When you come to the end of all personal resources for retrieving debt, you may find that the only option left is to try recouping lost finances through a London debt collection agency. There are many companies that are more than capable and very willing to reclaim your debt for you. If you’re looking for debt collectors, London has a huge number of agencies offering their services. However, you need to make sure that you appoint the correct one. And, by asking the correct questions, you will be able to find the agency that is most likely to collect your money swiftly and efficiently.
Research an Agency’s History
Any collection agency that you hire is effectively representing your business, and so it is important to find a reputable and professional service. One of the best ways to do this is by looking into an agencies past by asking how long they’ve been established for, and how long they’ve been operating from their current location for. This will give you an indication of how successful the firm has been, giving you confidence that they’ve been able to make enough money by collecting debt to stay in business.
Find Out About Company Practice
Before you appoint a debt collection agency, it’s vital to find out about how they practice. How are their collection agents trained, and how many agents are to be assigned to your account? If only one individual deals with a certain case you might want to look elsewhere as if this collector is away or caught up on other business, your account could be forgotten for many weeks. Meanwhile, it’s also important to ask how an agency conducts business, and whether staff members are professional and courteous at all times. It’s important to remember that debt collectors are representing you, and you don’t want to hire a company whose actions may reflect badly upon your business.
Ask About Communication with Debtors
In the same way that most of your contact with a debt collection agency will be via email or telephone calls, this will also be the way in which collection agents communicate with debtors. You should ask how often they call debtors, and whether they have staff working late nights and weekends in an attempt to reach debtors who may not be available during normal working hours. You should also find out how many officers an agency has and what their opening hours are. The more accessible they are for debtors to reach and settle their debt, the better.
Fees and Expenses
Like most services, there are normally fees and expenses for using debt collectors. London has a range of companies who offer a ‘no win, no fee’ option; a great benefit if you don’t want to pay out in advance. We can put you in touch with such collectors, allowing you to get started with your collection process without having to pay upfront. However, you should ensure that you know exactly what percentage a win fee is calculated at, as it could sway your decision over which agency to use.