1. Costs - No Win No Fee! 

Having long standing relationships with all our overseas partners we have agreements to provide these services on a NO WIN NO FEE basis charging the agreed commission rate against monies recovered only. 

2. Coverage in Bahrain 

Bahrain is divided into 4 governorates. Our local office is in Manama so we are centrally based to recover debts throughout the entire country. 

3. Local Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors all cases are handled by the local office or partner. The reasons for this are they speak the debtors' language, in the case of Bahrain Arabic is the official language with English also widely spoken. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Bahrain 

It varies from 5 to 15 years but there are special exemptions so whatever the age please contact us and we will advise if we can assist with your claim 
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How to Instruct Us 

We simply require the following details: 
Full name & address of the debtor 
All available contact details of the debtor i.e. contact name(s) / Tel / Mobile / Email(s) 
Amount owed (Invoice(s) or Statement will help) 
Or ask us to call you – just leave us your details: 

Case Study - GBP 6,500 recovered from Bahrain Debtor 

Initiation of Case 
A UK company located in Brighton had a debt of £6,500 against a debtor in Manama, Bahrain The debt related to educational services provided. 
Debt Collection Processes 
Upon receipt of the case we forwarded it to our local approved partner in Bahrain. They then immediately sent the initial dunning letter to the debtor stating the amount owed and a deadline to pay. Once contact was made with the debtor company our partner effected a prompt payment to the client in full. 
The client was over the moon with the efficiency and professionalism of our services and the processes used by our local partner. 

Bahrain Debt Collection – No Win No Fee 

Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collections service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international debt collection agency partners in every country worldwide. All our International debt collection agency partners and offices operate on a No Win No Fee basis charging an agreed commission against monies recovered only. All our international offices and partners initiate the collection processes by sending the debtors a debt collection letter to introduce their involvement. 
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from a debt collection agency UK are as follows: 
The local International Debt collection Partners know: 
The local cultures 
The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes 
The languages 
The laws 
Are in the same time zones 
Herewith details of our debt collection service Bahrain: 

Location of debt recovery office in Bahrain? 

Manama. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

32. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response result s from debtors. 

How long have you been operating a debt recovery service in Bahrain? 

We have been operating a Middle East debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Bahrain since 2011. Bahrain is included on our debt collection agency list

What type of debt collection services do you provide? Do you do commercial debt recovery (B2B) and consumer debt recovery (B2C)? 

We handle both Business to Business debt recovery cases and Business to Consumer debt collections cases. There is different content for business to business debt collection letter templates and business to consumer debt collection letters templates

Statue of Limitation in Bahrain? 

For rentals it is 5 year for returned cheques it is 10 years and for trades it is 15 years. 
Bahrain civil litigation statute of limitations is a law that time limits a plaintiff’s right to bring a claim against a defendant. The statute of limitations in Bahrain is 6 years. However, if an action has been taken within this time then the statute of limitations time will be extended to account for this. Once the specified time period elapses then no action can be taken through the legal processes unless the plaintiff is able to prove exceptional circumstances. Other Statute of Limitations include: 
Bahrain Open Account Years – 15 years 
Bahrain Promissory Notes – 6 months to 3 years 
Bahrain Written Contracts – 10 years 
Bahrain Oral Agreements – 10 years 

How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Bahrain? 

No effect as our Courts can action the cases base on the agreement origins, moreover, we mainly practice the English laws, while our constitution is basically the translation of the French constitution. 
Bahrain is in discussions over a free trade agreement (FTA) with European Union as part of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf States (aka Gulf Cooperation Council). Negotiations started in 1990 but were suspended since 2008. The other Gulf Cooperation Council member states are Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE

How many companies registries in Bahrain for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)? 

Only one registry in Bahrain 
There is 1 company registry in Bahrain which is called Bahrain Ministry of Industry & Commerce located at Manama – Sea Front, Financial Harbour Gate – Bahrain Financial Harbour, P.O. Box 60667, Manama, Bahrain. 
We have access to Bahrain Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Bahrain companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Bahrain? 

