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 Malta 

Malta is a small island nation in Europe south of Italy, east of Tunisia and north of Libya. Our local office is in Birkirkara which is the second most populous on the island where we recover debts throughout all of Malta. 

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 Maltese is spoken by 98%, English by 88% and Italian by 66% of the population. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Malta 

5 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: 

Malta 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. 
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 Malta: 

Location of debt recovery office in Malta? 

Swatar, Birkirkara. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

Around 100 employees work in various departments. 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 Malta? 

We have been operating a European debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Mali since 1987. Mali 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 Malta? 

There are various prescription periods, in accordance to the civil code, as follows: 
The following actions are barred by the lapse of one year: 
actions of masters and teachers of sciences or arts, for lessons given by the day or by the month; 
actions of keepers of inns, taverns or lodging-houses for lodging and board furnished by them; 
actions of domestic servants or other persons paid by the month, of artificers or day- labourers for the payment of their wages, salaries or the supplies due to them; 
actions of carriers by land or water referred to for the payment of their hire or 
The following actions are barred by the lapse of eighteen months: 
actions of tailors, shoemakers, carpenters, masons, whitewashers, locksmiths, goldsmiths, watch-makers, and other persons exercising any trade or mechanical art, for the price of their work or labour or the materials supplied by them; 
actions of creditors for the price of merchandise, goods or other movable things, sold by retail; 
actions of persons who keep educational or 
instructional establishments of any kind, for the payment of the fees due to them; 
actions of persons for the payment of their salary; 
actions of brokers for brokerage fees; 
actions of any person for the hire of movable 
The following actions are barred by the lapse of two years: 
actions of builders of ships or other vessels, and of contractors in respect of constructions or other works made of wood, stone or other material, for the works carried out by them or for the materials supplied by them; 
actions of physicians, surgeons, obstetricians and apothecaries for their visits or operations or for medicines supplied by them; 
actions of advocates, legal procurators, notaries, 
architects and civil engineers, and other persons exercising any other profession or liberal art, for their fees and disbursements; 
actions of procurators ad litem or other attorneys or mandataries, for their remuneration, the expenses incurred by them, indemnities due to them for losses sustained, and for the reimbursement of advances made by them 
In terms of the Commercial Code, actions arising from bills of exchange or from promissory notes shall be barred by prescription by the lapse of 5 years from the day of their maturity, and actions arising from drafts or cheques on bankers or cashiers shall be barred by prescription by the lapse of 5 years from their date. 
Malta 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 Malta is 5 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: 
Malta Open Account Years – 5 years 
Malta Promissory Notes – 5 years 
Malta Written Contracts – 5 years 
Malta Oral Agreements – 5 years 

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

Although there are many European legislations, we can work with our national laws. 
Malta has been a European Union (EU) member country since 2004, Euro area member since 2008 and Schengen area member since 2007. 

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

There is 1 company registry in Malta which is called Malta Business Registry (MBR) located at Malta Business Registry, AM Business Centre, Triq il-Labour, Zejtun ZTN 2401, Malta. 
We have access to Malta Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Malta companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Malta? 

Debt collection cases are tried in courts dependant on the amount of debt as follows: 
First Hall Civil Court for claims exceeding €15,000; 
Court of Magistrates for claims between €5,000 and €15,000; 
Small Claims Tribunal for claims that do not exceed €5,000 
Judicial Letter 
It is important to note that a judicial letter in terms of Article 166A may only be filed when debt due does not exceed €25,000. Should the debt due and claim exceed €25,000 a judicial letter and eventually a lawsuit must be filed. 
There are various Registers in Malta:- 
The Companies register which is called Malta Business register and holds details of all Maltese registered companies & 
The Courts of Malta website for judgements 
The Maltese association of Credit Management which collects data from its members and from the Courts and the Malta Business register. This database includes Dishonoured cheque history, overdue payments, Court notices and notices from the Malta Business Register. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a Mali B2B debt collection case varies from case to case but usually 1 month in Malta 

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

We can add interests, a penalty clause and a file cost (maximum 40€). 

Details on legal service / process in Malta? 

Our lawyers work under the same conditions. The costs for the bailiff have to be paid in advance. They are added to the claim and have to be settled by the debtor. 
We have an own software-system that allows us to cover big quantities of files. They are processed the same day. Our clients receive also a login so they can check the status of their files whenever they want. They are always updated on the same day. 

Malta 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 Malta 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. 

Malta Skip Tracing Agents 

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

Malta Debt Collection Partners in the following Malta Cities 

What is the legal system in Malta? 

The Malta legal system is based on Roman Law, the Napoleonic Code and English common law. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in Malta? 

The Gazette in Malta is called the Malta Government Gazette - Gazzetta tal-Gvern ta' Malta. 

Who are the main trading partners for Malta? 

The main import and export partners for Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA and UK

Which countries border Malta? 

Malta is a a small island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. Its closest neighbours are Sicily (Italy), to the north, and Libya and Tunisia on the North African coast, to the south and west. 

What is the Supreme Court in Malta? 

The Supreme Courts for Malta are called 
Constitutional Court of Malta 
Court of Civil Appeals of Malta 
Court of Criminal Appeals of Malta 

Malta Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

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

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 Malta 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 Malta? 

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

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Malta 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 Malta debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Malta 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 Malta 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 Malta? 

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 Malta 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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