International Debt Collections Handbook

A key tool for businesses to approach debt collections abroad.
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What is the International Debt Collections Handbook?

The International Debt Collections Handbook is an annual publication that explains in detail the diversity and complexity of international commercial debt collections.

This includes the financial regulations and different stages of collections, ranging from amicable settlement, legal proceedings to insolvency procedures, in 50+ countries worldwide.

Why should you get the International Debt Collections Handbook?

Thousands of businesses receiving the International Debt Collections Handbook regard it as an invaluable and high-demand tool for decision making. They are of the opinion that:

  • Knowledge of the amicable collection process and country-specific legislation surrounding collections is vital
  • Information regarding local expertise ensures that businesses follow a professional and successful collection approach
  • No business is immune to the risks associated with international trade and can be exposed to poor payment behaviour.

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What can you expect to find in the Debt Collections Handbook?

Each country entry includes a snapshot of the current local economic situation, including GDP, major industries, import-export growth and the success rate of Atradius Collections.

handshakeAmicable collections

A description of local debt collection customs, such as prescription periods, common payment methods and employment of local agents to make field visits to debtors. An overview of interest and collection costs charged to the debtors is also included. Learn more

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An account of legal dunning procedures, which differ significantly per country. The International Debt Collections Handbook provides valuable insights into the rules, lawsuits, courts, bailiffs and enforcement measures in the legal debt collection process. Learn more

insolvencyInsolvency Proceedings

An explanation of collection procedures when a customer goes bankrupt, focusing on minimising losses. The most effective approaches to making claims against domestic and international bankruptcies are also presented. In all cases, Atradius Collections provide a complete service and support to our clients. Learn more

Find out how Atradius Collections can support your business at different stages of the order to cash cycle

From dunning letters and amicable collections to formal litigation, our debt collection products and professionals support you through the world’s time zones, currencies, jurisdictions and languages. Learn more



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