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 French Polynesia

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France and is divided into 5 regions with the most populous and capital being Papeete. Our local office is in Papeete where we can recover debts throughout all the islands.

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 French Polynesia the official language is French but Tahitian is also widely 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 French Polynesia

5 years (same as France) 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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French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia

Location of debt recovery office in French Polynesia?

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

Number of debt collection staff?

4 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 French Polynesia?

Since 1992

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.

Statue of Limitation in French Polynesia?

5 years – same as France but with exceptions.

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

Polynesia is included in French territory but with plenty of autonomy.

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

2 Registries: One for the commercial companies and a second for individual activities.

What is the debt collection process in French Polynesia?

Debt recovery letters, telephone, e-mail and internet and field investigation. We haven’t no fix postal address but only postal box address

For the investigation we need to work with two language: French / Tahitian. Many people on the islands don’t speak french.

Average length of time to collect a debt?

It depends of the amount but currently but about five monthly payments.

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

Yes, legal interest and fees

Details on legal service / process in French Polynesia?

The delay – the most important thing to understand in French Polynesia is to accept a delay.
The legal process is the same as France. 1st : Order to pay + time for appeal + service by bailiff + summons + seizure of accounts We can handle ourselves in the legal process until EUR 10,000 above which we need a lawyer. We have an agreement with two lawyers for a package of approximately EUR 2,500 for the fully process (excluding bailiff)

We have a particularity. Polynesia is as vast as Europe so we have a “judicial time” to add for the far archipelago.

Cash is commonly used in French Polynesia with around 50% of collected each month in cash and only 5% used the credit card.

French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia 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.

French Polynesia Tracing Agents

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local French Polynesia tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This debtor tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace.

Specialist Debt Recovery Experts

There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including French Polynesia 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