On September 2nd, U.S. Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) met with staff and toured HCI's office. Mr. Schweikert sits on the House Financial Services Committee, the subcommittee responsible for measures relating to banks, banking, economic stabilization and insurance.
"It was an honor to have Congressman David Schweikert visit HCI,” Lehr said. “Mr. Schweikert was professional, courteous and engaged with our staff. We discussed the regulatory issues facing the collection industry and how the ever-changing, ambiguous environment creates operational difficulties. Mr. Schweikert expressed appreciation for the role that we play in the economy and recognized HCI’s efforts to remain compliant and do the right thing for American consumers.”
Left to Right: Jody Johnston, Client Services Manager; Seccy Carson, Collection Manager; Christian Lehr, Chief Operating Officer; Paul Peach, Chief Executive Officer; Congressman David Schweikert (R-Ariz.); Nelson Ewing, President, Arizona Unit of ACA and Partner at Ewing & Ewing Attorneys, P.C.
PPMS is a management system for recovery agencies based upon developing, implementing and adhering to a set of strict industry-specific professional practices and policies.
PPMS certiﬁcation, much like a SAS-70 audit, requires independent CPA attestation that an agency has in place written policies, procedures, and work processes that ensure regulatory compliance and adherence to industry best practices. The agency must also demonstrate that it has procedures in place to identify and remediate any variance from these. PPMS certiﬁed agencies are subject to annual surveillance and must re-certify every ﬁve years.
An agency that has voluntarily undergone the PPMS application and certiﬁcation process is, quite simply, a better business partner than one which has not. This rigorous process results in:
This strict accreditation insures that you as HCI clients, receive the very best service.
"Clients come to us when good isn't good enough. They demand the best. We love it and wouldn't have it any other way."
— Christian Lehr, VP/COO