Business to business debt is business collection agency generally begins with communication with the consumer. Consumers are notified about the outstanding debt through written communication. Within five business days of this initial contact, the credit card company can begin in writing, through electronic mail, the details of the unpaid debt to the borrower. If a customer fails to make timely payments on his or her accounts, the company can contact the customers, via telephone, via email, and/or through other means. If a borrower fails to respond to the credit card company’s communication, the company will take legal action to collect the unpaid debt, as well as any late payments that were made.
In addition, if the business owner fails to make a timely payment on a particular account, or fails to make a payment at all, then the business owner has to file an action to collect his or her debt from the consumers who have a financial relationship with them. The action to collect the debt can also be filed in small claims court. However, small claims court is typically only used for debt collection, not as a venue for litigation. For these reasons, a lawsuit will be filed by the company with a local court in which the company wishes to file the lawsuit, in order to obtain the legal rights to bring suit.
For those who are unfamiliar with small claims court, it is where the parties involved in small claims court to bring claims against one another. Small claims court is a relatively informal venue for resolving small claims. The rules of small claims court to allow for a settlement of the dispute in less than a year, rather than more than a decade.
Business to business debt collections typically occur when the credit card companies cannot collect the outstanding balances due to customers from the business owner. When these debt collections fail, the company can file suit to recover the outstanding balances from the business owners. Most often, the business owner will attempt to settle the matter through negotiation, in which case a trial is held before a judge in small claims court, before a judge in the district court, and before a judge in bankruptcy court of common law.
Small claims court is also a venue in which creditors will seek a judgment to recover the debts they are owed from a consumer. In a judgment against the consumer, creditors seek to recover the balance owed on credit cards and other debts. This can be done by the process of garnishment (whereby the consumer income of a debtor is garnished to pay off debts), and/or by a sale of property, or property.
Business debt collections may be brought against customers for any reason by the credit card issuer. Therefore, it is important that the credit card issuers not hesitate to communicate with a business owner about potential collection actions.