In an increasingly global economy, it’s not uncommon for businesses to deal with partnerships that transcend national boundaries and even continents. International trade deals and partnerships are a key way for businesses to expand their reach, communicate with entirely new markets of consumers, and experience even bigger success. But this international approach to business carries with it a pretty big burden: Collecting a debt from a foreign company, based on a foreign country’s extensive regulations of the collection procedure.

Collecting an international debt can be a pretty intimidating proposition for many companies, especially those that are smaller and have far less resources to dedicated to the process. Companies that take the task on themselves can easily overlook important laws, limitations, and regulations, set by the country’s government. And, when that happens, it can jeopardize the collection of the debt itself.

Accounts Receivable has a significant commitment to international debt collections, and maintains operations in many countries worldwide. We maintain our offices in those countries, with in-house experts who are extremely well versed in local laws. Businesses who choose Accounts Receivable to collect an international debt will enjoy our handling of many procedures, including:

- Amicable collection based on local laws
- Knowledge of the legal system for disputed debts
- The ability to enforce a debt remotely without the business’ own resources being used
- Execution of any judgments or payment orders that may result from the process

With our professionals working on behalf of our clients, Accounts Receivable is able to produce real results abroad that wont’ cause financial trouble at home. Our international collection offices are a key asset that we offer to all of our clients with global operations.

NORTH AMERICA

Accounts Receivable maintains a robust and effective collection operation in North America, serving the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our collection professionals in these countries strive to maintain an amicable approach to each debt, though our offices are well versed in local laws and prepared to take legal action in necessary. When choosing Accounts Receivable for your collection needs in any of these North American countries, you can count on us to provide the following services:

- Amicable collection of debts
- Legal action in the even that amicable collection has failed
- Enforcement of a debt on movable and immovable goods
- Execution of any judgments issued by the court
- A guided approach to the insolvency process if a debtor files such a motion
- Guidance relating to arbitration and mediation, if needed

Our professional, in-house team of collectors is well versed in local laws. This is especially important in Canada, where collecting a debt is subject to both the UK-based common law system, as well as a French-inspired civil law system in Quebec. By successfully navigating both of these systems, we produce real results when collecting a Canadian debt

Our mastery of local laws is also true in the United States and Mexico, each with a unique system that presents its own challenges and opportunities during collection. For a masterful and efficient approach to collection, Accounts Receivable is an exceedingly strong choice.

Understanding Debt Collections in Canada

Debt collection in Canada is subject to the laws and regulations set forth by two legal systems. The first, based on the United Kingdom’s Common Law, is enacted throughout virtually all of the country, excluding Quebec. In that province, the legal system and regulations are setup to mirror the French Code Napoleon. Accounts Receivable Canada is bound by both systems. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Mexico

Accounts Receivable Mexico is committed to providing a friendly and professional debt collection process to both our clients and the debtors that we attempt to reach. Our professionals proceed with the process in-house, ensuring a consistent commitment to quality throughout the process. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in United States

Accounts Receivable United States maintains two tiers within its American collection process. The first is dedicated to an amicable resolution of the debt, while the second is focused on legal proceedings that are designed to help enforce and collect the debt. Read More

SOUTH AMERICA

Collecting debts in South America can be particularly challenging, especially as South American countries employ some of the most restrictive and stringent financial regulations found anywhere in the world. This can definitely complicate the process of collecting a debt for some businesses, but those who choose Accounts Receivable will be able to expertly navigate the laws and regulations of countries like Brazil and others. This gives our clients their best chance at success, and allows both amicable and legal collection to be pursued easily.

Accounts Receivable’s mission when collecting South American debts is to focus primarily on a successful amicable procedure. The amicable resolution of any debt is easily the quickest and most affordable way for businesses to claim any amount they are owed, and it will represent a significantly more efficient option than legal action, enforcement, and execution.

Accounts Receivable offers several services to clients when pursuing debts in South America, including:

- A well-regarded amicable phase
- Legal action and representation
- Management of insolvency proceedings and claims
- Enforcement and execution of debts and judgments
- Guidance during arbitration or mediation proceedings

Our in-house staff has dedicated its career to knowing and understanding collection laws in South America and, when combined with their professional approach from start to finish, will ensure the best chance at successful recovery. Accounts Receivable remains one of the best options for collecting debts in this crucial region of the world.

