The Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) is one of the oldest and most respected creditors’ rights organizations in the country, and their certification is the most rigorous in the industry. Requirements of this certification include posting a $300,000 surety bond for the protection of our clients, maintaining client trust accounts, allowing onsite inspection by the Association, and other compliance standards. Of the nation’s 4,000 Collection Agencies, Caine & Weiner Company, Inc. takes great pride in being among the 1% who have qualified for this highly coveted certification.

ACA International (ACA), the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, is the comprehensive, knowledge-based resource for success in the credit and collection industry. Founded in 1939, ACA brings together more than 5,500 members worldwide, including third-party collection agencies, asset buyers, attorneys, creditors and vendor affiliates. ACA establishes ethical standards, produces a wide variety of products, services and publications, and articulates the value of the credit and collection industry to businesses, policymakers and consumers.

ACA International (ACA), formerly the American Collectors Association, was created in 1939 to bring together third-party collection professionals to advance the credit and collection industry.

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The International Association of Commercial Collectors, Inc. (IACC) is an international trade association comprised of more than 240 collection specialists and 160 commercial attorneys. With members throughout the U.S. and in 20 countries, IACC is the largest organization of commercial collection specialists in the world. Caine & Weiner Company, Inc. is one of just a handful of IACC agencies that has been awarded certification by them.

IACC exists to promote the general welfare of the commercial collection profession by providing products, services and growth opportunities to member collection agency companies, attorneys and credit granting professionals.

IACC serves members and represents the commercial collection industry by providing high quality industry-related resources and educational programs, promoting professional and ethical industry conduct between members and their clients and creating an environment of trust and integrity.

ELFAThe Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) provides its members with direct benefits and comprehensive services, assists in the resolution of industry issues, and promotes high standards of business practices within the industry. The association publishes various books and statistical materials in addition to the magazine “Equipment Leasing Today.” Members may take advantage of many educational programs such as industry seminars, executive roundtables, national conferences, fundamental workshops, and the ELFA’s annual convention.

Organized in 1961, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is a non-profit association that represents companies involved in the dynamic equipment leasing and finance industry to the business community, government and media. ELFA’s diverse membership consists of independent leasing companies, banks, captives, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as service providers like accountants, consultants, equipment managers, executive recruiters, insurance companies, lawyers, publishers, and software providers. ELFA promotes the leasing industry as a major source of funds for capital investment in the U.S and other countries. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, ELFA is a national organization with more than 850 member companies and a staff of 25 professionals. In 2004, equipment leasing was estimated to be a $220 billion industry.

FCIBFounded in 1919, The Finance, Credit & International Business Association (FCIB) is an international membership group with more than 800 members located in 35 countries around the world. Their members tap into a vast international association of practitioners and experts–export credit and trade finance professionals who’ve tackled the same tough problems.

In addition to its US-based world headquarters, FCIB maintains operations in Europe, Mexico, Canada and China.

FCIB enjoys an international reputation as a business educator and premier provider of business credit intelligence to exporting companies of every size–from small and midsize manufacturers to Fortune 500 multi-nationals. The networking opportunities available to their members allow them to increase their capacity to troubleshoot export difficulties, improve collections effectiveness, reduce their company’s risk and boost the bottom line.