Norway 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:
- The local cultures
- The languages
- The laws
- Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our debt collection service Norway
– Location of office in Norway
– Number of staff
– How long been operating as a debt collector in Norway
Since the 1980’s
– What type of debts do you recover? Do you do commercial (B2B) and consumer (B2C) debts?
We do both commercial debt collection (B2B) and consumer debt collection (B2C)
– Statute of limitation in Norway
The statute of limitation is typically 3 years for contracts, 10 years for judgements and 1 year for any transportation claim.
– How EU laws effect debt collection Agencies in Norway?
The EU laws does not affect debt collection in Norway.
– How many company registries in Norway for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
The Brønnøysund Register Centre is a government body under Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. … The business register is responsible for registering all Norwegian and foreign business enterprises in Norway..
Any general comments regarding process in Norway for debt collection and how differs from UK / other European countries:
– What is the debt collection process in Norway
The debt recovery process usually consists in two phases – the amicable procedure where the debtor is invited to pay the debt in a specific time frame, or the legal procedure, when the debtor is enforced to pay the debt through a court’s decision. Commercial disputes are handled along other civil cases by the district court as there are no specialized courts in the country. Our debt collection agents in Norway can offer in-depth details concerning all procedures.
– Average length of time to collect?
There is no average time frame for the debt collection process in Norway. 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?
Yes. Norway has aligned its regulations with the principles laid down by EU Directive 2011/7/EU, which stipulates that payments in the EU must be made within 60 days. In accordance with the Norwegian Act relating to Interest on Overdue Payments, late payment interest may be claimed the day following the due date of the accounts receivable. Unless a contract provides a specific interest rate, the reference rate of the Norwegian Department of Justice (reviewed every six months), increased by 8 percentage points, may be applied. Interest is normally paid by the debtor but may also be used as a negotiation tool in order to preserve the business relationship.
Debt collection costs should be charged to the debtor in accordance with the Norwegian Debt Collection Act. In accordance with the EU directive, collection costs of EUR 40 may also be claimed, but these would be deducted from the debt collection fees paid by the debtor under the Debt Collection Act. Collection specialists will systematically obtain payment of such costs.
– Details on legal service / legal process in Norway
Litigation through the ordinary court system is the main dispute resolution method in Norway.
The litigation process is governed by the Dispute Resolution Act 2005 (DRA), which gives the judge reasonably strong control over the conduct of the case, both in preparation and at the main hearing with respect to time limits and extent of evidence. The system is adversarial in nature and the parties are in control of whether to bring or conclude an action and of the evidence to be presented and the arguments to be made. The court evaluates the arguments and evidence presented by the parties.
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 French Guiana 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.