Debtor Investigation Services:
Our network of licensed private investigators can conduct on-site visits and provide intelligence services such as; background checks, asset checks, and online searches. Our goal is to have most current and accurate knowledge of each debtor, as these factors present additional avenues for collection.
Utilizing the level of aggressiveness tailored to each account as specified by you, we work with your debtor to resolve their financial obligations. This approach safeguards your company’s reputation, as compared the damage caused by overly aggressive, hostile or illegal collection practices.
If our collection efforts do not result in a repayment agreement, the account is placed with one of our Partner Law Firms serving the area with legal jurisdiction for that specific debt. Our unique communication services allow you to receive real-time updates and reports on any pending legal action. Additionally, our clients have access to our in-house licensed paralegal liaison.
Upon entering a collections agreement, we look at each debtor and debt(s) to determine the probability of collecting. This likelihood is premised upon factors such as; age of debt, debtor’s current financial state, debtor assets, if an insurance or bonding company was involved, if debtor owns a franchise, is a sub-contractor or answers to an authority figure in the process of running their business.
We also determine if other debts which supersede our client’s debt (such as tax liens, or unpaid Income Taxes). There is also a myriad of additional factors which are unique to any specific debt and debtor.
Accounts Receivable Management: One of our core competencies is managing your (in collections) accounts-receivable, from start of collections through receipt of the final payment. We handle all collection’s-related bookkeeping, so it never confuses nor interferes with our client’s books. Benefits of using a commercial collection agency: A debt collection agency provides a service that is very useful to several businesses. Since most businesses today will give loyal customers some form of credit, it is vital to the business integrity that the customers pay the dues they owe. Sometimes, customers will simply stop paying their invoices, even if they are called by telephone or even a physical visit. It is because of customers like these that make a debt collection agency a necessary service. Sometimes a professional is needed just to get the smallest amount paid.A debt collection agency will send agents to collect the dues, or will have a professional call center set up to telephone customers. Since the entire purpose of the debt collection agency is to get people to pay their debts, they can get quite good at it.Some Debt Collectors are called percentage agencies. They will charge a percentage of the money collected, but they won’t charge anything if they are unsuccessful. Most percentage agencies charge anything from 33% to 50% of the dues collected. Flat rate agencies will pay the business a flat rate in exchange for the dues, and then anything they collect from the customers will go straight into their pockets. Some Commercial Debt Collection Agencies will be a hybrid of the two, and will have a smaller up front flat rate, and a smaller percentage of the paid dues. Then, everything else they collect goes to the business. The last sort of Debt collection agency will charge businesses by the hour. They are basically a contract call center, and they will let the business keep 100% of the earnings.