By Catherine LaCroix
South African leading debt collection agency, Shapiro Shaik Defries & Associates (SSDA) recently acquired membership with the Receivables Management Association International (RMAI). SSDA began its debt collection services with just four collectors in 2004, and now boasts over 800 collectors at the time of this writing.
“Shapiro Shaik Defries and Associates have long believed in engaging and supporting our industry,” says Trent Lockstone, the Global Executive for Growth and Innovation at SSDA. “By joining RMAI, we can meet these objectives whilst at the same time being held accountable by the industry. RMAI is a very highly regarded association and we are proud to be members.”
RMAI has an impressive roster of more than 550 member companies worldwide and offers “countless opportunities to develop your business and career at the local, national, and international level.” Their services include educational webinars, an annual conference, a member directory, and networking opportunities at all business levels. From RMAI’s website, “RMAI’s Receivables Management Certification Program and its Code of Ethics set the global standard within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practice which focus on the protection of the consumer.”
Alongside its prestigious memberships within RMAI and ACA, SSDA is a market leader in first-party Accounts Receivable Management and provides services to Listed Companies and Non-Listed BlueChip Credit Granters. Their mission is to strengthen their client’s revenue and brand.
Trent adds “SSDA believe in the principle of impact sourcing. We know that South Africa offers great value to the U.S. market and we are excited to begin this journey. We further understand the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to the U.S. economy and we want to add capacity to our clients and help consumers deal with the new reality.”