Understanding Debt Collections in Brazil

Brazil has an almost dizzyingly complex legal system that can be intimidating or prohibitive when seeking collection of debt through litigation. For this reason, our team of trained professionals prefers to make amicable contact with Brazil’s debtors and collect the debt without going to court. This saves clients time, money, and ample frustration. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Singapore

Accounts Receivable Singapore is a leading provider of professional debt collection services. Our team is comprised of professionals in the industry, and it is their goal to maintain healthy and friendly communication between the debtor and the client throughout the entire process. Our collection professionals are involved in the entire process in-house, and we shy away from outsourcing any part of the process. Communication between our professional team and the debtor will be pursued orally and in writing. Accounts Receivable Singapore strictly follows the local laws and regulations within Singapore, including those passed federally and in each state. Read More

EUROPE

One of the quirks of collecting any debt throughout most of Europe is that many countries employ a combination of their own laws and regulations, as well as regulations and guidelines that have been passed by the European Union’s governing body. This can make the collection procedure quite complex throughout much of Western Europe, but Accounts Receivable has managed to distill these laws down into basic procedures that are quick and effective in many cases.

One of the main things that our professional collection team keeps an eye on is the ability to charge debt collection costs and interest rates to an outstanding balance. While this is a common practice throughout the North American market that we serve, it is tightly regulated and sometimes prohibited in Europe. We keep our clients out of hot water by closely monitoring local laws — including changes to the European Union’s regulations and guidelines — to make sure that we’re charging a legal and appropriate rate to debtors.

In addition to our close monitoring of legal and regulatory changes throughout Europe’s countries and the European Union, Accounts Receivable offers representation and guidance throughout a number of procedures:

- Amicable collection
- Legal proceedings through local courts
- Enforcement and execution of the debt
- The management of insolvency proceedings and claims

For an up-to-date approach to European collection procedures and guidelines, Accounts Receivable is the best option for companies collecting international debts.

Understanding Debt Collections in Austria

Accounts Receivable Australia is dedicated to maintaining a professional process throughout both the amicable phase and the legal phase of collections in the country. Our focus at all times is on maintaining a sound relationship between the debtor and the creditor and, for this reason, is it always our first priority to achieve an agreeable settlement, full payment of the debt, or an agreeable payment plan that can avoid legal proceedings against the debtor, while still satisfying the objectives of our client. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Belgium

Accounts Receivable Belgium pursues a professional collection process with each client it represents, working to achieve an amicable resolution of all outstanding debts that focuses on client-debtor communication. Our collection specialists are based in-house, and seek to contact debtors both via telephone and via postal mail. In the event of a dispute, we will analyze all relevant documentation in order to help create an agreeable resolution between both parties. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Czech Republic

Accounts Receivable Czech Republic operates a professional agency that seeks to maintain a healthy relationship between our client and the debtor we are pursuing. This is an important part of the amicable collection process, and is a key way to avoid legal proceedings against any debtor in order to accomplish a full recovery. Our collection operation is based entirely in-house, ensuring high quality and control over the amicable phase of collections. Debtors will be contacted via telephone and via written correspondence to their main business address or residence. It is the policy of Accounts Receivable Czech Republic to adhere to all state and federal laws during the entire process. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Denmark

Accounts Receivable Denmark provides a professional debt recovery process to our clients while focusing on the relationship between the creditor and debtor. Our goal is for our in-house professionals to achieve an amicable resolution of all claims, and we will contact debtors both via telephone and via correspondence to their physical address when working to accomplish that resolution. All of our services are based in-house, affording great control and quality over the process. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in France

Accounts Receivable France maintains a highly professional collections process for our clients in France. We focus on the relationship between the client and the debtor at all times throughout all phases of our collection process. Our professional team of collection specialists make sure that all procedures are carried out in-house, including oral contact with the debtor and written forms of contact that may be issued in pursuit of the debt’s payment. Just as importantly, Accounts Receivable France adheres to all federal and state laws regarding the collection of outstanding debts from individuals and corporate entities.Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Germany

Accounts Receivable Germany employs a professional collections staff that seeks to maintain all operations and procedures in-house. Our goal is to facilitate great communication between the creditor and the debtor, allowing an amicable solution to be reached. Our staff pursues debtors orally and via writing and adheres to all local laws and regulations. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Greece

Debt collection processes in Greece are a bit more limited and difficult than in many of the countries in Europe that surround the nation. This can sometimes lead to a much longer collections process than would be expected by many of our clients elsewhere, but Accounts Receivable Greece remains committed to using every single one of the country’s resources to investigate debtors and produce results for our clients. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Hungary

