European Debt Collection
Thread poster: xxxVadney
xxxVadney
German to English
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Jan 10, 2006

Hello, everyone:

I have three outsourcers in Luxembourg, Spain and one in the UK who have refused to pay some considerable amounts for work done and I'm afraid I must either put them into collection, since I have had to pay contractors for their work, or go to court to enforce collection.
If anyone has any tips, experiences or recommendations on how to go about enforcing collection action against these agencies, I would very much appreciate your inputs.

You can also reach me at hvadney@mhcable.com.

Thanks very much!

Harold


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Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Intrum Jan 10, 2006

One of Europe's bigger credit collection companies : http://www.intrum.com/index.cfm
Or you could use D&B.


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A Y
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DEBTA Jan 10, 2006

http://www.debta.com

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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:28
French to English
ACI Jan 10, 2006

Hi,

My ex-employer may be able to help:
http://www.eulerhermes.com/usa/naw/contact_us.html

ACI is the US subsidiary of Euler Hermes.

They (Euler Hermes) have an operation in Benelux called Cobac.
Ditto the UK called EHUK (formerly known as Trade Indemnity).
Likewise Spain called Credito y Caucion.

Their main business is credit insurance, but I know that the UK and Benelux arms will undertake debt collection for non-policy holders, so I would hope the same applies to ACI. At the very least, if they do, with that corporate structure, it should enable you to get a one-stop service from a company operating in your time zone


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Steve Yates  Identity Verified
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UK small claims procedure Jan 11, 2006

I have been looking into this issue as I am in a similar position with a Swiss agency. I am not so sure about the other countries, but in the UK there is a small claims procedure which is valid for claims of up to £5000. This method allows you to pursue a claim through the courts without expensive legal or credit collection fees. It may prove a bit awkward from abroad but it's worth looking at.

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_rights/legal_system/small_claims.htm


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