It’s very similar to the debt recovery process in the UK. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a Bahrain B2B debt collection case varies from case to case but usually within 6 months in Bahrain. 

Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims? 

Not possible as it is against sharia law. Yet in some exceptions only if stated in the general agreement between the debtor and the creditor. 

Bahrain Business Credit Reports 

Creditreform provides over 88 million international business credit reports throughout Europe and 200 million international business credit reports worldwide. We provide freshly investigated Bahrain Credit Reports which can be done prior to trading to make sure the company you will be dealing with can meet the commitment or once the debt becomes overdue to ensure the debtor can meet the amount owed. 

Bahrain Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Bahrain tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This debtor tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace. 

Specialist Debt Recovery Experts 

There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Bahrain debt collection services which differ from the UK and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from debt collectors UK. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK debt collector only. Using the local offices and partners enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service. 

Bahrain Debt Collection Partners in the following Bahrain Cities  Manama Debt Collection Agency  

Who are the main trading partners for Bahrain? 

The main export markets for Angola are China, India, USA, Spain and South Africa
The top import countries for Angola are China, Portugal, Singapore, Belgium and Togo

Which countries border Bahrain? 

Saudi Arabia lies to the west across the Gulf of Bahrain, while the Qatar peninsula lies to the east. The King Fahd Causeway, 15 miles (24 km) long, links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in Bahrain? 

The Gazette in Bahrain is called the الجريدة الرسمية (Bahrain Official Gazette) 

What is the Supreme Court in Bahrain? 

The Supreme Court in Bahrain is called the Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation, Supreme Court of Appeal, High Sharia Court of Appeal. 

Bahrain Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in Bahrain recover overdue debts? 

The debt collection process is initiated by an introductory letter to your debtor stating the amount owed to you and informing them of our involvement. Letters are then followed up with emails and telephone calls. From our experience the most effective part of this process will be the outsourcing to a third party debt collection agency in Bahrain as the debtor now has to resolve the debt and can no longer hide or provide lame excuses. 

2. How long does the debt recovery agency in Bahrain take to process a case? 

The debt collection case will be processed immediately up receipt and a letter sent normally by email and post. You will receive an automated confirmation by return. 

3. What is the success rate for debt collection agencies in Bahrain? 

The success rate of the debt recovery case depends on a number of factors including the solvency of the debtor and whether the case has a legitimate dispute. Our aim is to recover every debt that is recoverable. 

4. Does the debt recovery agency in Bahrain operate a No Win No Fee debt collection? 

We take on all debt collection cases on No Win No Fee basis only charging the agreed commission against monies recovered. 

5. Why use a local debt recovery agency in Bahrain? 

The reasons for using a local Bahrain debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Bahrain speaks the local language, knows the local laws and operates in the same time zones. 

6. Are there any debts too old or too small for Bahrain debt collection? 

We will assess all debt cases, irrelevant of age and size and then advise the best processes to recover these through the Bahrain debt collector. 

7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in Bahrain? 

Instructing the debt collectors Bahrain is a simple process. You just email details of the debt, debtor and amount to be recovered and the case can be initiated. 

8. What evidence do I need to provide when instructing the Bahrain debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Bahrain just provide copies of invoices/statements, debtor contact details and any relevant information you may have to assist with the recovery process. 

9. Who does the debtor pay? 

In general the debt collector in Bahrain will request payments to be sent directly to the client but if not possible for any reasons will take payment directly. If payment is taken then cleared funds will be processed and sent to client straight away. 

10. Can I instruct multiple cases? 

You can send unlimited debt case instructions. Our systems will automate volume cases to meet your requirements. 

11. Can you trace debtors in Bahrain? 

Through our network of skip tracing agents we have an extremely high success rate of locating your absconded debtor. 

12. How long does the debt collection process take? 

On average the debt collections process takes 90 days to resolve an amicable debt recovery case. There are a number of factors that can delay this process but we will keep you informed every step of the way. 

13. What are my options if debt collection in Bahrain is not successful? 

If the debt recovery service is not successful we will advise you of your options including legal actions. Please note no legal actions or other processes will be taken without prior instruction from you. 
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