Rebuilding Your Financial Life

If you’re like most of America, you were hit financially by the pandemic and all the ensuing economic and financial crisis that rippled out from it. Many Americans ate through all of their savings. Some pivoted to depending on credit cards or cashing in their retirement plans. Business owners - those whose businesses survived the shutdown- had to redefine and reposition themselves just to stay afloat.

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“Viking Client Services is harassing me!” (and other things we read online about our company).

We've heard it all. “Viking debt collectors are scammers!” "Viking Client Services is running a scam." "Viking debt collectors threatened me." And the list of accusations goes on and on.

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Scams Are On the Rise

You’ve probably received a phone call in the past month or so that informs you of the status of your car’s extended warranty — probably a warranty you were unaware existed. The efforts and attempts to engage people in sales discussions are getting more and more creative. They’re also getting more deceptive. While some companies are simply using diversion and overgeneralizing statements to provoke a response from potential customers, others are upping their scamming game to try to solicit bank account or credit card information. Deceptive methods to generate sales leads are one thing. Deceptive methods to steal money or identity is something entirely different.

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Debt Collection - How to Avoid It and How to Recover from It

In our industry, we’re no stranger to the difficulties and challenges of debt collection. We work with people across the country who need to reconcile accounts and pay off past due balances. Sometimes people have just fell on hard times and have compiled more debt than they were able to handle. Sometimes it’s a mistake, and we help people clear their name. Of course, in our industry there are also times that people avoid our calls and it’s an uphill climb to get to any sort of account reconciliation.

Our half a century of experience in this industry is a resource for those who are either trying to avoid debt collection or trying to recover from it. We’ve helped people clear their name, restore their credit, and move ahead with new opportunities.

Here are some thoughts on avoiding and recovering from debt collection: 

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Small Business Strategies. Big Business Benefits.

Many small businesses are built around the passion and uniqueness of their owners. A drive to succeed and a product or service that matters to them brought them to start a business and do the hard work to make it last. Whether it’s a small storefront or a service company, keeping a small business moving comes down to providing them with the resources, tools, opportunities, and services that their larger counterparts have access to.

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Payment Services to Help Build Small Business

Owning and operating a small business is not for the faint of heart. It’s takes a blend of entrepreneurial drive and detail-oriented attention. It often demands long hours, sacrificed holidays, and weekend work. It requires the ability to wear many hats simultaneously while also juggling. Whether you’re running an online start up or have a storefront business that you’re pouring yourself into, it takes more than an idea to succeed at business.

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Rental Car Insurance & Inspection

Making the Right Moves When You Rent a Car

If you’re flying somewhere for work or leisure and renting a car, there are some things to remember. It’s not all about rushing through the process so that you can get to your hotel or to the beach. Following the right steps when renting a car could be the difference between a good trip and a trip you can’t put behind you.

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A Recession Proof Mission

At Viking Client Services, we’ve spent half a century in our industry. We’ve worked hard to build a successful business that puts people first and solves problems by being honest and hard-working. Our industry is highly regulated and yet we’ve always maintained our integrity. Our work is challenging and yet we’ve always remained committed to doing good work that solves problems for people and businesses. This work has taken us through just about every economic climate imaginable, and we’ve kept steadily committed to our mission through each season.

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Is Viking Client Services a Scam?

We’ve written on this topic multiple times in the past. Sometimes it’s because we’re working to let people see that the negative reviews of our company are in the minority. Negative reviews make up a fraction of a percentage of the feedback we get about our employees, how they treat people, about how our process work to solve problems.

We’ve been in this industry for more than half a century. The truth is that many of our efforts in the spaces we work wouldn’t get us far if we were running a scam. We live, work, breathe, and move in one of the most highly-regulated industries in the country. The proliferation of scams and distasteful or outright unethical business practices by other companies in this space in times past (and even to this day at times) have led to significantly increased governance and strictly regulated standards for compliance.

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Collections: A Path Toward Opportunity

Let’s face it. Debt collection has a tough reputation. People don’t want to hear from us, and that’s not entirely without reason. On one hand, when a member of our recovery team contacts you, it probably means that you’re going to end up paying out some money. But some end up avoiding us altogether because of the reputation that this industry has. Every few months, a story hits local or national news about a lawsuit or shady business practices from a collection agency. Someone pretending to be legitimate uses manipulation and dishonesty to collect funds — whether legitimately owed or not.

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Keeping Business Moving Forward

For more than 50 years, we’ve been doing good work, remaining committed to people and committed to good. Now, in the current economic climate, the work we’re doing is helping to keep businesses moving forward when many others are floundering. Our subrogation services are working to mediate between businesses and their customers. Our debt recovery teams are helping people find workable solutions to move out from under their debts. And our payment solutions are keeping business owners in the driver’s seat of their business. We’re making sure that money exchanges hands safely and securely.

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Payment Services - A Changing Industry for Small Business

On the list of business services that Viking Client Services performs for our customers is payment processing. An essential piece of running a small business, credit cards and other payment processing methods can be a costly and cumbersome piece of the puzzle. If not done in the right way with the right vendor, these solutions may be too prohibitive financially or too limited from a technical standpoint.

