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LexopMar 14, 2023 4:00:04 PM4 min read

4 Benefits of Automating Your Collections Process

In the recent webinar "How To Collect in a Downturn," the panel discussed the challenges lenders face in this current economic landscape. Lexop CEO, Amir Tajkarimi spoke about the importance of being "first to wallet" and how difficult that is in today's economy. With 74% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck and less money available, consumers must decide which bills to prioritize and pay first.

As past-due accounts increase, relying on traditional collection tactics to recover debt can drive operational costs up, require more call agents, and damage member relationships. The right early-stage collection strategy and the simplest repayment experience can help you get paid ahead of other creditors.

Challenges with traditional collections processes

Given the rising delinquencies, consider the added costs associated with a traditional collections process. Traditional collection tasks are time-consuming and resource-intensive, requiring manual labor to send letters, make phone calls, and repeat the process until payment resolution. The time it takes to complete these tasks creates delays in the collection process, impacting your cash flow.

Manual tasks are more likely to lead to human error with inaccurate account information and incorrect payment amounts. These inaccuracies also cause further delays in the repayment process as the mistakes are often uncovered later in the collections process. A large volume of collections can put stress and pressure on your collection teams and affect the communication between them and their members. The sense of urgency and repeated calls may lead to a negative member experience and impact loyalty and retention. 

Knowing all this, how do you address these challenges and build a collection strategy that doesn’t require additional internal resources to recover past-due payments? The power lies in automating your collections to do the heavy lifting for your teams. 

4 key benefits of automating your collections with Lexop

Lexop's automation capabilities offer a powerful solution for streamlining your collections process and improving your business's bottom line. Let's dive into the key benefits. 

1) Reduce operational costs

Bringing in more automation to manual tasks can help reduce headcount and the need to hire more to keep up with rising delinquencies. Reduced manual tasks minimize human error, making your collections teams work more efficiently and requiring fewer resources to resolve past-due accounts.

2) Improve self-cure rates

Automate past-due reminders and provide members with a self-serve payment experience. It’s easy to send out digital reminders, but what makes the payment experience seamless is when you give members the ability to pay within the e-mail communication itself.  Your members can self-cure entirely without agent intervention, freeing agents to focus on higher-risk accounts. Simplifying the payment process with self-cure payment links reduces the time to receive payment, improving your cash flow. If members are struggling financially and require more support, Lexop gives you the ability to set up digestible payment arrangements that your members can pay through the payment link.

3) Recover faster and increase engagement rates

Lexop’s automation abilities can remove the bottleneck and increase the speed of your collection process by sending reminders quickly and efficiently. There’s a growing demand for digital contact, primarily via email and SMS, especially in early delinquency. Capitalize on your member's preferred communication channel for pre and late-bill payment reminders to improve engagement rates. Back-end analytics will help give you the data you need to see which communication sequences work best and deliver the highest repayment success. 

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4) Boost member retention

Providing predictability in your payment reminders helps build reliability and trust. With automation, you can curate a personalized and polished message that strengthens your relationship with your members. Help them feel in control by empowering them to pay through a self-service payment tool.

What Why Credit Unions Are Choosing to Automate Collections with Lexop

South Texas FCU faced the challenge of reducing delinquency rates within their collections process. Lilly Megias, Senior VP of South Texas FCU, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "I'm excited about our partnership with Lexop, and enhancing our collections process through their technology. This collaboration will streamline our collections procedure, empowering our members to take charge of their outstanding debts independently. As a result, we anticipate faster debt resolution and a lower delinquency rate.”

Ready to collect faster and more efficiently?

Provide a contact and repayment experience that your members want in today's digital age. By leveraging automation in your collection process, you will reduce manual labor tasks and free your team up to spend more time on member accounts that need extra care. 

Use Lexop’s Digital Collection Software to regain control of your past-due accounts, accelerate cash flow, and provide your customers with a positive past-due experience that makes you top of mind in getting paid first. 

Every client using our software collects more than the cost of it. Book a demo to see it in action.



Lexop helps companies retain past-due customers by facilitating payment and empowering them to self-serve.