If you are an entrepreneur who hardly gets any time for mailing and calling the debtors, requesting them to pay the money they owe you, then it’s high time that you must get in touch with a commercial collection agency as soon as possible.
What is a Commercial Collection Agency?
A business debt collection agency is an organization that comprises of highly-qualified and skilled debt collectors who give their best to help companies get back the money they are supposed to receive from the debtors. Hence, if you hire a commercial collection agency, be rest assured, you wouldn’t regret taking this decision.
How a Debt Collection Agency Functions?
Now, since you will be hiring a commercial collection agency for the first time, you might not have any idea about how it functions. However, do not worry; just keep reading to know how these debt collection agencies function or work.
* They’ll Take the Details about the “Debt Issue” and the Debtor
When it comes to collecting debts from business houses or individuals, the first and foremost thing that a debt collection agency would do is ask you about the debt issue in details. For instance, they will ask you about the date when the debtor had availed your service; they’ll ask about the due date, the amount the debtor was supposed to pay, etc.
Once they are done gathering information about the “debt issue”, the next thing they are going to do is taking all the essential information about the debtor such as their home/office address, email ID, phone number, and much more so that they can easily track-down the debtor and keep reminding him/her or the business house to pay off the debts.
* They’ll Contact the Debtor
After getting the details about the debt issue and the debtor, the next thing that the business collection agency would do is contact the debtor (through postal mail, email or by calling) and formally asking him/her or the business house to repay the debt within a given time frame which is usually 14 days or else, ask them to contact the debt collection agency for further negotiations. Plus, the debt collector will give an ultimate disclaimer such as “No response may result to strict lawful actions.”
> Please See: If the agency is unable to contact the debtor despite numerous attempts, then they might use certain hi-tech tools to obtain up-to-date contact information of the debtor.
* They’ll Take Legal Action
If the debt collection agency is completely unable to contact the debtor, or if the debtor doesn’t agree on the payment terms, then with the due permission of the client, the agency would issue a legal letter signed by the solicitor, in order to provide a final written warning before recommending litigation.
> This legal letter will again be an outline of all the possible consequences of non-payment and inform the debtor that any additional costs that are incurred due to this might get added to the debt owed.
So, now that you know it all, please hire a business debt collection agency and get back all your debts with the help of professionals.
Author Bio- Joseph Smith is a debt collector who works for a popular business debt collection agency. To know about the best debt collection agencies in town or how a business collection agency functions, follow his articles.