Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work,
a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi
The Wisconsin Collectors Association (WCA) is a nonprofit Wisconsin corporation and the Wisconsin state unit of ACA International, the international trade association for debt collection agencies. Since 1936, the Wisconsin Collectors Association has served and protected the interests of the collection industry. Our members represent 70 Wisconsin businesses with over 1,000 employees. Promoting fiscal accountability via the lawful collection of consumer debt owed to Wisconsin based creditors and government entities is absolutely critical to the region’s economy. WCA members represent third-party agencies and maintain strong relationships with regional lawmakers and regulators such as the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. Our common goal is the education of all collection professionals in order to operate our collection companies ethically, professionally, and in full compliance with all state and federal laws.
We provide our services to many Wisconsin entities to help recover their revenues and to keep consumer costs down.
Debt collectors support nearly every aspect of Wisconsin’s diverse economy and WCA members are hired by:
- Law Firms
- Credit Unions
- Telecommunications Companies
- Retail Businesses
- Utility Companies
- Colleges & Universities
- Local & State Government Agencies
- Many Small Businesses
- Any Corporation, company, proprietorship or professional who directly or indirectly extends credit
All WCA members are members of ACA International.
ACA International is the association of professional businesses and individuals involved in the credit and collection industry, and has been a leading source for credit and collection information for more than 65 years. The association has more than 5,500 members. There are 43 state and regional collection associations (units) affiliated with ACA International. Collection and related companies in the United States have dual membership in their local state units and ACA. The International Unit represents collection agency members in more than 60 countries. ACA’s affiliated U.S. Units are independently incorporated associations covering one or more states. ACA serves members as the local industry resource for information, education, state legislative advocacy and more. Active participation in your local unit is the best way to build business relationships and establish a personal network of people with whom you can discuss trends and ideas, and work on common concerns that benefit your ability to conduct business in your state.