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Debitura specializes in debt recovery in Cambodia, offering a comprehensive range of services such as accounts receivables management, debt collection notices, pre-legal and legal debt collection, and enforcement court proceedings, all carried out by our experienced professionals. We possess extensive knowledge of Cambodia's debt collection laws and regulations, enabling us to provide businesses with efficient and effective solutions to recover outstanding debts.
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The ultimate guide about debt collection in Cambodia
Do you have money that you are owed from a business or customer in Cambodia? We can help you get that money back! We have helped hundreds of other businesses in Cambodia recover debt.
It can be difficult to collect a debt from someone in another country. There can be language and cultural barriers, different laws and customs, and the debtor could live far away. But it is simpler when you use a collection agency that knows the laws and customs of the country where the debtor lives.
At Debitura, we prioritize people. We do everything we can to get your money back while still having a good relationship with the person you borrowed from. Our PR efforts are always fair but firm- making sure your reputation is our number one priority! If you want to learn more about how to collect the debt yourself, keep reading this guide. If you would rather work with a local law firm that specializes in debt recovery in Cambodia, we can help you with that too.
At Debitura, we help you collect money that people owe you. We have a easy way to do this in Cambodia and many other countries too. To start, upload your claim today. Then within one day, we will look at your case and give you 3 free quotes from different debt collection lawyers in Cambodia who can help. We use a people-oriented approach with the latest tech-driven solutions to get results and provide better contact management. This comprehensive method gets the results you need while preserving customer relationships. In addition, our network of debt collectors, attorneys, suppliers and vendors are cherished relationships that allows us to get the job done. We value each of these relationships, no matter how small or large.
Begin the debt collection process in Cambodia today at no charge. Simply create a free profile and upload your case in as little as 2 minutes.
During the first 3 months, we'll attempt to recover your claim through our reliable pre-legal recovery procedure. We have a 100% no-cure-no-pay policy.
If your claim remains unpaid during the pre-legal phase, we will offer you 3 quotes from our nearby debt collection lawyers.
You get access to our online portal where you can track your case in real-time
Introduction to collecting debt in Cambodia
Do you have a hard time getting paid by your Cambodian customers? Do not worry; we make it easy for you. When collecting debt in Cambodia, the party who owes the debt is called “the debtor”, and the party who has issued the debt or invoice is called “the creditor”. If the original creditor collects the debt himself, this is called “first-party collection”. If the creditor outsources the collection process to a third party, this is called “third-party collections”.
The debt collection process in Cambodia
The debt collection process in Cambodia typically involves multiple steps.
The image below explains the process we use to collect debt in Cambodia:
1 Upload your claim:
Unless you want to get your debt back yourself, you will start by finding a company to help you. You will give them information about the money you are owed. If you use Debitura, we will give you 3 quotes from companies in Asia that can help you. This is free - there is nothing else you have to do.
2 Amicable collection:
The collection process usually starts with sending friendly reminders to the person who owes you money. This is called a "campaign." The reminders go through email, SMS, letter, and other ways of communicating in the specific country. The goal is to get the debtor to pay or agree that they owe the debt and start a payment plan. Debitura offers a no-cure-no-pay solution for amicable collection. This means that you only have to pay a small success fee if we recover your debt. Amicable collections with Debitura are 100% risk-free!
If you have not received payment from the debtor after the amicable phase, it is time to evaluate what to do next. We will look at how much money you are owed, the probability of receiving payment and other factors to help you decide what to do next. There are three typical next steps:
If your claim is below 2,000-5,000 euros, it is often not worth it to take more legal action. In this case, we recommend "debt surveillance." This means that we will keep trying to contact the person you owe money to and try to reach an agreement without going to court.
B: Legal collections:
We suggest that you begin a legal action for bigger claims. The way in which the legal action is carried out will vary depending on the type and amount of your claim. Typically, this process will take between one and a half to 18 months to complete.
C: Debt enforcement:
If the person you're owed money from agrees that you're owed money, or if a court says you're owed money, you can use the bailiff's court to get the money.
We can help you with all three steps in Cambodia.
Amicable collection in Cambodia
At Debitura, we have a process for Amicable collections that is 100% risk-free and very efficient. You just need to submit your claim and we will start working on it within 24 hours.
We will try to contact the person you owe money to using all of the ways we can in Cambodia. This might include email, text messages, letters, phone calls, and social media.
There are two ways to get the debtor to pay:
A) Get them to pay the full amount all at once.
B) Get them to agree that they owe the money and make a plan to pay it back in small amounts over time.
If the person you are trying to get money from disagrees with you, you cannot try to resolve it peacefully. You must go directly to legal collections.
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Legal collection in Cambodia
If the person you owe money to does not pay you back, or if they dispute your claim, we will give you 3 free quotes from local debt collection attorneys. In the legal phase, our local attorney will talk to your debtor and try to negotiate a payment. Our partners can also go to court and get an order that says the debtor must pay you back. This order can then be used to enforce your claim in court.
Legal fees can be different depending on how big or small your case is. To get the best price, it is a good idea to ask different lawyers for their prices. Debitura can help you do this quickly and easily.
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Debt enforcement in Cambodia
If the person who owes you money has signed a document saying they will pay you, or if there is a court order, you can ask the bailiff in Cambodia to help you get the money that is owed to you.
The cost and process vary depending on your situation. You can upload your case to Debitura, and they will give you 3 different quotes to choose from within 24 hours.
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Insolvency proceedings in Cambodia
If the person you owe money to cannot pay you back, there is a final thing you can do. It is called an insolvency procedure. This means that all of the person's things will be sold and the money will be given to the people he owes in order from most important to least important.
