St Kitts & Nevis 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 St Kitts & Nevis
– Location of office in St Kitts & Nevis:
Basseterre, St. Kitt
– Number of staff:
Currently we have a total of eight (8) members of staff – three (3) Attorneys-at-Law and five (5) administrative members.
– How long been operating in St Kitts & Nevis:
Since 2016 but over 16 years experience
– What type of debts do you recover? Do you do commercial (B2B) and consumer (B2C) debts? We recover all types of debt, including commercial and consumer debts.
– Statute of limitation in St Kitts & Nevis
In respect of matters with their basis in contract (generally debt collection matters are based in contract law), the limitation period is six (6) years from the date the cause of action accrued (from the date of default in debt collection cases).
– How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in St Kitts & Nevis?
European Union laws do not generally have any effect on debt collection in St. Kitts and Nevis.
– How many company registries in St Kitts & Nevis for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry):
There are three (3) company registries within St. Kitts and Nevis – one (1) in St. Kitts and two (2) in Nevis. Of the two registries in Nevis, one is dedicated to onshore and local companies while the other is dedicated to International Business Companies and all matters falling within the “offshore” umbrella.
General comments regarding process in St Kitts & Nevis for debt collection and how differs from UK / other European countries:
– What is the collection process in St Kitts & Nevis?
Usually, the process is commenced with the issuance of a pre-action letter detailing the debt owed, the basis for such and demanding that the sums be paid within a certain timeframe. If the debt is not paid within the said timeframe, then court proceedings are initiated to recover the debt.
– Average length of time to collect?
This varies based on which stage in the process the debt is paid. If the debtor pays pursuant to the pre-action letter, then it would be within the demanded length of time. However, if court proceedings have to be initiated, the length of time depends on which level court the matter is commenced in and if the debtor admits liability or contests the claim.
– Can late payment fees / interest be added to claims?
Late payment fees have to be pursuant to the contract which forms the basis of the debt. In respect of interest, if there is contractual interest that continues to accrue between filing and the date of judgment. Upon obtaining judgment, the contractual interest no longer accrues. In the High Court, there is statutory interest which accrues from the date of judgment to payment. However, there is no statutory interest for matters in the Magistrate’s Court. Matters are filed in the Magistrate Court where the debt is up to EC$25,000.00. For debts in excess of EC$25,000.00, the claim has to be instituted in the High Court.
There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including St Kitts & Nevis 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.