Debt collection: 5 reasons to hire a debt collection agency

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If you’ve got a business of your own, you probably recognise it: one of your customers doesn’t pay, not even after multiple attempts to get in touch with them and reminding them.

If friendly reminding them isn’t enough, you need to take other measures. There are different ways, but one of the efficient ways is hiring a debt collection agency. In this article, we give you 5 reasons to hire a collection agency, so you can finally recover the money the customer(s) owe(s) you.

  • Expertise
    Just like you have the expertise to run your business, debt collection agencies have the expertise and the experience to collect unpaid debts as fast and efficient as possible. No wonder that hiring a debt collection agency increases the change of collection your credits. Most debt collection agencies have years of experience in collecting debts, so don’t be afraid to ask for their help. Their expertise will help you to collect the money that is owed to you.
  • The right resources
    Debt collection agencies (dutch: incassobureau) have way more resources than you do. There are different tools and strategies that make debt collection a lot easier and most debt collection agencies have access to many of these tools. For example, debt collection agencies have access to public records databases and credit reporting devices, so they can find a client that owes you money.
  • Documentation
    Every form of contact that the debt collection agency has with your debtor(s), is documented. These detailed records and documents provide enough evidence if you ever decide to sue the debtor. The documents show that there were extensive efforts to contact the debtor and recover the debt, but they didn’t to cooperate. If you need to do all this documenting yourself, it will take a lot of time.
  • Legal protection
    Another reason to hire a debt collection agency is the legal protection they can offer you. There are many laws that govern how debts should be collected. Breaking one of these laws is the last thing you want, because you don’t want any legal problems. There are debtors that know these laws very well and you don’t want the opposite to happen: them sueing you because you broke one of the laws. If you hire a debt collection agency, you can minimize the legal risks of collection your debts.
  • Getting your focus back
    As a business owner, there are many things that need you attention. If you need to do the debt collection yourself, it will take a lot of your time and effort. Your focus and the focus of your colleagues won’t be on the main business activities anymore and that’s the last thing you need. If a debt collector (dutch: deurwaarder) can do the debt collection for you, you can shift the focus back to what really matters: running your business.

We wish you a lot of luck with dealing with your debtors and of course, we hope you will soon recover the money they owe you!