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Debitura specializes in debt recovery services in Sierra Leone. Our team of experienced professionals provides a wide range of services such as accounts receivables management, debt collection notices, legal debt collection, pre-legal debt collection, and enforcement court proceedings. Leveraging our expertise in Sierra Leone's debt collection laws and regulations, we deliver efficient and effective solutions that assist businesses in recovering their outstanding debts.
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The ultimate guide about debt collection in Sierra Leone
Are you having trouble getting money from a business or person in Sierra Leone? Look no further! We have helped many businesses get their money back from people in Sierra Leone.
Collecting debt in Sierra Leone can be difficult because of language and cultural differences, laws and customs, and distance.
It's easier to get your money back when you use a company that knows the laws and customs of the country where the person owes you money.
At Debitura, we care about people and try to get your money back while still having a good relationship with the person who owes you money. We use fair, but strong methods to make sure your reputation is protected.
Keep reading this guide if you want to learn how to collect debt in Sierra Leone on your own. If you prefer working with a local law firm that specializes in collecting debt in Sierra Leone, we can help you with that too.
At Debitura, we make it easy for you to get your money back from people who owe you in Sierra Leone and many other countries. To get started, just upload your claim and we'll check it out within 24 hours. We'll also give you 3 options for local lawyers who can help you collect the debt. We use a mix of people skills and the latest technology to get the best results and keep good relationships with the people who owe you money. We also have a big network of people who can help us collect debts, like lawyers and other professionals. We value all of these relationships, no matter how big or small they are.
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Our pre-legal recovery process is tried and tested. We'll strive to settle your claim during the first 3 months. If we don't succeed, there's no charge. It's a 100% no-win-no-fee arrangement.
In case your claim remains unpaid during the pre-legal stage, we'll furnish you with three quotes from our local debt collection attorneys.
You get access to our online portal where you can track your case in real-time
Introduction to collecting debt in Sierra Leone
Are you having trouble getting paid by people in Sierra Leone? Don't worry, we can help make it easier for you.
When someone owes money, they are called the "debtor" and the person they owe money to is called the "creditor." If the creditor collects the money themselves, it's called "first-party collection." But, if the creditor hires someone else to collect the money, it's called "third-party collection."
The debt collection process in Sierra Leone
The way we usually go about getting people to pay back what they owe in Sierra Leone involves several different steps. Check out the picture below to see how it all works.
1 Upload your claim:
If you don't want to handle collecting your debt on your own, you need to find a company that can help you with it. One way to do this is by using a website like Debitura. They will give you three options for companies in the African country that your case is in, and it won't cost you anything.
2 Amicable collection:
When trying to collect a debt, the first step is usually to send friendly reminders to the person who owes you money through different ways of communication such as email, text message, and mail. The idea is to get them to either pay the debt or agree to a plan to pay it back. With Debitura, you don't have to worry about paying anything if we can't collect the debt for you. If we are successful, you only have to pay a small fee. So, working with Debitura for debt collection is completely risk-free!
If you haven't gotten paid by the person who owes you money even after trying to work things out nicely, it's time to consider what to do next. We'll consider how much you're owed, the likelihood of getting paid, and other important factors to help you make the best decision. There are usually three options to choose from:
If the amount you are claiming is not very high, usually between $2,000 and $5,000, it may not be worth it to continue with legal action. In such situations, we suggest using "debt surveillance", where we will continuously contact the person you are trying to collect money from and try to come to an agreement without going to court.
B: Legal collections:
We suggest beginning a court procedure for bigger complaints. The specific procedure varies based on the type and amount of your complaint. Usually, it takes around one and a half to one and three-quarters of a year to complete the process.
C: Debt enforcement:
If the person you are trying to collect money from has agreed that they owe it to you or a judge has said they have to pay it, you can use a special court to make them pay what they owe.
Amicable collection in Sierra Leone
At Debitura, we have a way for you to get your money back without any risk. It's called Amicable collections. All you have to do is give us the details of the person you want to collect from, and we'll start working on it within 24 hours.
We'll contact the person in different ways, like email, text, mail, phone calls, and social media.
The goal is to either:
A) get them to pay the full amount or
B) make a plan to pay it off.
If the person says they don't owe you the money, we can't use this method. We'll have to use a different one, called legal collections.
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Legal collection in Sierra Leone
If the person you are trying to collect money from hasn't paid you during the friendly stage or disputes your claim, we will give you 3 options for lawyers who can help you collect the debt. These lawyers will talk to the person you are trying to collect from and try to work out a payment plan. If that doesn't work, the lawyers can also take the person to court and get a court order to make them pay you. This court order can then be used to make the person pay you through the legal system in Sierra Leone.
The cost of hiring a lawyer can change depending on the details and amount of your case. To find the most affordable option, it's a good idea to compare prices from different lawyers. You can easily do this by using a website called Debitura, which allows you to quickly get quotes from multiple attorneys.
