Sterling Debt Recovery are the most honest and reliable company I have ever worked with. They have exceeded my expectations repeatedly. A former business partner owed me a large amount of money, due to the debtors attitude I had given up hope of ever getting the money. Within a short time of contacting Sterling Debt Recovery their team had worked out a payment plan, which to my amazement the debtor stuck to.
Having a trained solicitor in their team made a real difference, his knowledge of bankruptcy law helped the debtor see that there were serious consequences for non payment. I am extremely happy with their service, professionalism and attitude. They will be my first point of call for all such matters in the future.
Commission only Portuguese debt collection
Sterling Debt Recovery provides international business debt collection and debt recovery services. Our customers include small businesses and global corporates from across the world. We are able to collect one-off debts with a minimum value of 1000 euro and upwards, or regular and higher volumes of debts where values are lower.
Debt litigation in Portugal
Where legal expertise is necessary, our UK lawyer working in our Krakow office has considerable experience in collecting cross-border debt. Even if it proves necessary to engage our lawyer to assist in recovery, he will still attempt to achieve payment without court proceedings. If litigation is required, then we will analyse the case and provide advice as to whether the procedure is likely to be successful and cost effective. We will also advise on which procedure is more appropriate, including options for enforcement should this be necessary. Various options for litigation are possible depending on the terms of business and status of the debt. In some cases the terms will stipulate that the jurisdiction is in our client’s country, in which case it may be appropriate to issue a claim there before applying to the Portuguese court to register the judgement. Often the European Order for Payment procedure may be more efficient, and in others cases it may be necessary to take action in Portugal.
Where local representation, expertise, or enforcement is necessary in Portugal, we are able to call on an established network of trusted partners there to assist in collection. The entire process is managed by our debt collection team so that our client has a single point of contact throughout the process.
No-win, no-fee commercial debt recovery in Portugal
Sterling are able to collect Portuguese debts on a commission only basis with no up-front fees. Charges only apply in cases where legal proceedings are required or third party costs apply. Our standard commission rate for collecting debts in Portugal is 20% of the gross value recovered, although lower rates are available for high value or large volumes of debt. Higher rates apply for debts over 24 months’ old or where another agency, lawyer or legal action has already been unsuccessful. Contact us to discuss your debt.
- A single point of contact for all international debt collection.
- Established debt collection agency with 10 years’ history of collecting overseas commercial debts.
- An in-office lawyer with expertise in cross-border debt recovery.
- Network of trusted partners worldwide for enforcement, process service, legal advice and litigation where necessary.
- Debts paid direct to our clients or to a separate client bank account in Euro’s, GBP, USD or other currencies as required.
- Sterling are an international member of the Credit Services Association, complying with the CSA’s code of conduct.
Outsourced Collections Service for Portuguese Invoices
Where a company has regular business with customers in Portugal it can be difficult to maintain prompt payment. Sterling’s multilingual outsourced credit control service can be used to achieve payment quickly whilst retaining and improving customer relationships. The service can work entirely under our client’s brand, so the outsource is completely invisible to the end-customer, enhancing the business image, improving cash flow and improving relationships.
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Sterling has legal and enforcement partners in the following countries: Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.