Debt collection begins its life as a cost of doing business for the lender or service provider. It could be forced by law to remain that way by disallowing the sale of original debt.
In the current context of super-widespread collections abuse, I'd say such a suggestion is anything but arbitrary.
> it requires a specialized body of skill and knowledge that many businesses would rather not have to develop in-house.
If that specialization and skill was a real thing, then we wouldn't see widespread abuse committed by the agencies like we do today. After all, virtually every abuse involves inaccuracy on the part of the agency.
I can even make their fee contingent on their success in collection.
True. Legislation designed to reduce collections abuse could make contracting illegal or strictly limit outsourcing to companies with operational records that are free of abuse.