United Arab Emirates (UAE) Debt Collection Services – No Win No Fee
Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collection 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.
Unlike Western countries, the United Arab Emirates treats debt as a criminal matter rather than a civil one. The result being that if a borrower is late with payments, they can face fines and imprisonment. Even after they are released, the bank may open a civil case against them which can result in further imprisonment.
– Location of office(s) in UAE
– Number of staff
– How long been operating in UAE
– What type of debts do you recover?
We recover commercial (B2B) and consumer (B2C) in UAE
– Statute of limitation in UAE
10-15 years to file legal action. 5 years for bounced cheques.
– How many registries in UAE for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
1 public court in each of the seven Emirates.
– What is the process in UAE?
All documents must be in order, debtor company should still be operational. Not allowed to contact family, unless specified in the contract signed. Not allowed to visit private quarters of individuals without a court order.
– Average length of time to collect?
– Can late payment fees / interest be added to claims?
Only if specified and agreed to in the contract
– Any brief details on legal service / process in UAE
All documents must be legally translated into Arabic. Court will first review documents before accepting any case. All legal costs should be paid in advance. Lawyer must be given a Power of Attorney.
There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including the UAE which differ from the UK and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from the UK office. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK office base only without knowing the laws and the processes required in each country. Using the local international debt collection agency 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.