That’s why Viking Payment Services partners with small businesses with payment processing solutions that are affordable and versatile for any business model.

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The Work We Do in the Times We’re In

At Viking Client Services, we offer a variety of different financial services. From card payment processing and insurance subrogation to debt recovery and collection services and account management, our team is continuing the good, essential work we do. As the economy continues its back and forth shift, coming from its incredibly strong start to 2020 to the record-high unemployment numbers, Viking has worked hard to make sure our people and our customers are taken care of.

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The Words We Don’t Say: Values-Driven Leadership in our Industry

At Viking Client Services, we know that there are conversations happening about debt and collection and recovery that aren’t speaking favorably of us. And a Google search using the words, “Viking Client Services Scam” will take you to a site that helps people determine if companies like ours are operating legally and using fair and ethical practices for doing our jobs. Other similar sites are doing the same thing, designed to help stop debt collection scams. The truth is that the vast majority of our work is looked upon favorably, and many people, even within the debt collection space, understand that we’re doing the job in front of us.

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Debt Collection: Good Work for the Twin Cities

At Viking Client Services, we provide a variety of professional and financial services to businesses across the country. Payment services and solutions and insurance subrogation are have us working with a variety of business clients and interacting with customers in a wide variety of circumstances. The work we do here at Viking is also focused on debt recovery and debt collections.

Collections is an industry often inundated with criticisms, assumptions, and misconceptions. Ideas of sketchy tactics and bullying come to mind when people talk about collections. And legal resources will claim that we (along with other companies in our industry) are breaking laws or violating ethical boundaries by contacting our customers.

But more than 50 years in this industry proves otherwise.

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Committed to People: Now More Than Ever

Since we opened our doors and began work in our industry, we’ve remained steadfastly committed to the people we serve, the people we employ, and the people in our communities. Our commitment to people means that our customers deserve to be heard.

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Best Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Quick Wins for your Credit

The economy is in a tough spot. More people are out of work than the nation has seen in decades. Businesses are in peril, and many small shops will never open their doors again. In an effort to stimulate our economy and promote healthy movement, the US Government has lowered interest rates and incentivized home buyers to make a move.

A better credit score will give you more opportunities. If you’re thinking you’re ready to consider a move but are concerned about your credit score, consider these pieces of wisdom to help you improve your credit score.

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Big Problems and Fresh Eyes

Adapting Our Business While Keeping our Focus in a Changing Economy

As a company that works in payment services, claims management, and debt recovery, our efforts are always focused on building out the right tools, relationships, and opportunities to make businesses and people successful. Within this current crisis of the Coronavirus quarantine, we’re continuing to rely upon the tools and people that have helped us be leaders in our industry for half a century.

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Coronavirus and Viking Client Services

Our Response to the Chaos of a Quarantine

How are we at Viking Client Services working during this time? The same way we always have, with a commitment to the people we work with and to the people we work for. We are moving ahead one day at a time, letting the last 50 years of service in this industry guide us through the next chapter of our story.

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A Career in Collections. A Path for You.

The toughest part of finding the right employees in an industry like ours is the battle we fight against assumptions. Since some of the work we do at Viking Client Services is in collections, people think that we’re training people to recover money at all costs, no matter how shady, dishonest, or annoying the tactics. 

But the opposite is true.

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3 Tips to Getting the Best Deal on a Rental Car

If you’re planning a trip and choosing to rent a car, there are some tips we’ve picked up over the years that can make a big difference for your vacation budget. So when you're booking your spring break for the family, consider some rental car tips and hacks that can save you some money. 

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Some Tips for Those Who are Traveling

Protecting Yourself Before, During, and After Renting a Car

If you’ve ever been contacted about damage to a rental car, you are familiar with the damage claim process. It’s a headache. But…it’s also avoidable. That's why we've compiled some tips to help you with your car rental.

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Viking Client Services - In Good Company

Viking Client Services has come a long way in our 50 years in business. Aside from the work we’ve done since our very beginning to redefine debt collection, we’ve built out various divisions of the company to better and more broadly serve the market. In each transaction and with each new venture, we’ve maintained the values that shaped us at the very beginning.

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Viking Client Services: Expanded Services for Growing Businesses

Viking Client Services was started 50 years ago to meet a fundamental need in the marketplace. The work we started half a century ago supported businesses and empowered people. As a debt recovery company, we entered the marketplace with a different approach to debt collection, finding ways to partner with the people on the other side of the phone, helping them solve problems and reconcile debts without employing the tactics of many other companies in our industry. From day one, we’ve been committed to people and committed to good.

Viking Client Services is in a different place today. Our team has grown. We do more work across the country than ever before, leading a team of account representatives, client advocates, and problem solvers who are helping Viking continue to grow while they’re also helping businesses thrive and individuals succeed.

Our Services have also expanded.

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Is Viking Client Services a Debt Collector?

The term “debt collector” conjures up negative feelings for just about everybody. When they hear it, they think of harassing phone calls at work or during dinner. They imagine dishonest tactics and shady business practices. Maybe it’s even assumed that the people on the other end of the line are pocketing any money they collect.

But for many companies in the debt recovery business, they work extremely hard—and very honestly—against that stereotype of the debt recovery industry.

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