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 Colombia 

We cover all 32 departments in Colombia. Our local office is in Bogota the capital of the country enabling 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 the case of Colombia Spanish is spoken by 99% of the population. 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 Colombia 

It varies from 6 months to 10 years - averaging 3 years. Note 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: 

Colombia 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. 
Due to the weak economic situation in Colombia debtor days are ever increasing and companies and businesses are taking longer to pay their debts and bills. The legal system is very slow and expensive and pre court and out of court settlements should always be attempted first. It can years to reach a conclusions through the courts. However, in a successful action all costs and interest are normally recoverable 
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods have increased on recent years and are the preferred method once the pre court Colombia debt collection processes have failed. The settlement agreements achieved through this process are binding and legally enforceable. 
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 Colombia: 

Location of debt recovery office in Colombia? 

Bogota, D.C. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

5. 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 Colombia? 

We have been operating a South America debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Colombia for 40 years. Colombia 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 Colombia? 

It varies from 6 months to 10 years - normally 3 years. 
Colombia 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 Colombia is 3 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: 
Colombia Open Account Years – 3 years 
Colombia Promissory Notes – 3 years 
Colombia Written Contracts – 3 years 

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

Very limited impact in Colombia. 
Colombia signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) in 2012. Colombia signed this trade agreement along with Peru

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

There is a central register which receives information from the different Chambers of Commerce, (i.e. Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, etc). 
There is 1 company registry in Colombia which is called Unified Commercial and Social Registry - RUES - Registro Unico Empresarial. 
We have access to Colombia Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Colombia companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Colombia? 

It is done with the civil judges. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a Colombia B2B debt collection case varies from case to case but can take up to 2 years for Colombia. 

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

Yes, fees can be added for Colombia debt collection cases according to local law. 

Details on legal service / process in Colombia? 

You can initiate mediation in some cases or directly initiate executory proceedings directly at court. 
The paper trail of the debt has to be documented and in some cases, original signed documents by debtor are required. 

Colombia 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 Colombia Company Searches 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. 

Colombia Skip Tracing Agents 

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

Colombia Debt Collection Partners in the following Colombian Cities  Barranquilla Debt Collection Agency Bogota Debt Collection Agency Bucaramanga Debt Collection Agency Cali Debt Collection Agency Medellin Debt Collection Agency 

Which countries border Colombia? 

Colombia is bordered by Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Panama

Who are the main trading partners for Colombia? 

The main trade partners for Colombia are USA, China, Germany, Netherlands, and neighboring Mexico, Brazil, and Panama

What is the legal system in Colombia? 

The Colombia legal system is based on the Chilean Civil Law. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in Colombia? 

The Gazette in Colombia is called Diario Oficial - Official Journal. 

What is the Supreme Court in Colombia? 

The Supreme Court for Colombia is called the Constitutional Court of Colombia, Supreme Court of Justice, Council of State. 

Colombia Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

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

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 Colombia 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 Colombia? 

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

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Colombia 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 Colombia debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Colombia 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 Colombia 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 Colombia? 

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 Colombia 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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