Accounts Receivable Hungary is dedicated to providing a professional collection process to our clients and the debtors that we’re asked to pursue. Our primary focus is on maintaining an open and amicable relationship between our client and debtor throughout the entire debt recovery process, and we do that by maintaining a professional and well-trained collection staff in-house. When pursuing a debtor during the amicable phase, Accounts Receivable Hungary will pursue both telephone contact and written communication via postal mail. It is our policy to adhere to all state and federal laws when collecting a debt. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Ireland

Accounts Receivable Ireland employs a professional staff whose goal is to facilitate an amicable collections process between our clients and the debtors who owe them money. The goal of our professional staff is always to avoid legal action when dealing with clients in Ireland, as the procedure can be slow and costly to everyone involved. For this reason, our primary focus is on settling the debt in full or instituting an acceptable payment plan. We are heavily involved with our clients during this process, and try to negotiate friendly terms that will aid both our client and the debtor. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Italy

Accounts Receivable Italy maintains a professional demeanor throughout its collection process, as our focus is to maintain a healthy relationship between the client and the debtor. All of our operations are performed in-house, and we contact debtors both in writing and orally. We focus on reaching amicable solutions, even during a dispute, by focusing on existing contracts, orders, and invoices, to produce results. Our legal team assists with our investigations to produce a well-rounded approach.
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Understanding Debt Collections in Luxembourg

Accounts Receivable Luxembourg seeks to maintain a professional approach to collections throughout the entire process, focusing primarily on maintaining a sound relationship between our creditor and the debtor who we are pursuing. We maintain an entirely in-house collections staff, ensuring that the process is controlled and assuredly high quality. Our collection experts will contact debtors via telephone and via written correspondence to their primary residence or their main business address. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Netherlands

Accounts Receivable Netherlands is dedicated to providing a professional and amicable collection experience to all of our clients and the debtors we pursue. During the amicable phase of collection, we contact debtors via telephone and via written correspondence to their primary residence or business address. If necessary, Accounts Receivable Netherlands will negotiate payment plans or settlements in the interest of recovering at least some portion of the outstanding balance. This will only be done after consulting with our client. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Norway

Accounts Receivable Norway pursues the collection process with a professional team and demeanor from start to finish. Our operation in Norway is based entirely in-house, with local collection experts and seasoned professionals who are determined to reasonably and amicably settle any outstanding debt on behalf of our clients. During this process, we will contact debtors via telephone contact and written correspondence to their primary business address or place of residence. It is the policy of Accounts Receivable Norway to strictly adhere to Norway’s state and federal laws governing collection, legal proceedings, enforcement, and execution. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Poland

Accounts Receivable Poland is dedicated to maintaining a professional collection process for all of our clients. Our in-house collection agents focus primarily on maintaining a sound relationship between our client and the debtor, and they will urgently pursue those debtors via telephone contact and written correspondence to the debtor’s business or home address via postal mail. Our in-house collection agents adhere to all state and federal laws in Poland. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Portugal

Accounts Receivable Portugal endeavors to maintain a professional collections process from start to finish, focusing primarily on fostering an amicable relationship between our client and the debtor being pursued. To that end, all of our operations are performed in-house by experienced collectors who know exactly how to best pursue debts of all sizes. Our amicable phase of collections involves both oral contact via telephone and written correspondence to the debtor’s primary residence or main business address. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Romania

Accounts Receivable Romania is committed to delivering a professional collection process on behalf of each client we serve at all times. Our team of collection professionals is based entirely in-house, ensuring a commitment to quality that cannot be found at many competing collection agencies in the country. As part of this commitment to professionalism and excellence, our collection agents adhere to all state and federal laws and regulations in Romania. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Slovak Republic

Accounts Receivable Slovakia is committed to delivering a professional collection process to our clients, focusing primarily on maintaining an amicable relationship between the clients we represent and the debtors we are asked to pursue. Our team of collection professionals is based entirely in-house, ensuring that every step of the process will be conducted efficiently and with the same commitment to amicable, high-value results. When pursuing a debtor, our collection agents will attempt to contact that debtor via telephone contact as well as written correspondence to the debtor’s primary business address or residence. During collection, our collection professionals will adhere to all federal and state laws set by the Slovak Republic. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Spain

Accounts Receivable Spain operates with a professional staff that is dedicated to pursuing an amicable collection process with all debtors. It is always our goal to work toward an amicable resolution of the debt, through payment plans, settlement, and investigation of the documents pertaining the amount owed by the debtor. All of our procedures are in-house, and our professionals contact debtors both via telephone contact and written communication delivered via postal mail. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Sweden

