Debt Collections Handbook Poland 2019

Debt Collection Reports

  • Poland
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,
  • Chemicals/Pharma,
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,
  • Financial Services,
  • Food,
  • Machines/Engineering,
  • Paper,
  • Services,
  • Steel,
  • Textiles

9th September 2019

Having drawn from the expertise of Atradius Collections' local offices, the International Debt Collections Handbook explains the different regulations and procedures for debt collections in Poland.

Amicable collections

General information

 

 

Handbook Report Page - Amicable Phase

 

 

Atradius Collections maintains a professional collection process, focusing on the relationship between our clients and their debtors at all times. Our team of collection specialists carry out the collection process in-house, contacting debtors both verbally and in writing whilst adhering to federal and state laws. When there is a case of dispute, we aim to reach an amicable solution between the creditor and the debtor. We do this by analysing all contractual documents (e.g. signed contracts, orders, confirmations, invoices and delivery notes, as well as all standard terms that have been agreed upon). All investigations are completed with the assistance and agreement of our legal team.

Interest

Atradius Collections always charges interest to debtors, calculated at 9.5% (alternatively 7% or 5% depending on the contract stipulations). Interest is claimed in both amicable and judicial phases. Atradius Collections may request the client’s approval regarding collecting interest and may ask the client to provide an interest note (at the debtor’s request). It is often best practice not to ask for interest to be added after the principal amount has been paid in full.

Debt collection costs

In Poland, a debt collection cost of EUR 40 can be added to invoices issued after 28th April 2013. During legal proceedings, clients may also ask for other costs related to debt recovery (e.g. debt collection company invoices).

The Debt Collections Handbook presents a snapshot of Poland's economic situation and covers the following topics:

Handbook magazine

 

 

 

 

⦁    Safeguarding measures
⦁    Legal procedures and lawsuit
⦁    Insolvency proceedings
⦁    Arbitration and mediation

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Disclaimer

The statements made herein are provided solely for general informational purposes and should not be relied upon for any purpose. Please refer to the actual policy or the relevant product or services agreement for the governing terms. Nothing herein should be construed to create any right, obligation, advice or responsibility on the part of Atradius, including any obligation to conduct due diligence of buyers or on your behalf. If Atradius does conduct due diligence on any buyer it is for its own underwriting purposes and not for the benefit of the insured or any other person. Additionally, in no event shall Atradius and its related, affiliated and subsidiary companies be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the statements made information herein.