What's Up With The Weather?
Manassas, VA - 31 May 2013
For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20
named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become
hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes
(Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).
While we tend to focus our hurricane attentions on the Atlantic Coast and Gulf regions, we cannot and
should not forget that Pacific Hurricanes are also a reality. (NOAA and the National Weather Service are
saying however that this year is anticipated to be a below average season for Pacific Hurricanes.) We
also must not forget or ignore the high probabilities of tornados like those seen last week and again this
week in the Midwest and wild fires that can be sparked by storms, enraged by high winds and intensified
by drought in the West. Tornados could perhaps be considered the most dangerous of these scenarios
because there is generally less warning and atmospheric conditions allow for multiple tornados to occur
at the same time given the dangerous combinations of instability (high and low pressure systems
meeting) and wind shear in the atmosphere. fuel your vehicles, generators etc. in advance charge laptops, tablets, cell phones back up your electronic data to a secondary location - or the "cloud" secure windows, doors, and any entrance or exit to your facility clear sewer and drainage areas of any debris that could block pipes causing water/sewage
backup have a list of important phone numbers, email addresses and contact information for key
employees, clients and insurance providers (including policy numbers should you need to file a
fuel your vehicles, generators etc. in advance
charge laptops, tablets, cell phones
back up your electronic data to a secondary location - or the "cloud"
secure windows, doors, and any entrance or exit to your facility
clear sewer and drainage areas of any debris that could block pipes causing water/sewage backup
have a list of important phone numbers, email addresses and contact information for key employees, clients and insurance providers (including policy numbers should you need to file a claim)
Most importantly remember the most important asset to your company are your people - the human
element. In the event of an emergency, people will focus on family first . work second. More and more
every year we read and see the devastation that can be caused by severe weather. We obviously
cannot control the weather, but we can control how we prepare for and react to it.
September 21, 2012
Las Vegas, NV - Recovery Specialist Insurance Group and Allied Finance Adjusters hosted a joint compliance training seminar in conjunction with Allied's mid-year meeting hosted this week at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Michael Howk, RSIG'S Director of Education and Allied's Compliance & Education Chairman Tom Wentling, presented the full day session on compliance. Attendees were provided free of charge, sample documents that can be customized for their business needs as well as the policies, procedures and forms needed to ensure that the members agency is prepared for the lenders expectations and CFPB compliance.
Over 120 were in attendance at this very important professional development and training event. For those RSIG and Allied members not able to attend the event, the documents will be made available through future joint meetings and each organization's secure website for their use. RSIG and Allied will continue to offer their members updates to these documents and policies as needed and encourage their member's to begin regular training sessions with their office and field staff to ensure everyone is prepared to deal with these new challenges. Both organizations stand ready to assist their members should questions arise.
As the value of training, education and professional development becomes the cornerstone of every successful repossession business, Recovery Specialist Insurance Group and Allied Finance Adjusters are proud as leaders in the industry to help our members position themselves to succeed in this ever evolving industry. As the industry continues to change, we remain steadfast in our desire, intent and ability to assist our growing memberships by continuing to offer these FREE and most important services and benefits of membership.
2012 AFA RSIG CFPB Compliance Training Video
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