Accounts Receivable United Kingdom seeks to collect debts on behalf of our clients without resorting the country’s legal system for full collection. For this reason, we may reserve the right to negotiate a settlement figure with the debtor, or we may offer a repayment plan to the debtor. If either of these options is to be suggested to a debtor we are pursuing, we will first consult with the client to make sure that any terms of recovery are agreeable and enforceable. As is common in the United Kingdom and Ireland, we will issue a Letter Before Claim to the debtor at the beginning of our collections process. This initiates a legal process with the debtor during the amicable phase, allowing Accounts Receivable United Kingdom to keep all options for recovery on the table at all times. This letter is issued in most cases, but will not be issued in cases where the client does not believe the debtor has the reasonable ability to satisfy the debt. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Switzerland

Accounts Receivable Switzerland maintains a professional staff that expertly handles the collections process from start to finish. Our commitment to our clients is that all processes will be handled by our professional staff using in-house resources and offices. Our collections agents are well versed in the unique and highly efficient debt collection routine in Switzerland and will attempt to make contact with debtors via telephone contact and written correspondence to their physical address throughout the process. Accounts Receivable Switzerland adheres to all federal laws in Switzerland, as well as those passed by the individual states within the country where debt is most commonly enforced during the amicable phase. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Tunesia

Tunisia, like many countries located in the Maghreb region of northwest Africa, is an increasingly difficult place to collect a debt of any size, form either private individuals or incorporated entities. Many debtors located throughout the country will avoid making a single payment toward a debt, using several delaying tactics that debt collectors are forced to deal with, navigate, and thwart. And, as if this attitude toward debt collection wasn’t bad enough on its own, the court system throughout Tunisia is notoriously slow, inefficient, and costly for clients to utilize. This places virtually every creditor at a significant disadvantage when attempting to recover a debt in Tunisia, and discourages many more. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Turkey

Accounts Receivable Turkey is committed to providing a professional collection experience to our clients and the debtors we pursue. We carry out an amicable collection process by focusing on the needs of our client, as well as on the needs of the debtor, and we seek to maintain an open relationship between both parties for the duration of the collection process. Each debt we handle is collected by a professional, in-house team of collectors who have a wealth of experience reaching amicable payments, settlements, and other arrangements. Contact with debtors during the amicable phase of collection will be made via telephone contact and written correspondence to the debtor’s main business address or home address. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in United Kingdom

Accounts Receivable United Kingdom seeks to collect debts on behalf of our clients without resorting the country’s legal system for full collection. For this reason, we may reserve the right to negotiate a settlement figure with the debtor, or we may offer a repayment plan to the debtor. If either of these options is to be suggested to a debtor we are pursuing, we will first consult with the client to make sure that any terms of recovery are agreeable and enforceable. As is common in the United Kingdom and Ireland, we will issue a Letter Before Claim to the debtor at the beginning of our collections process. This initiates a legal process with the debtor during the amicable phase, allowing Accounts Receivable United Kingdom to keep all options for recovery on the table at all times. This letter is issued in most cases, but will not be issued in cases where the client does not believe the debtor has the reasonable ability to satisfy the debt. Read More

ASIA

Navigating the laws and regulations governing collection procedures in Asia can be quite an extensive process. Collection is actually relatively easy in many Asian countries, while others are extremely restrictive and feature debtors who are generally unresponsive, uncooperative, and largely inclined toward stalling the process entirely. Many businesses without adequate representation in Asia often decide to simply write off these debts, assuming that they’ll never be recovered.

That does not have to be the case, however, for businesses that hire the right experts to get the job done effectively. Accounts Receivable maintains a significant presence throughout Asian markets and has a thorough understanding of how to produce results — even when debtors won’t respond to communication, cooperate with payment arrangements, or allow for the quickest path toward resolution and recovery. Our thorough understanding of local laws, as well as the unique court systems featured throughout Asia, allows us to speed up the process and produce a higher number of successful outcomes for our clients.

Accounts Receivable helps to manage several procedures in Asia, including:

- Amicable recovery
- Legal proceedings to recover a debt
- Enforcement of a debt
- Execution of a judgment or payment order
- Lodging an insolvency motion or claim against a debtor
- Encouraging open and effective communication with debtors

With Accounts Receivable, this challenging region of the world does not need to be written off during debt recovery. Instead, it will be another success for our clients and our collectors.

