Tonga 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:
- The local cultures
- The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes
- The languages
- The laws
- Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our debt collection service Tonga
Location of debt recovery office in Tonga
Nuku’alofa. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office.
Number of debt collection Staff
There are two law practitioners including myself and a secretary.
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 Tonga?
We have been in practice since 2010.
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.
Statute of limitation in Tonga
Our statute of limitation in Tonga is 5 years.
How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Tonga?
Our laws is basically Commonwealth based unlike the civil law countries such as European Union which is a bit different.
How many company registries in Tonga for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
We have 1 company registries, which is run by the Ministry of Labour.
General comments regarding process in Tonga for debt collection and how differs from UK / other European countries:
What is the debt collection process in Tonga?
Collection process is usually done by bailiff officers, under the ministry of Justice who are empowered thru writ of distress to carry out seizing of properties to be sold by public or private auction. There is no time limitation to collect debt. However, it depends on nature of the property to be seized.
Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims?
Interest is allowed for in civil claims and for late payments, interest attracts as penalty.
Details on legal service / process in Tonga?
Our legal process is similar to any Courts of the Commonwealth. Once you filed a writ of summon attaching a statement of claim, you serve them and the defendants have 28 days to reply, If no reply, you go for judgment. If reply given, you go for disclosure of documents, exchange of documents, preparing briefs of evidence, fixing of hearing dates and the actual trial. The minimum time you will have a hearing after filing a civil summon is at least 9 months. We have three high court judges who are sitting in our Supreme Court. One of them presides over criminal matters, one deals with land matters, family and divorce and the Chief Justice deals with civil and anything else.
These three judges also do circuits to the outer islands twice within a year. So it takes at least 9 months before you have a hearing.
Yes, we also recognise mediation, negotiation and arbitration in civil proceedings.
Specialist Debt Recovery Experts
There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Tonga 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.