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If you are in financial difficulty with your debts then the term collection agency is one that you will truly be familiar with. These are the group of individuals who have the authority by your creditors to hound you for the money you owe. There are different types of collectors such as in house and independent collection agencies. They all basically operate the same way but they too have laws and regulations that they must adhere to.

The in house collectors:

This is usually a separate department that belongs to the financial institution that you owe the money to. Credit card companies, Banks and other money lenders usually have a full team of trained money collectors on hand that only focus on past due and delinquent debts. Very small Companies will usually do their own collection calling through their accounts receivable department.

External Collection Agency:

Usually an independent Collection Agency will buy debts off financial institutions for less than the amount of money owed. These Agencies will clear the debt and then will proceed to attempt to collect the full amount owed by the debtor. The purchases of the debt by these agencies will vary and may depend on the type of debt and the viability of being able to collect.

Many of the financial institutions are in favor of debt buying for several reasons. One, it cuts down on the costs of having to have staff do the collections for them. Two, they don't lose time or money taking legal action against delinquent debtors. Even though they are settling for a smaller amount of money owed in most cases they still come out making a profit.

The Collection Agency normally does well at collecting the debts they have purchased because of their highly skilled collectors. These individuals do nothing else but sit on the phone day after day calling debtors, and they use every means they have within the law to collect the monies owed. Individuals that are being harassed by collection agencies at first are often at a loss as to why a strange company is seeking the payment of the debt. They don't realize that the debt has been placed into the hands of the Collection Agency and that any contract agreement that was made is now applicable with the Collection Agency.

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