Our analysis concludes that the risk of doing business in Cambodia is medium. Based on this medium score, we recommend being careful providing credit and considering charging upfront payment or using credit insurance when trading if you don't know the customer in Cambodia well. If possible, provide a short credit period or even better upfront payment. The medium risk score is based on the following factors:
The economic risk in Cambodia
Economic risk in Cambodia is high (5 out of 6). An economic risk of 5 out of 6 is relatively high in Asia.
GDP and economic growth are critical drivers for economic risk.
The GDP of Cambodia is 26,96 bn. USD (2021), growing by 3,03% per year.
In terms of the size of its economy, Cambodia ranks #101 out of 183 countries and has a medium-sized economy.
Looking at the growth rate, it is ranked #128 out of 183 countries and is therefore considered an excellent growing economy.
GDP per capita is 1591 USD, ranking Cambodia number #143 out of 183 countries. The result of this is purchasing power of citizens in Cambodia is low compared to the rest of the world.
You get a more detailed idea of GDP and economic growth in Cambodia in the table below:
Another significant influencer for the economic risk score is the inflation rate and the interest rates. You get a more detailed idea of monetary KPIs in Cambodia in the table below:
The inflation in Cambodia was 2,9% in 2021 which is considered a low inflation rate.
The business environment risk in Cambodia
Our analysis shows that the business environment risk in Cambodia is high (5 out of 6), which is a high risk score in Asia.
Economic freedom and rights determine the business environment risk in a country. Take a look at the important facts for Cambodia in the table below:
In the above table, you can see, the property rights index is 40 in Cambodia, which is considered low in Asia.
The business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study. The Index is 31 in Cambodia, a low score for a country in Asia.
Cambodia's overall economic freedom index is 57 out of 100 and is based on factors such as the rule of law, regulatory efficiency, and market openness.
The political risk in Cambodia
The political risk in Cambodia is high, with a score of 5/6. This is a relatively high political risk score in Asia.
The governance and political stability indicators are vital drivers for political risk. An overview of Cambodia can be seen in the table below:
The rule of law index analyses to which extent agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the quality of the courts, and the police's ability to enforce court orders.
When transacting business in a country, the rule of law index is critical as it describes your ability to enforce commercial contracts.
In Cambodia, the rule of law index is at -0,9 points, with the score going from -2.5 (weak) to 2.5 (strong). Cambodia has, therefore, a very low rule of law index, which means it is often close to impossible to enforce your contracts. We, therefore, recommend avoiding credits and recommend charging upfront payment instead.
Other drivers for the high political risks are the very weak control of corruption, the weak political stability index, and the large shadow economy that is 33,85% of Cambodia's GDP.
The commercial risk in Cambodia
In Cambodia, the commercial risk score is 2/4, which in our model is a low score. This low commercial risk score is pretty average compared to the average in Asia.
The commercial risk is relying on a country's international trade relationships. You can see some of the key facts for Cambodia in the table below:
Cambodia has a foreign exchange reserve of 20.27 bn. USD.
Cambodia has a negative trade balance of -3,01% of GDP. This means that Cambodia imports more goods and services than the country exports.
The annual growth of exports of goods and services has been growing 13,46% annually - now 64,6% of GDP. Import of goods and services represents 67,61% of the GDP in Cambodia.
The financing risk in Cambodia
We have calculated the financing risk to be 3/4, which equals a medium risk. A medium financing risk score is pretty average for countries in Asia.
The country's banking system, efficiency, and stability influence the financing risk. You can find the critical facts for Cambodia in the table below:
In Cambodia, the credit information sharing index is 6 on a scale from 0 (low) to 8 (high). The result of this is accessibility and quality of credit information available in Cambodia is medium.
This makes it easy for you to understand the credit risk of your counterpart in Cambodia. You should therefore be able to find a good local credit rating agency that can help you analyse the creditworthiness of your specific customers.
Your rights as a creditor are 10 out of 12 and, therefore, very strong.
Debt Collection in Cambodia: Frequently Asked Questions
In Cambodia, debt collection involves the debtor, who owes the debt, and the creditor, who issued the debt. The process can either be conducted by the creditor (first-party collection) or outsourced to a third party (third-party collections). The process involves several steps, including amicable collection, evaluation, surveillance, legal collections, and debt enforcement. Debitura offers a 100% risk-free solution for amicable collection in Cambodia and can assist with all three steps of the debt collection process.
The debt collection process in Cambodia typically involves three steps: pre-legal collection, legal debt collection, and debt enforcement. Pre-legal collection involves sending friendly reminders to the debtor to agree on a payment plan. If that fails, legal action may be taken, which can take up to 18 months. Debt enforcement occurs when a court orders payment, and the bailiff's court can be used. Debitura offers a free service to provide multiple quotes from debt collection companies in Asia and a risk-free solution for amicable collection.
In Cambodia, if a debt is disputed, a civil lawsuit is required for legal collection. Debt enforcement and insolvency proceedings are also options. Local lawyers are required for legal actions. Legal fees vary depending on the size of the case. Debitura can help find the best price quickly and easily. In insolvency proceedings, the debtor's assets are sold and the money goes to the creditors in order of importance.
Debitura offers a no-cure-no-pay model for pre-legal debt collection in Cambodia with a success fee between 10-20%. The price for legal actions varies depending on your specific case and desired actions. We can provide you with 3 quotes from the best debt collection lawyers in Cambodia.
The length of time for debt collection in Cambodia varies depending on the debtor and the specifics of each case. If the issue is solved at the pre-legal phase, the process typically takes 3-6 months. However, if legal action is required, the collection process can take 12-18 months. Ultimately, the length of time will depend on the unique circumstances of each case.