How To Select A Collection Agency


Visitors: 160

The unfortunate situation has arisen: you need to collect on a debt. You need a collection agency. While a look through the Yellow Pages will yield scores of collection agencies, not all of them are created equally. You need an agency that will work for you and carry out your needs. Here are a few questions to keep in mind when looking for a collection agency to suit your needs:

How much and what kind of experience does the agency have?

Do they have the experience necessary in your field? Will they know the jargon and how to make connection with the client? Have they the ability to work with the kind of sum you need to collect? Can you get references from another organization your field that has used this agency?

Is this a professional organization?

This collection agency is going to be representing you. It is vital that their practices reflect the values that your organization lives up to. Bad contact with a client could damage your reputation.

Does this collection agency know the local laws and have good knowledge of the resources available to them in your community?

Most agencies utilize skip tracing and formal written communication to deal with clients. Do they have access to the kind of information they will need to connect with your client? Do they know and live up to local laws that regulate debt collectors? Don’t forget - this company is working for you – any laws they break or bad practices they engage in will reflect on you.

How willing is the collection agency to take into account your wishes and expectations?

Knowing that the collection agency values your wishes and instructions are key to a good outcome in the collection process. An agency that follows your instructions is one that is worth your time and hard-earned money.

Does the collection agency offer advice and consultation to its clients?

Some collection agencies not only collect debts for clients, but also offer advice and assistance to minimize bad customers in the future. Collection agencies have a wealth of experience and if they are willing to share it with you, you stand to gain a lot from their information and assistance.

Collection Agency Services assists you in finding a collection agency that suits your individual needs. Our website is designed to make the search for a collection agency easy and hassle-free.

Tristan Andrews is a writer for Collection Agency, Collection Agencies, Debt Collection .


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Stopping Collection Agency Harassment - Your Rights
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

When To Use A Collection Agency

by: Steve G. Austin (July 10, 2006) 
(Finance/Debt Relief)

Should I Negotiate With a Collection Agency?

by: Greg Artim (October 01, 2008) 

Should I Open My Own Collection Agency?

by: Tristan Andrews (December 03, 2006) 

Using a Collection Agency For Credit Repair

by: Michael Demarkks (July 28, 2008) 
(Finance/Credit Tips)

Stop Collection Agency Harassment

by: Susan Chana Lask (March 10, 2005) 

How to Choose a Collection Agency for Your Business

by: Asad Haroon (September 25, 2009) 
(Business/Customer Service)

Collection Agency Credit Checks

by: Alison Cole (August 18, 2006) 

How Do Collection Agency Claims Work?

by: Greg Artim (October 02, 2008) 

Can a Collection Agency Garnish My Wages?

by: Greg Artim (July 06, 2008) 

Stopping Collection Agency Harassment - Your Rights

by: Toni Phelps (September 29, 2005) 
(Finance/Debt Relief)