Debt collection costs Belgium

When a debtor (client or buyer of goods or services) doesn’t pay his debt on time, that is by due date, then the creditor (supplier of goods or services) needs to take action.  The creditor can handle this in house or he can appoint a third party, like a debt collection office, to handle it for him.  Whether in house or outsourced, these efforts mean costs like sending payment reminders and handling payment plans. These costs are the direct consequence of the debtor’s behaviour.  That is why costs are added to the debtor’s debt.

These costs are limited – by law – for consumer debts. More:


Updated on 5/12/16

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