May 21st-23rd, 2013
2013 National Alliance of "Buy Here Pay Here Dealers" Convention Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV,
Allied Finance Adjusters will be attending the 15th Annual NABD National Conference. David Sullivan and Jordan
Sawalqah will be manning our booth, so stop by and say hi and pick up a copy of our membership directory. They can also answer any questions you may have regarding repossessions services nationwide.
April 16th-19th, 2013
2013 AFA & RSIG Joint Convention-Fort Lauderdale, FL,
The first joint convention for Allied Financial Adjusters and RSIG is officially in the history books, and what a show it was! 400-plus recovery agents landed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from all corners of the United States. The mood of the event was upbeat from the moment it started to the final bell. The sunny beach location reflected the positive outlook for the industry’s future. The comfort and amenities offered by the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six added to the enjoyment. The Following are some highlights of the event. Read More
March 14th, 2013
2013 Florida Tow Show April 10th - 14th 2013
Come join Allied Finance Adjusters for the first ever FREE Repo Expo at Disney World, Orland Florida, April 10-13, 2013. This will be the largest you've seen, and there's no fee to attend!
The Repo Expo is hosted by FLACARS - Florida Alliance of Certified Asset Recovery Specialists, TFA - Time Finance Adjusters, and PWOF - Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida, Inc.
The Repo Expo will be a great time of work and play, with educational speakers from the lending community, a Repo Rodeo, awards and prizes. For more details visit the website: http://www.repoexpo2013.com/
January 8th, 2013
Allied Finance Adjusters and
Recovery Specialist Insurance Group
Announce Joint Annual Convention
to be held April 17-19, 2013 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Finance Adjusters and Recovery Specialist Insurance Group are proud to announce
that our 2013 Annual Conferences will be a collaborative effort, joining two
powerhouse organizations for 3 days of education, training, networking and
don’t miss event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in sunny Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida April 17-19, 2013.
constant evolution of and complex issues that face our industry provide
significant challenges to our memberships and the industry as a whole. We hope
to address some of these issues at this important event. We intend to provide a
forum for discussion of these issues and to offer comprehensive programs and
solutions to help repossessors face and overcome these challenges.
recovery lenders, vendors and repossessor are welcome to attend. Programs will
include training on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Compliance, the latest
in legal trends and decisions, internet profiling, and much more.
more information about the event, visit the
Page at the Allied website or
the Events Page of the RSIG website.
December 14th, 2012
Allied Finance Adjuster New State of the art
website - Raleigh, NC.
The member search function on the home page allows
quick and seamless access for clients to locate AFA members nationwide. When
you enter the debtor’s zip code the results will return all AFA members within
a 250 mile radius, listing the members in order by distance from the debtor’s
address. From the AFA Members profile page you can
send an assignment, print their bond and contact information.
With a simple click of the mouse on the home
page you can request a 2012 -2013 Allied Membership printed directory as well
as watch a short video from the AFA President George Badeen. The about Allied
link will provide you with the history of Allied as well as trade associations
and the AFA code of Ethics. The Video link has over 20 videos of our past
conventions, educational speakers and CFPB compliance training seminars
December 7th, 2012
Training Seminar - Atlanta GA
and Allied Finance Adjusters Conference to present a day of compliance, Friday
December 7, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Atlanta Airport North.
This is a full day compliance training event is available exclusively to
members of RSIG and Allied Finance
Adjusters Conference Inc and their employees.
order to stay ahead of potential compliance issues, RSIG and Allied Finance
Adjusters Conference collaborated on a comprehensive set of office documents
that will ensure your office is ready for whatever compliance related issues
come your way. These documents will be discussed and made available to Allied
and RSIG members at this one-day conference. The compliance seminar will begin
at 8amon Friday, Dec 7th and is a full day session scheduled to end at 5:30pm
with continental breakfast, buffet lunch and morning and afternoon breaks
September 21, 2012
Seminar - Las Vegas, NV
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
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
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.
September 11, 2012
Eric M. North
Training Seminar - Long Beach, CA
“Repossessions: Before And After You Take
Possession” The seminar, which was held Sept. 11, 2012 at the Long Beach
Marriott in Long Beach, Calif., featured Eric M. North, Esq. of Moore,
Brewer, Wolfe, Jones, Tyler, and North as
well as NorthLegal Training and Publications.
The seminar covered California repossession
laws and procedures, and more than 100 lenders attended the all-day training
session. Prior to Mr. North’s presentation, AFA President George Badeen
presented AFA’s new video, “How to Select A Properly Trained
And Qualified Repossessor.”
The day concluded with a networking
reception, which allowed lenders and repossessors to exchange views and ideas
about the industry.
The Long Beach seminar is the second in a
series of which AFA is producing nationwide for lenders and repossesor. The
premiere event was held in May in Chicago, Ill. Given the impact of first two
educational events, future dates will be set for target regions around the
May 22nd, 2012
Eric M. North
Training Seminar - Chicago, IL
Finance Adjusters is pleased to announce it will be presenting for lending
institutions in association with Eric M. North of NorthLegal Training and
Publications. Mr. North is an attorney and nationally-recognized speaker with
more than 30 years experience handling repossession-related issues for consumer
July 1, 2012, Illinois law regarding repossessions will change. We all need to
be prepared! Eric North will guide you through the legislation as well as a
number of other important topics that are just as vital to our industry. Save
yourself headaches by picking up ample knowledge here!
legislation impacts our livelihood on a daily basis — and it’s ever evolving.
