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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 Finland

Finland is divided into 19 regions with Uusimaa (capital Helsinki) the largest region by population. Our local office is in Helsinki so are centrally located to recover debts throughout all of Finland.

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 Finnish is spoken by 89% of the population. 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 Finland

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

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Finland 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.

Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from the UK are as follows:

The local International Debt collection Partners know:

 

  1. The local cultures
  2. The languages
  3. The laws
  4. Are in the same time zones

Herewith details of our debt collection service Finland

–       Location of office in Finland
Helsinki

–       Number of staff
Over 900 staff

–       How long been operating as a debt collector in Finland
Since the 1980’s

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

We recover both commercial debt collection (B2B) and consumer debt collection (B2C)

–       Statute of limitation in Finland
The statute of limitation is typically 3 years for contracts

–       How EU laws effect debt collection Agencies in Finland?
Finland is governed by EU regulations.

–       How many company registries in Finland for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
FINNISH PATENT AND REGISTRATION OFFICE
Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C, Mailing address:, FI-00091 PRH, FINLAND

Any general comments regarding process in Finland for debt collection and how differs from UK / other European countries:

–       What is the debt collection process in Finland
Collection activities are roughly divided into extrajudicial and judicial phases. In the extrajudicial process the aim is to achieve an out of court settlement  If debtor does not pay voluntarily, then the debt collection will proceed to judicial process which in Finland means a summon application to a district court and after having the court ruling the enforcement procedure.

–       Average length of time to collect?
There is no average time frame for the debt collection process in Finland. Amicable resolutions are normally completed in a few weeks. The court processes can take many months to complete.

–       Can late payment fees / interest be added to claims?
Interest on late payments accumulates during the entire debt collection time. The interest on late payments is determined by the Finnish Interest Act. If the due date has been agreed on beforehand, the late-payment interest starts from the due date.

Normally, debt recovery costs can be claimed at most for two payment demands. Costs can be claimed for more than two payment demands only if there has been a special reason for sending them and the payment demand details the collection particulars and provides the special reason for sending those demands.

The recovery costs claimed from the debtor for the first payment demand can, at most, amount to:

€ 14, if the principal sum does not exceed € 100 or if the debt is directly enforceable (for example, a health centre payment for a municipality).

€ 24, if the principal sum is € 100 – 1 000

€ 50, if the principal sum is more than € 1 000

For the second payment demand, the creditor can charge at most a half of the maximum amount of the charges for the first payment demand.

–       Details on legal service / legal process in Finland
Civil proceedings commence with a written stage, in which the claimant first lodges his claim and the defendant subsequently files a statement of defence. The court may, of its own motion or upon request, order further written submissions from the parties prior to the preparatory hearing.

After receiving the necessary written submissions, the court calls the parties to a preparatory hearing, the aim of which is to clarify the issues in dispute and the evidence to be presented at the main hearing. During and after the preparatory hearing further written submissions may be ordered by the court.

At the main hearing, the parties present their evidence and arguments. In addition, all witnesses and experts are heard. Judgment is delivered thereafter.

The length of proceedings and of the main stages varies for example due to the complexity of a case and there are no comprehensive statistics.In civil law cases, the burden of proof lies on the party asserting a fact on the balance of probabilities. In some cases, the burden of proof can be reversed.

Court-sponsored mediation is part of the court litigation process.

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

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“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
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“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
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“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
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“I have worked with Creditreform for many years and always received a first class service. Keep up the good work”
Russell Hardwick, MSC Industrial
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