Automating the CCMA Process in Ireland Benefits Lenders and Borrowers

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In mortgage markets, good news and bad news often go hand in hand. Big challenges for lenders are often accompanied by large opportunities. This good news/bad news dichotomy is easy to spot in the Irish mortgage market because of its small size and exposure to both UK and EU financial trends. In the middle of … Read more

Juggling Language, Currency, and Regulatory Inconsistencies in EU Debt Collection Efforts

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Lenders who operate across the European Union (EU) must juggle a range of regulatory requirements regarding their debt-collection strategies and processes. And oftentimes lenders must be able to react quickly to new regulatory requirements.  For example, some EU countries limit how many times debt collectors can contact individuals each month about their past-due accounts. Others … Read more

Competing Rules—Do GDPR and PSD2 Work Together or Against Each Other?

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Were you perplexed by the recent bombardment of emails concerning privacy policies? Since you’re reading this, you likely know that it was due to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect on 25 May of this year. Its purpose is to protect data subjects’ control of and access to their personal … Read more

Australian Lenders Facing Changes with Comprehensive Credit Reporting

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This is the third of a three-part series on Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia. Be sure to also read Part 1 and Part 2. In my previous two posts, we’ve looked at the history of Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) in Australia as well as how a CCR mandate may affect consumers. In this third and … Read more

On a Positive Note: Consumer Benefits of Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) in Australia

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This is the second of a three-part series on Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia. Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 3. Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) was only introduced in Australia in 2014, and since that time, participation has been voluntary. It is still a very small percentage of credit accounts that are being reported, … Read more

International Data Privacy: Out in Front in the Outback

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This is the last in a series examining data privacy and the international data security regulatory environment. For the first installment, click here. For the second installment, click here. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2016 was the focus of my last post because of its wide-ranging approach to protecting sensitive data. … Read more

The History of Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia


This is the first of a three-part series on comprehensive credit reporting in Australia. Be sure to also read Part 2. and Part 3. In Australia, comprehensive credit reporting (CCR) is quite a new phenomenon. It was only in 2014 that CCR was even a possibility. Up until that time, Australia’s Privacy Act prohibited anything but … Read more

Katabat’s Mike D’Andrade to Speak at UK Credit & Collections Conference

Katabat’s Mike D’Andrade will be speaking about best practice when handling vulnerable customers at the UK Credit & Collections Conference on 5 October. Mike D’Andrade will be participating as part of the panel on Identifying and Engaging with Vulnerable Customers. Some of the topics covered at the conference include: · Defining vulnerability and broaching the … Read more

Katabat (formerly CMC) Announces Relocation of U.S. Corporate Headquarters

Rapid Growth Leads to Major Expansion WILMINGTON, Del., Apr 20, 2015— Katabat, a leading provider of credit customer management solutions for global lenders, today announced a major expansion of their corporate headquarters. To accommodate continued rapid growth, the company has relocated to the historic Pennsylvania Railroad Building adjacent to the Amtrak Wilmington Station. The company’s new address is 112 … Read more

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