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 Palau 

Palau is divided into 16 states with the capital Kolor. All debts for Palau are handled by our partner in Northern Mariana Islands which covers both countries. 

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 the Palauan is spoken by 81% 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 Palau 

6 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: 

Palau 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 Palau: 

Location of debt recovery office in Palau? 

The debts are handled by the Northern Mariana Islands partner and debt collection letters are sent by the head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

5 staff (All based in Northern Mariana Islands) 
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 Palau? 

We have been operating an Oceania/Pacific debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Palau for over 50 years. Palau 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 Palau? 

Generally, six years in Palau. 
Palau 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 Palau is 6 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. 

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

EU laws could be raised as a defense in any debt collection case in the Palau, if the debt was created subject to those laws. 
There is currently no Free Trade Agreement that have been signed or any ongoing negotiations between Palau and European Union. 

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

There is 1 company registry in Palau which is called Office of the Attorney General - Corporate Registrar located at P.O. Box 6051 Koror, Palau 96940. 
We have access to Palau Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Palau companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Palau? 

We file suit as soon as possible after I receive the referral - usually within a week.  After a judgment is obtained, either by stipulation or default, the court will issue a payment order, either upon stipulation or upon motion.  The order is enforceable through contempt proceedings.  Most debtors do not have property amenable to a writ of execution, although that is occasionally used. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a Palau B2B debt collection case varies from case to case. This depends on a number of factors, the biggest one being the debtor's ability to pay.  I have cases that settle as soon as the defendant is served with process.  I also have judgments that are 25 years old and that will probably never be paid in full. 

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

Late payment fees and pre-judgment interest are generally allowable if specifically provided for in the contract between the parties.  The maximum rate enforceable in our courts is generally 12% p/a.  Post-judgment interest is fixed by statute at 9% p/a. 

Details on legal service / process in Palau? 

Our court rules permit service by personal service, abode service, service at the defendant's workplace, service on any defendant in any other jurisdiction of the USA, and "longarm" service by publication on absent defendants.  The Geneva Convention on service of process is applicable. 

Palau 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 Palau 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. 

Palau Skip Tracing Agents 

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

Sister Cities for Debt Collection in Kokor 

Kokor is a city located in Oceania whose sister cities are: 
Gilroy, California 
Manado, Indonesia 

What is the legal system in Palau? 

The Palau legal system is based on law of the United States (USA). 

Who are the main trading partners for Palau? 

The main import and export partner for Palau are USA, Singapore, South Korea and Japan

Which countries border Palau? 

Palau is an island nation in Oceania which borders Federated States of Micronesia to the east, Indonesia to the south, and the Philippines to the northwest. 

What is the Supreme Court in Palau? 

The Supreme Court of Palau was created in 1981 with Mamoru Nakamura being the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 

Palau Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

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

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 Palau 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 Palau? 

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

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Palau 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 Palau debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Palau 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 Palau 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 Palau? 

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 Palau 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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