1. 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 only against the money we successfully recover. 

2. Across Ireland Coverage 

Ireland is divided up into 32 counties. Our local office is in Kildare, which is less than 1 hour away from the capital, Dublin, so we are in a prime location to recover debts throughout the country. 

3. Local Knowledge & Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors, all of our cases are handled by the local office or partner. They understand the local culture, can speak the local language and understand legal practices. In Ireland, our agents can communicate with Irish speakers as well as English speakers. If you’re looking to recover debts from Ireland, Creditreform are the perfect partners. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Ireland 

The Republic of Ireland operates a 6-year Statute of Limitation, but there are many exemptions. So whatever the age of your outstanding debt, please contact us and we will advise if it might still be possible to make a successful recovery. 
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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 - EUR 12,000 recovered from Ireland Debtor 

Initiation of Case 
A Denmark Genetics and service provider located near Copenhagen had a EUR 12,000 debt against a debtor in Ireland near Dublin. The debt related to products shipped to the client for which they received with no known disputes. 
Debt Collection Processes 
Upon receipt of the case we forwarded it to our local approved partner in Ireland. They then immediately sent the initial dunning letter to the debtor stating the amount owed and a deadline to pay. The actual company was dissolved but the principal agreed to settle the debt. After negotiations with the client the debtor agreed to pay half in full and final settlement which was accepted. 
Despite a rather messy case the client received a satisfactory resolution. 

Why choose an international debt collection agency with a local presence? 

Working with a local debt collection company increases the chances of successful debt recovery. They understand: 
The local cultures 
The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes 
The languages 
The laws 
They are also operating in the same time zone. 

Where is the Creditform local debt recovery office in Ireland? 

Our local Ireland office is located in Newbridge, County Kildare, from where all debt collection letters will be sent. 

How many staff work for your debt collection agency Ireland? 

Our Ireland office currently employs 18 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 Ireland? 

We have been operating a European debt collection service on a no-win no fee basis in Ireland since 2004. 

What type of debt collection services do you provide in Ireland? 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 collection cases from our Ireland office. There is different content for business-to-business debt collection letter templates and business-to-consumer debt collection letter templates. 

What is the Statute of Limitation in Ireland? 

The Statute of Limitation in Ireland is currently 6 years. This is a law that time limits a plaintiff’s right to bring a claim against a defendant. The statute of limitations in Ireland 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 Statutes of Limitations in Ireland include: 
Ireland Open Account Years – 6 years 
Ireland Promissory Notes – 6 years 
Ireland Written Contracts – 6 years 
Ireland Oral Agreements – 6 years 

How do EU (European Union) laws influence debt collection in Ireland? 

No regulation in Ireland currently. Primary EU laws obviously apply. 
Ireland has been a European Union (EU) member country since 1973, a Euro area member since 1999 and is an opt-out from the Schengen area. 

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

There is 1 company registry in Ireland which is called Ireland Companies Registration Office. This is located at Companies Registration Office, Bloom House, Gloucester Place Lower, Dublin 1. 
We have access to Ireland Company Registry searches to find out further background information on all Ireland companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Ireland? 

Our debt collection process will be tailored to each client’s instructions and the nature of the case. The standard chase path is demand letters and calls. These will be followed by a solicitor’s demands and calls, and then legal proceedings if applicable. 

What is the average length of time to recover a debt in Ireland? 

The average length of time for successful debt recovery in Ireland will depend on a variety of different factors. At Creditform, we aim to have the debt paid, part paid or ready for legal proceedings within 40 days. 
The average time taken to recover an Ireland B2B debt collection case varies from case to case. 

What legal services does Creditreform provide and what is the process in Ireland? 

We provide a cost-effective route to Judgement, particularly in undefended matters. There is no need to attend Court to obtain Judgement in undefended cases. 

Ireland Business Credit Reports 

Creditreform provides over 88 million international business credit reports throughout Europe and 200 million international business credit reports worldwide. There are about 500,000 companies entered on the Irish register of which 181,000 are live companies. These include Public Limited Companies, Private Limited Companies and Companies Limited by Guarantee. 
Through our online databases, you can download Ireland business credit reports instantly. This 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. 

Ireland Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Ireland 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 Ireland Debt Recovery Experts 

There are many unique requirements for recovering international debts in all countries including Ireland's debt collection services which differ from the UK. It’s therefore important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not by debt collectors who are based in the UK. 
This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK-based debt collection agency. 
Using local offices and partners enables us to achieve a far greater success rate. Our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered makes it a cost-effective solution. 
The debt collection and legal processes in Ireland are very similar to those in the UK but there are some differences such as the currency. These differences have grown since the UK left the European Union. Debtors are also more likely to respond to a collection agency based in their own country. 
To give yourself the best chance of success choose a debt recovery company with an Ireland office. 

Ireland Debt Collection Partners in the following Irish Cities 

What is the legal system in Ireland? 

The Ireland legal system is based on Irish law before 1922, which was itself based on English common law. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in Ireland? 

The Gazette in Ireland is called Iris Oifigiúil. 

Which countries border Ireland? 

Ireland only has one border with Northern Ireland which is part of United Kingdom

Who are the main trading partners for Ireland? 

The top trading partners for Ireland are USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, China, Netherlands, France and Italy

What is the Supreme Court in Ireland? 

The Supreme Court for Ireland is called The Supreme Court of Ireland (Irish: Cúirt Uachtarach na hÉireann) which was established on 29th September 1961. 

Ireland Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

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

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 Ireland 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 Ireland? 

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

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Ireland 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 Ireland debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Ireland 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 Ireland 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 Ireland? 

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 Ireland 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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