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 Ethiopia

Ethiopia is divided into 9 regional states and 2 chartered cities one of which is the capital city Addis Ababa. Our local office is in Addis Ababa meaning we are centrally located to recover debts throughout all of Ethiopia.

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 case of Ethiopia the most widely spoken are Oromo by 33% and Amharic by 29% 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 Ethiopia

10 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:


    Ethiopia 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:

    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 Ethiopia

    Location of debt recovery office in Ethiopia

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

    Number of debt collection staff

    Four staff. 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 Ethiopia

    Twenty years.

    What type of debt collection services do you provide? Do you do commercial debt recovery (B2B) and consumer debt recovery (B2C)?

    Principally Business debt collection as we have no specialization in consumer debt collection but we have proceeded to court on behalf of a client.

    Statue of Limitation in Ethiopia

    10 years for contractual debts

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

    It does not

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

    There is a federal registration for all trading business and there is a comprehensive commercial code regulating businesses. The Ministry of Trade is the main registry organ, however,, foreigners go through the Investment Commission for any registration.

    General comments regarding process in Ethiopia for debt collection and how differs from UK / other European countries:

    What is the debt collection process in Ethiopia

    Either consensual or judicial, if an individual chooses judicial then collection will be made using judgment of a judge and the execution department of the court.

    Average length of time to collect a debt?

    If it is through court then that will depend on the work load of the courts. The current average of length of a court case in Ethiopia right now is two years.

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

    Yes, however it depends on the court judgment. The court may rule with or without the interest.

    Details on legal service / process in Ethiopia

    Only licensed or authorized individuals can bring the case to court, However, the judgment creditors can also bring their case before the court then the court after hearing both sides and evaluating evidence will give judgment and instruct the executive organ to implement the judgment.

    Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia 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.

    “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