Eric North’s seminar is a perfect opportunity to learn how these laws serve to
protect the consumers and the lenders. This lesson will make a difference in
your approach to repossessions!
might be the most important event you attend in 2012!
May 16th, 2012
Adjusters 76th Annual Convention - Paris Hotel Las Vegas, NV.
highlight of the event was the awards show which presented awards to several
AFA members for their contribution to the association and the industry.
Humanitarian Award was presented to the Recovery Agents Benefit Fund
Paul J. Leuleu Award, was presented to George Badeen of Midwest Recovery & Adjustment.
Behind the Scenes Award was presented to David Keever of Midwest Recovery.
AFA Rookie of the Year was presented to Robin Mathews of AKA Recovery.
The Leo L. How Award, was
presented to David Sullivan of Select Recovery Agents, Inc.
February 1st 2012
Drive - Raleigh, NC.
Finance Adjusters Conference welcomes owners of all recovery agency's
to apply for membership with AFA.
While AFA’s stringent rules and regulations for membership remain firm,
including site inspections and credit and criminal background checks, the Not-For-Profit
AFA trade association is expediting the application process so applicants will
be in compliance with the aforementioned necessities.
addition to the bond coverage under AFA’s $1,000,000 bond, should you qualify, as a member
of the oldest and largest independent repossession trade association in the
country. You will have access to the member only marketing lists, a listing in
the annual directory and on AFA’s website, attendance at our annual and midyear
conventions, access to educational seminars and materials, large vendor support
and much, much more!
AFA partnered with RSIG for access to its NAMS portal and exclusive clients.
This is a significant benefit to all AFA members.
apply via membership application at www.alliedfinanceadjusters.com. For
questions, please contact our home office at 800-843-1232, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
more than 76 years, AFA has educated, represented and connected repossessors
and lenders in the industry on a nationwide level. AFA is member driven, and
every member has an equal voice toward the AFA’s future.
April 13th, 2011
Adjusters Celebrates 75th Anniversary - St. Louis, MO
Louis, MO – April 13-16, 2011 – To celebrate its long and storied history,
Allied Finance Adjusters held its 75th Anniversary celebration at its annual
convention at the Hyatt Regency which kicked off a three day event which
featured RSIG certification and a “Black Tie” awards show to honor its founding
fathers and surviving veteran association members.
convention began with a Welcome Reception atop The Hyatt Regency’s 18th floor
with sweeping views of St. Louis as members and guests met and got
reacquainted. Guest speakers present was Michele
Stuart of JAG Investigations, Stephanie Berman Schneider Esq. and Ron Berman Esq.
speaking on “Limiting liability for lenders and recovery agents”. Adam M. LaBoda, who specializes in Credit Union representation, of
Spencer. Fane, Britt and Browne spoke on “Legal issues involved in
collections.” Mike Reiter of HAR and RABF spoke twice and held an auction of a
tow package provided by Dynamic Tow which raised $11,000 toward the Recovery
Agents Benefit Fund (RABF.)
highlight of the event was the awards show which presented awards to several
AFA members for their contribution to the association and the industry. Their Humanitarian
Award was presented to the always humble and always helpful Mike and Rachael Reiter of HAR, Reseda,
CA, for their work in the Recovery Agents Benefit Fund (RABF). The Paul
J. Leuleu Award, which is attributed to the AFA pioneer of the same name was awarded to Carl
Purvis of Federal Auto Recovery of Atlanta, GA. This honor is awarded to
the member who exemplifies loyalty, harmony and integrity to the association,
its client and members, the member’s ability to promote, educate and harmonize
the relations between clients and adjusters and the member’s integrity toward
the promotion of the repossession profession. Chuck Cowherd of Action Auto Recovery of Los Angeles, CA was
awarded the Allied Golden Achievement Award
for excellence in improving standards of quality, performance and awareness of
Allied Finance Adjusters Conference between clients and members. The Behind the Scenes Awards, which
recognizes those persons that dedicate their time and efforts to assist in the
day to day operations that move this association forward, went to John Michael of WebWeaver
Ben Jones from the AFA’s home
office. The AFA Rookies of the Year
were Harlan Cody of Careful Asset
Recovery Service, Inc. Lynnwood, WA and Scott
Fornaro of Coastline Recovery Service, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. The Leo L. How Award, which is awarded to Allied
members who exemplify the qualities of friendship, brotherhood and goodwill. Was awarded to Matt Dubach.
an introduction by AFA President George Badeen, AFA alumni members Jack
Daniels, Carl Grandinetti, Al Michel and Lloyd Swor provided the sharp dressed
members of the “Black Tie” gala their recollections of the repossession
industry from its early days. George Badeen was also presented an Alumni member
Finance Adjusters was founded in the summer of 1936 by eight founders, most of
which hailed from the San Francisco Bay Area with a vision of the industry’s
future. With this vision they made great sacrifices by picking up and moving
their families to places like Chicago, New York, Saint Louis, Los Angeles,
Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.