Femlae Debt Collector discusses arranging payment for debt with a client

Debt Collector

Debt Collectors collect consumer, commercial, insurance and other forms of debt for clients, make arrangements to settle overdue accounts, formalise payment arrangements and follow up until accounts are fully paid.

Overview

Debt Collectors collect consumer, commercial, insurance and other forms of debt for clients, make arrangements to settle overdue accounts, formalise payment arrangements and follow up until accounts are fully paid.

Day-to-day

  • liaising with clients, credit staff, accounts receivable departments, process servers, Private Investigators, Barristers and Solicitors to find solutions to payment problems
  • identifying, locating and notifying debtors of overdue accounts in writing, by telephoning and in person, and arranging for payments to be made
  • tracing addresses of debtors who have moved
  • arranging new repayment plans for debtors having difficulties making existing repayments
  • referring debtors' disputes to creditors
  • issuing instructions for the commencement of legal action and enforcement to recover money
  • arranging for money and goods collected to be transferred to creditors' possession, and preparing statements of account for creditors
  • recording amounts collected and noting any further action required
  • complying with debt collection guidelines and relevant legislation.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

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$1,231 / week
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To become a Debt Collector

  • You can work as a Debt Collector without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as accounting, business, management, banking and finance.

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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