Understanding Debt Collections in China

Debt collection in China has a long and colorful history, leading to its eventual prohibition by the Chinese government late in the 19th century. That law remains in effect today; while companies do still strive to collect debts, they operate as law firms that exist outside the law banning debt collection companies.Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Hong Kong

Accounts Receivable Hong Kong employs a large and professional debt collection staff in Hong Kong. The island, though technically a part of the People’s Republic of China, does not have the same prohibition on debt collection acts as mainland China currently enforces. That permits Accounts Receivable Hong Kong to forego an immediate pursuit of legal action via specialized law firms, instead proceeding with a more traditional debt collection process. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in India

Accounts Receivable India has a long history of success in the Indian market, collecting debt based on proven practices of negotiation . Our experience in amicable collection has allowed us to develop a series of effective methods, including keeping close contact with the debtor. This allows us to determine the difference between genuine financial distress and a series of excuses preventing the debt’s payment. Our field visits and face-to-face meetings with debtors allow us to deepen our commitment to our collections activities. Read More

Understanding Debt Collections in Russia

Accounts Receivable Russia looks to maintain a professional and effective approach to every debtor in the country. Our main goal is to facilitate an amicable settlement between the debtor and the creditor, allowing funds to be repaid without pursuing extensive legal action against the debtor to achieve that end. Our in-house professionals carefully analyze every case submitted to us by our clients to determine how it can best be handled and collected to serve the needs of our clients and debtors simultaneously. Read More

AFRICA

Collecting debts in Africa is often a bit challenging, especially as the so-called “Arab Spring” begins to affect some of the continents northernmost countries. Political struggles and civil unrest have made it practically impossible for foreign companies to collect and recover debts in many countries without having an operation based in-house. That’s where Accounts Receivable is able to bridge the gap and serve as a major asset for businesses seeking to collect debts in countries like Tunisia.

Because we maintain a firm commitment to basing all of our operations in-house, using local offices, our local collection processionals in African countries are able to more effectively assess the situation when recovering a debtor’s balance. This means that our collectors can understand whether or not a business is still operating, whether it has closed its doors temporarily, or whether it’s simply shirking its duties to make good on outstanding invoices. Our local presence also means easier and more effective communication via telephone and written correspondence, even during particularly trying times.

Accounts Receivable manages the following approaches to debt collection in Africa:

- A thorough amicable phase
- Legal proceedings and management
- Field visits to debtors
- Enforcement and execution of a debt
- Management of insolvency proceedings and claims

With the right local representation, collecting a debt in Africa is easy and straightforward in almost every case.

Understanding Debt Collections in Brazil

Brazil has an almost dizzyingly complex legal system that can be intimidating or prohibitive when seeking collection of debt through litigation. For this reason, our team of trained professionals prefers to make amicable contact with Brazil’s debtors and collect the debt without going to court. This saves clients time, money, and ample frustration. Read More

AUSTRALIA

When collecting a debt in Australia, our collectors are regulated by a common law system, based largely on the system used in the United Kingdom. This makes the collection process relatively easy and straightforward, although some local laws and regulations do make the process a bit more complex than is often found in the United Kingdom and other common law countries. For this reason, clients should choose Accounts Receivable when seeking to navigate and manage the collection process in Australia.

As part of our commitment to full recovery of the debt, our professional, in-house collection agents in Australia are able to complete the following services during debt collection for our clients:

- Amicable collection, with telephone and written contact
- Legal actions, including judgments, lawsuits, and other procedures
- Enforcement of a debt or judgment
- Execution of a judgment against a debtor
- Management of insolvency proceedings, including the lodging of a claim
- Arbitration and mediation services, if relevant and recommended

Accounts Receivable maintains a commitment to efficient collection practices that seek to open the lines of communication between our offices, the debtor, and our client, when collecting in Australia. And, due to our extensive knowledge of local laws and regulations, we’ll be sure to keep everything legal and within the country’s guidelines for collection, legal action, enforcement, and execution, during the entire process.

Understanding Debt Collections in Australia

It is the policy of Accounts Receivable Australia to maintain a professional demeanor throughout the collection process, working with debtors to solve outstanding debts in a way that satisfies our clients’ needs. We pursue debts via oral and written contact, and we adhere to all state and federal laws as passed in Australia. Accounts Receivable will examine all relevant documents and pursue the best course of action recommended by our legal team. The legal team is charged with conducting any investigations deemed necessary. Read More

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