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Debt enforcement in Sierra Leone
If you have a letter from the person you are claiming money from, or a decision from a court, you can use a special court in Sierra Leone to make them pay what they owe you.
The way it works and how much it will cost can vary depending on your specific situation. To find out, upload your information to Debitura and you will receive three personalized quotes for your claim within 24 hours.
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Our analysis is based on the following factors:
The economic risk in Sierra Leone
GDP and economic growth are critical drivers for economic risk.
The GDP of Sierra Leone is 4,2 bn. USD (2021), growing by 3,05% per year.
In terms of the size of its economy, Sierra Leone ranks #152 out of 183 countries and has a small economy.
In terms of growth rate, it is ranked #127 out of 183 countries and is therefore considered an excellent growing economy.
GDP per capita is 516 USD, ranking Sierra Leone number #170 out of 183 countries. The result of this is purchasing power of citizens in Sierra Leone is low compared to the rest of the world.
You can see a more throughout picture of GDP and economic growth in Sierra Leone in the table below:
Another critical driver for the economic risk score is the inflation rate and the interest rates. You can see a more throughout overview of monetary data points in Sierra Leone in the table below:
The inflation in Sierra Leone was 11,9% in 2021 which is considered a very high inflation rate.
Looking at the interest rate for businesses, it is 18,86%.
The business environment risk in Sierra Leone
The business environment risk are determined by the level of economic freedom and rights in a country. The critical facts for Sierra Leone in the table below:
As you can see in the table, the property rights index is 42 in Sierra Leone, which is considered quite low in Africa.
The business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study. The Index is 50 in Sierra Leone, a pretty average score for a country in Africa.
Sierra Leone's overall economic freedom index is 52 out of 100 and is based on factors such as the rule of law, regulatory efficiency, and market openness.
The political risk in Sierra Leone
The governance and political stability indicators are vital drivers for political risk. An overview of Sierra Leone can be seen in the graphs 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 trading with businesses in a country, the rule of law index is critical as it describes your ability to enforce commercial contracts.
In Sierra Leone, the rule of law index is at -0,82 points, with the score going from -2.5 (weak) to 2.5 (strong). Sierra Leone 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.
The commercial risk in Sierra Leone
The commercial risk is influenced by a country's international trade relationships. You can see some of the key facts for Sierra Leone in the table below:
Sierra Leone has a foreign exchange reserve of 0.95 bn. USD.
The financing risk in Sierra Leone
The country's banking system, efficiency, and stability influence the financing risk. You can find the extra information for Sierra Leone in the table below:
In Sierra Leone, the credit information sharing index is 0 on a scale from 0 (low) to 8 (high). The result of this is accessibility and quality of credit information available in Sierra Leone is very low.
This makes it very difficult for you to understand the credit risk of your counterpart in Sierra Leone. Unless you have a strong relationship with your customers in Sierra Leone, we highly recommend charging payment upfront or using credit insurance.
Your rights as a creditor are 5 out of 12 and, therefore, weak.
Debt Collection in Sierra Leone: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
In Sierra Leone, collecting debt involves several steps. First, upload your claim to a website like Debitura, who will provide options for companies to assist you for free. Next, try amicable collection by sending friendly reminders to the debtor to pay or make a payment plan. If unsuccessful, evaluate your options, including surveillance for smaller claims, legal collections for larger claims, and debt enforcement if the debtor agrees to pay or a judge orders payment. Using Debitura for debt collection is risk-free, as you only pay a fee if they successfully collect for you.
The debt collection process in Sierra Leone involves three steps: pre-legal collection, legal debt collection, and debt enforcement. First, you can upload your claim to a company like Debitura for help. Then, friendly reminders are sent to the debtor. If unsuccessful, options like debt surveillance, legal collections, or debt enforcement can be pursued based on the amount of the debt. Using Debitura is risk-free, as you only pay a small fee if they collect the debt for you.
In Sierra Leone, if a debt is disputed, a civil lawsuit is required for legal debt collection. Debt enforcement and insolvency proceedings are also options. Legal action necessitates a local lawyer, who can negotiate a payment plan or take the debtor to court and obtain a court order for repayment. Legal fees vary, but Debitura offers a quick comparison of costs from multiple lawyers.
Debitura offers a no-cure-no-pay model for pre-legal debt collection in Sierra Leone with a success fee between 10-20%. The cost for legal actions vary and depend on your specific case and desired actions. Debitura can provide you with 3 quotes from the best debt collection lawyers in Sierra Leone.
The duration of debt collection in Sierra Leone depends on the debtor and the case. In case the pre-legal phase solves the issue, the process usually takes 3-6 months. However, if legal actions are required for debt collection, it can typically take anywhere between 12-18 months. It's important to note that the duration may vary depending on the individual case.