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Full name & address of the debtor
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Lebanon 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
Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our debt collection service Lebanon:
Location of debt recovery office in Lebanon?
Broummana, Metn District. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office.
Number of debt collection staff?
Five staff. 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 Lebanon?
We have been operating a Middle East debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Lebanon for over 60 years. Lebanon 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 Lebanon?
Ten years in Lebanon.
Lebanon 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 Lebanon is 10 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:
Lebanon Open Account Years – 10 years
Lebanon Promissory Notes – 10 years
Lebanon Written Contracts – 10 years
Lebanon Oral Agreements – 10 years
How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Lebanon?
Very little impact in Lebanon.
Lebanon signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) in 2002 and this has been enforced since 2006. Lebanon is also part of AA (Association Agreement) which is a European Union Association Agreement between EU members states and a non-EU country. Lebanon is also a member of the EU's Union for the Mediterranean which has 42 state members and 1 observer state (Libya) as well as the EU's European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The EU is the largest trading partner of Lebanon.
How many companies registries in Lebanon for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)?
There is 1 company registry in Lebanon which is called Ministry of Justice, Commercial Register / Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) located at Lazarieh Tower, 4th Floor, Emir Bechir Street, Riad El-Solh Beirut, Lebanon, P.O.Box 113-7251 (IDAL).
We have access to Lebanon Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Lebanon companies.
What is the debt collection process in Lebanon?
Generally similar to the one in France. All cases are initiated with a debt recovery letter sent to the debtor.
Average length of time to collect a debt?
The average time taken to recover a Lebanon B2B debt collection case varies from case to case. But typically two years in case of recognition of debt.
Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims?
Yes, fees can be added for Lebanon debt collection cases according to local law - Late payment interest is 9% in Lebanon.
Lebanon 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 Lebanon 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.
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Lebanon 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 Lebanon debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services 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.
Lebanon Debt Collection Partners in the following Lebanon Cities
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What is the legal system in Lebanon?
The Lebanon legal system is based on Napoleonic civil law.
What is the Supreme Court in Lebanon?
The Supreme Court for Lebanon is called The Constitutional Council (المجلس الدستوري)
Lebanon Debt Collection Agency FAQs
1. How does a Debt collection agency in Lebanon 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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon?
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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon?
The reasons for using a local Lebanon debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Lebanon 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 Lebanon debt collection?
We will assess all debt cases, irrelevant of age and size and then advise the best processes to recover these through the Lebanon debt collector.
7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in Lebanon?
Instructing the debt collectors Lebanon 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 Lebanon debt collector?
When instructing the debt collector in Lebanon 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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon?
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 Lebanon 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.