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 Norway 

Norway is divided into 18 regions as well the island territories of Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Our local head office is in Oslo which is the capital city and most populous region ensuring we are centrally located to recover debts throughout all of Norway. 

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 Norwegian is spoken by 95% of the population. 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 Norway 

3 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: 

Norway 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 Norway: 

Location of debt recovery office in Norway? 

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

Number of debt collection staff? 

Over 8,000. 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 Norway? 

We have been operating a European debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Norway since 1980's. Norway 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 Norway? 

The statute of limitation is typically 3 years for contracts, 10 years for judgements and 1 year for any transportation claim. 
Norway 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 Norway is 3 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: 
Norway Open Account Years – 3 years 
Norway Promissory Notes –10 years 
Norway Written Contracts – 10 years 
Norway Oral Agreements – 3 years 

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

The EU laws does not affect debt collection in Norway. 
Norway signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) in 1992 and this has been enforced since 1994. Norway is also part of The European Economic Area (EEA) which is an international agreement which enables the extension of the EU’s single market to the 3 member states of - Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. Norway has two land borders with EU member states: Finland and Sweden

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

The Brønnøysund Register Centre is a government body under Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. ... The business register is responsible for registering all Norwegian and foreign business enterprises in Norway.. 
There is 1 company registry in Norway which is called Brønnøysund Register Centre located in Oslo, Norway. 
We have access to Norway Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Norway companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Norway? 

The debt recovery process usually consists in two phases - the amicable procedure where the debtor is invited to pay the debt in a specific time frame, or the legal procedure, when the debtor is enforced to pay the debt through a court’s decision. Commercial disputes are handled along other civil cases by the district court as there are no specialized courts in the country. Our debt collection agents in Norway can offer in-depth details concerning all procedures. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

There is no average time frame for the b2b debt collection process in Norway. Amicable resolutions are normally completed in a few weeks. The court processes can take many months to complete. 

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

Yes.  Norway has aligned its regulations with the principles laid down by EU Directive 2011/7/EU, which stipulates that payments in the EU must be made within 60 days. In accordance with the Norwegian Act relating to Interest on Overdue Payments, late payment interest may be claimed the day following the due date of the accounts receivable. Unless a contract provides a specific interest rate, the reference rate of the Norwegian Department of Justice (reviewed every six months), increased by 8 percentage points, may be applied. Interest is normally paid by the debtor but may also be used as a negotiation tool in order to preserve the business relationship. 
Debt collection costs should be charged to the debtor in accordance with the Norwegian Debt Collection Act. In accordance with the EU directive, collection costs of EUR 40 may also be claimed, but these would be deducted from the debt collection fees paid by the debtor under the Debt Collection Act. Collection specialists will systematically obtain payment of such costs. 

Details on legal service / process in Norway? 

Litigation through the ordinary court system is the main dispute resolution method in Norway. 
The litigation process is governed by the Dispute Resolution Act 2005 (DRA), which gives the judge reasonably strong control over the conduct of the case, both in preparation and at the main hearing with respect to time limits and extent of evidence. The system is adversarial in nature and the parties are in control of whether to bring or conclude an action and of the evidence to be presented and the arguments to be made. The court evaluates the arguments and evidence presented by the parties. 
In civil law cases, the burden of proof lies on the party asserting a fact on the balance of probabilities. In some cases, the burden of proof can be reversed. 
Court-sponsored mediation is part of the court litigation process. 

Norwegian 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 416,000 companies entered on the Norwegian register. These include: Limited Companies, Public Limited Companies, General Partnerships with joint liability and Sole proprietorships. Through our online databases you can download Norway 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. 

Norway Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Norway 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 French Guiana 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. 

Norway Debt Collection Partners in the following Norwegian Cities 

What is the legal system in Norway? 

The Norway legal system is based Scandinavian-North Germanic civil law. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in Norway? 

The Gazette in Norway is called the Norwegian Law Gazette - Norsk Lovtidend & Norsk Lysingsblad. 

Who are the main trading partners for Norway? 

The main import and export partner for Norway are Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and China

Which countries border Norway? 

Norway is located in Northern Europe which borders to Sweden, Finland and Russia

What is the Supreme Court in Norway? 

The Supreme Court of Norway (Høyesterett) was established in 1815. 

Norway Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

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

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 Norway 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 Norway? 

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

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Norway 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 Norway debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Norway 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 Norway 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 Norway? 

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 Norway 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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