industry can showcase their company to attendees with custom exhibitor booths in the virtual exhibition hall. The exhibitor booths feature the company’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube links and have the company’s complete corporate website embedded.
Laurence Larose the virtual event’s coordinator says “we are very excited to provide the very first event of this kind to our industry and will work to be sure it is the best it can be.”
Consumer Debt Relief professionals can register for this free event here:
Our virtual conference and trade show Debt Relief Expo 2014 just launched yesterday and early registrations for attendees is very strong.
This is a year round event and is expected to be very successful and well supported by the consumer debt relief industry.
Until a couple of years ago, I never seriously considered attending or launching a virtual conference. It seemed to me that I would miss out on the main benefits that I found in face-to-face conferences – networking, meeting new people and enjoying the exhibit hall browsing experience. But after attending and later exhibiting at Campus Technology’s virtual conference, my perception started to change, and we subsequently decided to try hosting one at my company, Kaltura.
In the past, hosting major conferences was a luxury typically affordable to only large corporations and businesses with deep pockets. Today, organizations of all sizes are empowered by the Web and the reduction in production costs to host their own conferences – virtually (provided that they can create interesting, valuable and engaging content).
Last December, we conducted our first Kaltura Education Video Summit, a virtual conference that showcased speeches and discussions with industry leaders and decision-makers in education, learning and training. The summit allowed users to connect and network with leaders in the education industry via a virtual, interactive environment. With just a few clicks, attendees could meet thought leaders, collaborate with peers, and download information – all from the comfort of their office or home. We even had a virtual exhibit hall, where companies had “booths” that attendees could stop by.
The event was extremely successful. Thousands of people signed up for the live event, which featured speakers from the likes of Yale Law School, Oracle, Cornell University, and more. Thousands more viewed the on-demand content after the live event. Following last year’s success, we are now conducting a bigger virtual summit this year, which will take place this month.
Virtual conferences are not only an amazing marketing tool, but also a great networking and learning experience for audiences attending them. They are actually fun and engaging, and are environmentally friendly.
Virtual Conferences are here to stay for many reasons:
Easy and cost effective for organizers and participants. The main cost associated with a virtual conference is that of producing the content for the conference and delivering such content in an engaging and interactive way. My company teamed up with InterCall, an industry leader in virtual conference environments and webcasting, to create our summit, which in turn allowed us to focus on the content. Audiences from around the globe could easily join our summit at no cost.
Anywhere, anytime. People can attend virtual events from anywhere in the world, and if they can’t make the live event, they can still benefit from the VOD content later. All you need in order to attend is a connected device and decent Internet connection. . .
Networking made easy. Attendees of a physical conference often need to scour exhibition rooms and corridors searching for nametags and tracking down industry leaders with whom they want to speak. With a virtual conference, these physical barriers are stripped away. Attendees have immediate access to fellow attendees, as well as speakers and exhibitors, with just a few clicks of the mouse..
Accelerates pipeline deals. Feedback from our virtual summit clearly showed that organizations that were deliberating using our technology found the virtual event extremely helpful and accelerated their decision to close the deal. Learning from the sessions, and having access to their peers, resulted in a faster decision.
Valuable analytics. Virtual conferences offer analytics that cannot be typically gathered accurately in a physical event. You can see for example which sessions attendees watched, which virtual booths they visited, what resources they downloaded from booths, and with whom they spoke.
Environmentally friendly. A virtual conference does not involve travel. Additionally, all collateral (brochures, data-sheets, and give-aways) are virtual, hence avoiding all printed material in conferences that anyhow gets trashed later on.
As businesses look for new ways to engage audiences and push branded content, virtual conferences will undoubtedly become more popular and will help transform the way we do business in our increasingly global village for years to come.
Debt Relief Expo 2014 is open! The debt relief industry’s “free” year round virtual trade show & conference.
Register Here: http://www.debtreliefexpo.com
Everyone is welcome and attendance is free!
Unlimited access to Debt Relief Expo 2014 for all consumer debt relief professionals. Debt Relief Expo will benefit all consumer debt relief providers including bankruptcy attorneys, consumer credit counselors, debt settlement consultants and consolidation loan lenders. Expo content is updated constantly, please visit often!
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