Debt Collection Explained in Fewer than 140 Characters
What Is a Debt Collection Agency?
Rather than chasing down clients directly, companies find it more practical and cheaper to hire debt collectors to collect unpaid debts. In addition, collection agencies are more likely to recover the bad debt than the original creditor due to their tools, resources, tactics, and training.
Debt collection assignment.
Upon assigning the debt to a collection agency, the agency is given the authority to collect on behalf of the original creditor.
When are accounts sent to collections?
There is no specific time when a debt may be assigned to a collection agency. Nevertheless, most businesses will consider hiring a collection agency after an account has been past due for 60 days.