Metro 2® Format

Advanced Workshops

2022 METRO 2® FORMAT ADVANCED WORKSHOPS

Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2022

Oct. 25, 26, 27, 2022

Nov. 15, 16, 17, 2022

The Advanced Metro 2® Format Workshops will be offered this year as a virtual event over three half-days from 11:00 – 4:30 pm ET each day. The Metro 2® Advanced Workshops are best for individuals who are familiar with the individual fields in Metro 2® but wish to continue their learning & stay current with industry guidelines.

Newly Revised!
Throughout this live interactive virtual workshop, the Metro 2® Task Force, comprised of representatives from
Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion will guide you through key Metro 2® reporting requirements

Have questions beyond Metro 2® reporting?
New this year, attendees will be able to attend a complimentary bonus session: e-OSCAR® update with Joel Strickland where he will discuss a variety of topics about e-OSCAR®, including an overview of services and offerings available, an update on e-OSCAR’s® development roadmap, and what things the team is working on to make your job of responding to consumer credit disputes simpler.

New Networking Opportunities!
Attendees will be able to connect and engage with their industry peers with various networking opportunities, including an Opening Reception, 1-1 networking, and a fast and fun speed networking session!

Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2022

$995 per person.

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Oct. 25, 26, 27, 2022

$995 per person.

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Nov. 15, 16, 17, 2022

$995 per person.

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The registration Fee includes access to all Advanced Webinar Series materials, including electronic access to the 2022 CRRG®, a bonus session with e-OSCAR®, all networking opportunities, and access to CDIA’s webinars on Accounts included in Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Accounts Included in Bankruptcy Chapter 13. In addition, all registrants will receive the webinar series’ recordings for 30-days post the event to review any content they missed. Seating is limited to allow for maximum interaction with the Task Force.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Day 1

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Date of First Delinquency/ Payment Status/ Payment History Profile

In this session, we will discuss the standards surrounding the important fields of Date of First Delinquency, Payment Status and Payment History Profile.  The group will complete new scenarios that will provide valid illustrations of how these key fields work in harmony.

Bankruptcy Chapter 7

Do you know how to report accounts included in Bankruptcy Chapter 7 following completion of your required pre-work?

This session focuses on the reporting of Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and the different guidelines for the filer and non-filer.  Sample scenarios will be completed to clarify how the guidelines are used each month throughout the Bankruptcy Chapter 7 lifecycle.

Bankruptcy Chapter 13

Following completion of the bankruptcy Chapter 13 webinar as part of your required pre-work, in this session, we will discuss the simplified guidelines for reporting an account included in bankruptcy Chapter 13 for both a filer and non-filer.  In addition to an open discussion, you will complete a scenario representing the life cycle of the bankruptcy from petition through resolution and beyond.

Day 2

Speed Networking Session

Speed Networking works a lot like ‘Speed Dating’ without the ‘dating’. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, in a virtual, fast-paced, face to face. Whether you are new to the industry or a long-time expert- this event offers the perfect occasion to expand your business and social contacts. Door prizes and giveaways included for those who participate!

Transferred Accounts

This session will discuss the best practices for reporting accounts that are transferred internally or to a servicer.  Specific focus will detail the two options available to accurately report transferred accounts to the credit reporting agencies.

Sold Accounts

In this session, we will review the guidelines for how to report accounts that have been sold to another company.  You will complete a scenario to report a sold account.

Temporary Relief Payment Plan Reporting Review  

You spoke, we listened!!  This session will highlight NEW FAQ 43. A full review of the FAQ that describes the reporting guidelines for accounts in a Payment Holiday/Skip-a-Pay, deferred accounts, and accounts in forbearance.  The FAQ also provides suggested guidance for developing business policies and procedures for these types of temporary plans and how they need to fit within key Metro 2® reporting standards.

Logical Data Field Relationships

In this session, we will highlight areas within the CRRG® that focus on complex logical combinations of multiple fields, as this impacts accuracy and integrity. You will demonstrate your understanding of logical combinations by identifying and correcting illogical values in provided scenarios.

Day 3

Industry Reporting Highlights

In this general session we will discuss topics covering various elements across the reporting landscape, followed by industry breakout discussions.

Among others, topics include: 1) Reordering of FAQs, 2) Credit Reporting Suppression, 3) Point of Sale Industry Standards, and 4) Special Comment Code Usage.

Compliance Condition Codes

This session will review the best practices for reporting direct consumer disputes using the Compliance Condition Code field.

Compliance Condition Codes are reported to reflect accounts closed at consumer’s request and direct consumer disputes under the FCRA, FCBA, and FDCPA.

e-OSCAR® Update with Joel Strickland

Join Joel Strickland, Director of Client Relations for e-OSCAR®, as he discusses a variety of topics about e-OSCAR®, including an overview of services and offerings available, an update on e-OSCAR’s development roadmap, and what things the team is working on to make your job of responding to consumer credit disputes simpler. This session will include a live Q&A with the speaker.

WHO ATTENDS

This workshop is for individuals who are familiar with the individual fields in Metro 2® but wish to continue your learning & stay current with industry guidelines. For individuals who are new data reporting, it is recommended that individuals attend the Metro 2® Fundamentals Webinar Series prior to the Advanced Workshop to best support the more accelerated paces of the Advanced Workshop.

Metro 2® Access Policy: Access to any Metro 2® program or product is limited to employees of (a) companies that furnish data to consumer reporting agencies in the Metro 2® Format, (b) data processors that furnish data to consumer reporting agencies in the Metro 2® Format, (c) software vendors that provide Metro 2® Format software, or (d) an entity sponsoring the program or product.

Disclaimer: The sponsor of any Metro 2® Format product or program reserves the right to deny attendance to anyone who does not meet the Metro 2® Access Policy.

HELPFUL TIPS

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    • Payment by credit card is due at time of registration (if you need to be invoiced, please contact cdia_training@cdiaonline.org