Daily News: April 11, 2014

Encore Capital Earns Certified Debt Buyer Designation

Encore Capital Group announced it earned the designation of Certified Professional Receivables Company (CPRC) after completing the prescribed requirements of DBA International’s rigorous Debt Buyer Certification Program.

Additionally, DBA International elected Amy Anuk, Encore’s SVP of Business Development as chair of its Certification Council.

“DBA certification is the gold standard for our industry,” said Anuk. “It not only strengthens Encore’s global leadership position, but it also recognizes our longstanding commitment to operating ethically and treating consumers with respect.”

As chair of the 11-member Certification Council, Anuk will be responsible for the administration of DBA’s Debt Buyer Certification Program. She previously served on the inaugural task force responsible for the creation and launch of the Debt Buyer Certification Program and as chair of the Standards Committee on the Certification Council. Anuk brings more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role. At Encore, she oversees the acquisition of consumer debt portfolios and manages the company’s partnerships with major financial institutions. Under her direction, Encore has invested over $2.6 billion in portfolio purchases.

DBA President Bryan Faliero, said, “By becoming a Certified Debt Buyer, Encore has demonstrated that it is committed to operating with the highest ethical standards, and will abide by the program’s standards of excellence.”