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Member Alert: California Exempts CARES Act Payments from Garnishment and Private Student Loan Relief for Californians

April 24, 2020:

California Exempts CARES Act Payments from Garnishment

On April 23, 2020, California’s Governor Newsom, signed an Executive Order that exempts garnishment for any individuals receiving federal, state or local government financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means, effective immediately, any federal, state or local government financial assistance made available to […]

2020-04-24T12:20:26-07:00April 24, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Indiana Supreme Court Exercises Rule Making Authority to Protect COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

April 23, 2020: Under Indiana law, the Indiana Supreme Court has supervisory authority to issue Orders to protect the public interest on an emergency basis. Earlier this month, the Indiana Supreme Court invoked this authority to prohibit Indiana courts from issuing new writs of attachment, civil bench warrants, or body attachments until the expiration of […]

2020-04-24T12:17:25-07:00April 24, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: New York and Oregon Exempt CARES Act Payments from Garnishment

April 20, 2020:

New York

On Saturday April 18, 2020, New York’s attorney general said banks and debt collectors cannot freeze or seize stimulus funds.

Under New York law, certain types of property — including public benefits like public assistance, social security, and veterans’ and retirement benefits — are exempt from execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other […]

2020-04-21T13:04:48-07:00April 20, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Nebraska: Five More States Take Steps to Curtail Collection Actions During State of Emergency

April 16, 2020:


On April 14, 2020, the Governor of Washington issued an emergency proclamation temporarily prohibiting the garnishment of wages and other income to collect judgments, and the accrual of post judgment interest on such judgments for consumer debt throughout Washington State. Consumer Debt is defined in Washington code section RCW 6.01.060(2) as: “[A]ny obligation […]

2020-04-16T15:22:22-07:00April 16, 2020|Member Alerts|

Press Release: RMAI Supports Protection of Federal Stimulus Funds from Collections

(Sacramento, CA): On Monday, April 13, 2020, the Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) delivered a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in support of recent efforts to ensure that direct funds distributed to households through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are not subject to collection as part of resolving outstanding […]

2020-04-16T14:11:59-07:00April 16, 2020|Press Releases|

Member News: Vertican Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

April 15, 2020: Fairfield, NJ – Vertican Technologies, a global leader in the debt collection software industry, announced today the retirement of founder and chief executive officer, Stevan H. Goldman and promotion of Isaac Goldman.

Stevan has been a pioneer of the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) industry for more than four decades, revolutionizing the way data collection […]

2020-05-04T09:23:36-07:00April 15, 2020|Member News, Member Press, Public News|

Member Alert: Updated COVID-19 Guidance to RMAI Members

April 13, 2020: In response to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) will issue updates periodically with guidance for our members. The summary below includes some information we previously communicated on 3/17/20, 3/20/20, and 3/24/20, plus new guidance on the use of Federal Stimulus Funds. Please take a few minutes […]

2020-04-13T12:09:26-07:00April 13, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: DC Adopts New Restrictions for the Collection of Debt in Response to COVID-19

April 9, 2020: On April 7, 2020 Washington DC City Council passed the COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency and Temporary Amendment Act of 2020. The new rules for debt collection in Washington DC take effect immediately for a period spanning the duration of the state of emergency plus 60 days. Under the authority vested in him, […]

2020-04-09T13:59:16-07:00April 9, 2020|Member Alerts|

Crown Asset Management Supports Frontline COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

Duluth, Georgia, April 7, 2020 — Crown Asset Management, LLC announced today that it has made a contribution to a local food service provider, Gourmet Innovations, to fund meals for frontline service care providers involved in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Crown Asset Management is a leading accounts receivable management […]