Companies require collection agencies to collect debts from other companies or individuals. Once you have signed an agreement with a collection agency, you are bound by the terms of the contract. Breaking this contract can be difficult, but in certain circumstances it is possible. Your contract may contain a termination clause. If this is not the case, you can contact the Agency directly to negotiate termination agreements. A collection agency is a business used by lenders or creditors to recover outstanding funds or accounts. Often, a creditor will hire a collection agency after making several failed attempts to recover its debts. A lender may outsource the collection activity to a third party (the collection agency) or have an internal service or an incassier that would do so. You can contact the collection agency directly and ask if they are willing to have your contract cancelled for a cancellation fee. Receive the cancellation policy in writing and pay all the fees on time. If the collection agency is not prepared to break the agreement, ask the original creditor if they are prepared to withdraw the debts from the collection office. If the original creditor withdraws its debt, this will effectively invalidate your agreement with the collection agency. If the collection agency has breached an essential contractual clause, you can also interrupt your contact.
However, only substantial offences allow you to break the agreement; minor offences are not grounds for cancellation. For example, if the collection agency has promised to settle your debts with a creditor in exchange for monthly payments and you find that the collection agency has never repaid the original debt, you can break your agreement because of the substantial breach of the collection office. If the borrower still cannot or cannot cover the delay, the collection agency can update the borrower`s credit report with a “recovery” status, resulting in a decrease in the person`s creditworthiness. A low credit score can affect a person`s chances of obtaining a long-term credit, as an account may remain on their credit report for seven years as part of the collection activity. Third-party collection agencies – not internal creditor collection services – are bound by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), some of which are listed below. If you can prove that the contract is unacceptable or fraudulent, you can terminate your contract with the collection agency.