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 Martinique 

We cover all 4 arrondissements and 34 communes in Martinique. Our local office is in Fort-de-France where we recover debts throughout all of Martinique. 

3. Local Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors all cases are handled by the local office or partner. The main languages spoken in Martinique are French and Antillean Creole. The local office speak the local languages, and can work in the debtor's native tongue. 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 Martinique 

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: 

Martinique 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 Martinique: 

Location of debt recovery office in Martinique? 

82, rue Victor Sévère - Immeuble Plein Ciel - 97200 Fort-de-France Martinique. 
All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office.  

Number of debt collection staff? 

5-10 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 Martinique? 

We have been operating a Caribbean debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Martinique since 1990. Martinique 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 Martinique? 

Five years in Martinique 
Martinique/France 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 Martinique 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: 
Martinique Open Account Years – 5 years 
Martinique Promissory Notes – 5 years 
Martinique Written Contracts – 5 years for B2B and 2 years for B2B claims 
Martinique Oral Agreements – 5 years 

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

Operates under French systems. 
Martinique is listed as being under the Outermost Regions (OMR) as a territory forming part of a member state of the European Union (in Martinique’ case this is via France) but is situated a significant distance from mainland Europe. Due to this situation, Martinique has derogation from some EU policies despite being part of the European Union. 
Martinique was recognised at the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 along with 8 other regions (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Mayotte and Reunion). The population for Martinique is over 380,000 and the largest settlement is Fort-de-France. 
Martinqiue is one of 5 French overseas regions. The euro is legal tender but they are outside the Schengen Area and the EU VAT Area. 

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

There is 1 company registry in Martinique which is called Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE) / Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Martinique (CCIM) located at INSEE is based in Paris and the local register is based in Fort-de-France, Martinique. 
We have access to Martinique Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Martinique companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Martinique? 

Out of court processes include debt recovery letters, emails and telephone calls. Site visits can also be made. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

This will depend on the nature, age and size of the b2b debt collection case but a straight forward case can be resolved within 4-6 weeks. 

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

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

Details on legal service / process in Martinique? 

The legal system is based on France 

Martinique 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 Martinique 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. 

Martinique Skip Tracing Agents 

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

Martinique Debt Collection Partners in the following Martinique Cities 

Who are the main trading partners for Martinique? 

The main import and export partners for Martinique are France, Italy, Germany and USA

Which countries border Martinique? 

Martinique is an island nation and overseas territory of France in the Caribbean. Their nearest neighbours are Dominica to the northwest, and Saint Lucia to the south. 

Sister Cities for Debt Collection in Le Lamentin 

Le Lamentin is a city located in Caribbeanwhose sister cities are: 
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba 

Martinique Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

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

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 Martinique 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 Martinique? 

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

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Martinique 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 Martinique debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Martinique 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 Martinique 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 Martinique? 

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 Martinique 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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