Byron Gifford

Byron Gifford is Perficient’s lead business consultant for financial services. With an extensive background as an executive leader in the banking industry, Byron has helped several banks improve their loan losses, increase customer retention, and reduce operational expenses through modernizing their collections and loss mitigation process engines. Byron specializes in developing innovative and dynamic contact strategies, creating cultures that deliver a relentless focus on enhancing the customer experience and retention, and implementing automation for business manual processes.

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The CFPB Regulation F Requirements Take Effect in Less Than 60 Days – What’s Your Plan?

In less than 60 days, the CFPB Regulation F requirements take effect. In simple terms, it means collectors can: Make seven call attempts within a seven-day period Make one call within a week of speaking with the “right party.” Strategies must be altered, and creating sequencing that supports your delinquency goals and loss forecast can […]

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Bank, Credit Unions, and Other Credit Providers Must Get Ready To Prevent Loan Losses

The last 18 months surprised the collections industry as it relates to forecasting future losses for respective loan portfolios. Many banks, credit unions, and credit providers were left asking themselves, “when do we expect this to turn?” In speaking with many industry leaders in the collection space during the pandemic, they stated it was a […]

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5 Powerful Statements for Your Debt Collections Call Model

When was the last time you revisited the debt collections call model your agents follow? Is it suitable for customers who are late today – versus years ago? Customer contacts made via phone calls must become more than an ask for payment and the total amount due. Here are 5 powerful statements that must be […]

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Improving Debt Collections – It’s More Than Just Technology…

Our financial services practice is helping banks, credit unions, and other credit providers optimize their collections process by infusing omni-channel technology, process improvements, and best practices. We’re helping them connect with more customers than ever before, and in new ways, to achieve higher contact rates. Through our work, we’ve found that other opportunities exist…beyond technology. […]

Are You Losing Good-Credit Customers to Suboptimal Debt Collection Practices?

2020 had a significant impact on families from many perspectives. Consumers who worked extremely hard to achieve coveted top credit scores were caught off guard and ended up having to rely on their savings to stay in good standings with banks and creditors. Unfortunately, no one could predict how long the impact would last, and […]

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10 Takeaways From Our “Transforming Debt Collections and Recovery Functions” Podcast

Scott Albahary, Perficient’s financial services chief strategist, and I recently spoke with the Western Bankers Association about using empathy and personalization strategies to improve debt collection and recoveries. If you get a chance, listen to the short episode. But, if you can’t, here are the key points Scott and I make: Banks responded generously to […]