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 Cameroon 

Cameroon is divided into 10 regions. Our local office is in Douala which is the largest city and economic capital of Cameroon which enables us 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 this case of Cameroon French (57%) and English (25%) are widely spoken but 30% speak indigenous languages as their first language. We understand the local cultures and know all the legal processes. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Cameroon 

5 years but there are many 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: 

Cameroon 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 Cameroon: 

Location of debt recovery office in Cameroon? 

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

Number of debt collection staff? 

7 members of staff. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response results from debtors. 

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

We have been operating an African debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Cameroon since 1994. Cameroon 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 Cameroon? 

Proceedings need to be commenced within 5-6 years from the date when the debt is due. 
Cameroon 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 Cameroon is 5-6 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: 
Cameroon Open Account Years – 6 years 
Cameroon Promissory Notes – 6 years 
Cameroon Written Contracts – 6 years 
Cameroon Oral Agreements – 6 years 

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

No impact in Cameroon. 
Cameroon is in discussions over a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) in which was provisionally applied for in 2014. This is referred to as an ‘Interim agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Central Africa Party. The signatures will be obtained in Yaoundé and Brussels

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

There is a registry at every court of First Instance. 
There is 1 company registry in Cameroon which is called Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Handicrafts (CCIMA) - Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie, des Mines et de l’Artisanat du Cameroun (CCIMA) located at Rue de la Chambre de Commerce, Bonanjo, Douala, Cameroon. 
We have access to Cameroon Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Cameroon companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Cameroon? 

Prepare and service a debt collection letter notice to pay on debtor. If no payment is received ,  apply to the court for an Order directing the debtor to pay the full outstanding balance of a liquidated debt within a prescribed period contained within the Court order or apply to the court for the order to be set aside. If the order is set aside, then the creditor will need to file a suit and proceed by why of a contested civil action. If the debtor does not apply to set aside the Order  within the prescribed time or pay the amount owning, the court order becomes final and enforceable and can not be the subject of any appeal. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

Unfortunately late payment interest is not enforceable for Cameroon debt collection cases but typically 12 to 36 weeks. 

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

Yes, they can form part of a civil claim in a contested suit  Whether or not they can be claimed as part of the liquidated debt by way of a simplified recovery procedure will depend on the interpretation of the clause in the contract between the parties giving raise to late payment / interest. 

Details on legal service / process in Cameroon? 

The court will generally require creditors to pay a deposit into court as security for costs. 
We will normally require all relevant documentary evidence giving raise to the debt. 
There may be additional costs to be incurred in investigations in order to identity debtors and their assets in order to assess the viability of any recovery proceedings 

Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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. 

Cameroon Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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. 

Cameroon Debt Collection Partners in the following Cameroon Cities  Douala Debt Collection Agency Yaounde Debt Collection Agency 

Which countries border Cameroon? 

Cameroon is bordered by Nigeria to the northwest, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east, the Republic of the Congo to the southeast, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea to the south. 

Who are the main trading partners for Cameroon? 

The main export markets for Cameroon are Italy, China, France, Netherlands and Spain
The top import countries for Cameroon are China, France, Thailand, Togo and Nigeria

What is the Supreme Court in Cameroon? 

The Supreme Court of Cameroon is called the 'Supreme Court of Cameroon' 

Cameroon Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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 Cameroon? 

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 Cameroon 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 Cameroon? 

The reasons for using a local Cameroon debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Cameroon 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 Cameroon debt collection? 

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Cameroon 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 Cameroon debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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 Cameroon? 

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 Cameroon 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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