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 New Caledonia 

New Caledonia is divided into 3 provinces with the most populous being South Province which includes the capital city of Nouméa. Our local office is in Nouméa so we are ideally located to recover debts throughout all of New Caledonia. 

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 of New Caledonia the official language is French with over 30 native languages spoken as well. 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 New Caledonia 

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: 

New Caledonia 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. 
French territory of New Caledonia held a referendum in 2018 to vote for independence or remain part of France. the result was 56.4% for remaining part of France and 43.6% in favour of independence. There was an 81% turnout. 
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 New Caledonia: 

Location of debt recovery office in New Caledonia? 

Noumea. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

3 employees. 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 New Caledonia? 

We have been operating an Oceania/Pacific debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in New Caledonia since 1981. New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia? 

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

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

French law applies almost entirely in New Caledonia but one must always be careful cause the French legal text must first be approved by the local parliament, that’s why  a check is always necessary. 
New Caledonia is listed as an overseas countries and territories (OCT) due to its relationship with France. Their status is described in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and they are not part of the EU or the European Single Market. The original Rome Treaty was signed in March 1957 for the original OCTs and has been reformed several times most notably in the Lisbon Treaty of 2007 and there are currently 13 OCTs. The population for New Caledonia is over 260,000 and the largest settlement is Nouméa. 

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

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

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a New Caledonia B2B debt collection case varies from case to case but typically takes 6 to 15 months. 

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

In case of payment in long delays any interest can be added to the debt, based on contract forecasts or the decisions taken by the court 

New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia 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. 

New Caledonia Skip Tracing Agents 

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

New Caledonia Debt Collection Partners in the following New Caledonia Cities 

Who are the main trading partners for New Caledonia? 

The main import and export partner for New Caledonia is European Union with France being the biggest partner. Other important trading partners include Japan, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, USA, New Zealand, and China

Which countries border New Caledonia? 

New Caledonia is an island nation in Oceania which shares maritime borders with: Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu

New Caledonia Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia? 

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 New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia? 

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

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

7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in New Caledonia? 

Instructing the debt collectors New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia? 

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 New Caledonia 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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