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 Cameroon

Cameroon is divided into 10 regions. Our local office is in Douala which is the largest city and economic capital of Cameroon. This enables us to recover debts throughout the entire country

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 of Cameroon French (57%) and English (25%) are widely spoken but 30% speak indigenous languages as their first language. 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 Cameroon

5 years but there are many special exemptions so whatever the age please contact us and we will advise if we can assist with your claim

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Cameroon 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.

–       Location of office in Cameroon

–       Number of staff
7 members of staff

–       How long been operating in Cameroon
Since 1994

–      What type of debts do you recover?
We recover both commercial (B2B) and consumer (B2C) debts

–       Statute of limitation in Cameroon
Proceedings need to be commenced within 5 years from the date when the debt is due

–       How many company registries in Cameroon for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
There is a registry at every court of First Instance

–       What is the collection process in Cameroon?
Prepare and service a notice to pay on debtor. If no payment is received ,  apply to the court for an Order directing the debtor to pay the full outstanding balance of a liquidated debt within a prescribed period contained within the Court order or apply to the court for the order to be set aside. If the order is set aside, then the creditor will need to file a suit and proceed by why of a contested civil action. If the debtor does not apply to set aside the Order  within the prescribed time or pay the amount owning, the court order becomes final and enforceable and can not be the subject of any appeal.

–       Average length of time to collect?
12 to 36 weeks

–       Can late payment fees / interest be added to claims?
Yes, they can form part of a civil claim in a contested suit .  Whether or not they can be claimed as part of the liquidated debt by way of a simplified recovery procedure will depend on the interpretation of the clause in the contract between the parties giving raise to late payment / interest.

–       Details on legal service / legal process in Cameroon
The court will generally require creditors to pay a deposit into court as security for costs.
We will normally require all relevant documentary evidence giving raise to the debt.
There may be additional costs to be incurred in investigations in order to identity debtors and their assets in order to assess the viability of any recovery proceedings

There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Cameroon 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 office base 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