People take debts for some or the other reason once in a while. But when it comes to repayment of this debt, some people are adamant about it. They don’t want to return or maybe they don’t have enough source of income to repay the debt.
It’s tiresome for big companies to follow up for debt repayments, so they hire third-party agencies which can perform this task for them. It’s important to have debt collection license in order to excel in this industry.
Reasons to have license
Collection agencies should follow the state laws and they should be in compliance with Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
- Legal Protection
Debt collection agencies are governed by some laws and customers are aware of their rights. If there’s some violation of customer rights, agencies can be sued in court. So, it’s good to have a license which tells that your agency is aware of the customer rights.
When you need a debt collection license, it is important to build trust and should be compliant with FDCPA. One of the main requirements is background checks, all the details of the employees has to be provided and proofs has to be submitted that the agency is operating with fairness during debt collection.
- Guarantee of knowledge
The agency should be in compliance with FDCPA and also should have knowledge about fair debt collection. They should know what actions have to be taken on debtors abiding by the rules set by FDCPA, also knowledge of legal actions or options available to them when debtors don’t return the money.
Anybody could have become a debt collector in the past. But nowadays it’s a must to have the license abided by the laws and regulations formed by state and FDCPA.