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 Benin

Benin is divided into 12 departments. Our local office is in Cotonou which is the capital city of Benin so we are centrally located to recover debts throughout all of Benin.


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 the official language of Benin is French. However, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are commonly spoken. 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 Benin

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

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:


    Benin 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 initial 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:

    1. The local cultures
    2. The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes
    3. The languages
    4. The laws
    5. Are in the same time zones

    Herewith details of our debt collection service Benin

    Location of debt recovery office in Benin

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

    Number of debt collection staff

    6 staff. 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 Benin

    Since 1984

    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.

    Statute of limitation in Benin

    Obligations arising in the course of their trade between traders, or between traders and non-traders, are prescribed by five (05) years if they are not subject to shorter requirements, in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Act on General Commercial Law.

    Can late payment fees / interest be added to claims?

    Yes, Late payment fees / interest  can be added to claims

    The Court can be seized when formal notices become unsuccessful. No duration is determined for recovery. Benin has only one trade register (Registre de Commerce et du Crédit Mobilier).

    In United Kingdom, the creditor may, in the event of non-payment by a debtor, initiate a debt recovery procedure, the starting point of which is the letter before claim. If this formal notice remains unsuccessful, he will choose the strategy to adopt according to certain circumstances such as the amount of the debt, the status of the debtor, the reasons given by the debtor for the non-payment of his debt so his assets. and its solvency, either a statutory demand with an obligation to pay within 21 days or a claim (request at the Court).

    This  statutory demand is effective only if the debtor has the means to settle the debt and is not contested. The amount of the claim must be greater than £ 750 for companies and £ 5,000 for individuals

    In the event of a debt dispute (eg defective delivered products, non-compliant quantity, etc.) the statutory demand is less appropriate. It is advisable to complain courts to obtain a court order.

    It is important to know that additional costs may be added throughout the trial. The losing party must pay the costs and expenses of the winning party in addition to its own costs and expenses.

    If the debtor still does not pay despite the pronouncement of a judgment against him, even if this judgment has been rendered by a French court, the creditor may still demand execution in England under certain conditions.

    Benin 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 Benin 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.

    Specialist Debt Recovery Experts

    There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Benin 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.

    “We are pleased with the friendly and efficient service of Adrian Harding and staff at Creditreform in collecting outstanding overdue debts on our behalf. Some accounts, especially those located overseas have been difficult customers but we are pleased with the high rate of success. We also appreciate that they keep us informed and constantly updated on the progress of the collection”
    Bryan de Beer, Phoenix Fragrances
    “Within 48hrs of Creditreform being involved a resolution was agreed and within the week paid in full. The professionalism of the Creditreform team was second to none and I would and indeed do recommend them to colleagues in a similar difficult position This situation was the first time we have had to employ a company for debt recovery and it was good to feel that you have someone else ‘on your side’.”
    Dean Lake, Lake Contracts
    “We have been using Credit Reform for a number of years now and we have always been dealt with in a professional and friendly way. Over time, Creditreform have managed to achieve good results for us. Would definitely recommend.”
    Anna Zhakrova, Catering Hygiene Specialists Ltd
    “I have worked with Creditreform for many years and always received a first class service. Keep up the good work”
    Russell Hardwick, MSC Industrial