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Debitura specializes in debt recovery in Somalia. Our team of skilled professionals provides a range of services, such as accounts receivables management, debt collection notices, pre-legal and legal debt collection, and enforcement court proceedings. Thanks to our expertise in Somalia's debt collection laws and regulations, we offer efficient and effective solutions that assist businesses in recovering outstanding debts.
From the beginning to the end, we offer committed assistance.
Tailored debt recovery plan.
We have a team of over 500 experts specialized in international debt collection.
Achieving a success rate of 87% while maintaining the lowest cost.
Somlegal Services is a full service law firm which provides professional, effective and efficient legal services to its client. Whilst large enough to meet the demands of our major corporate clients for work of the highest professional standards, we also offer a highly personal and cost-effective service to private clients.
The ultimate guide about debt collection in Somalia
If you have money that someone else owes you from Somalia, you are in the right place. We have helped many other businesses get their money back from people who owe them. It can be difficult to get money back from people in Somalia because of the language barrier, different laws and customs, and how far away it is. But it is easier to get your money back when you use a collection agency that knows the laws and customs of Somalia.
At Debitura, we always try to help you get your money back while still being fair to the person you lent it to. We know how important it is to keep a good reputation, so we will always try our best to help you. If you want to understand the Somali debt collection process from beginning to end, please read this guide. If you would rather work with a local law firm that specializes in debt recovery in Somalia, we can help you with that too.
Debitura is a company that helps you to get your money back from people who owe you money. You can start by uploading your claim on our website. We will look at your case and provide you with 3 free quotes from local debt collection lawyers within 24 hours. 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 your debt collection process in Somalia for no charge by setting up a free profile and submitting your case within 2 minutes.
Our pre-legal recovery process, which has a 100% no-cure-no-pay system, is utilized during the first 3 months of attempting to collect your claim.
In case your claim remains unpaid during the pre-legal phase, we offer 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 Somalia
It can be hard to get paid by people in Somalia when you are owed money. The person who owes the money is called "the debtor" and the person who is owed the money is called "the creditor." If the creditor collects the debt themselves, this is called "first-party collection." If the creditor hires someone else to collect the debt, this is called "third-party collections."
The debt collection process in Somalia
The debt collection process in Somalia usually happens in more than one step.
Our standard process for collecting debt in Somalia is explained in the image below:
1 Upload your claim:
If you want someone to help you get your money back, you need to find a debt collection partner. Upload your claim to their website. Debitura will give you 3 quotes from local partners in the Africa country where your case is happening. This is free - no strings attached.
2 Amicable collection:
The collection process typically begins with sending reminders to your debtor via email, SMS, letter and other ways of communicate in the specific country. The goal is to get the debtor to pay or acknowledge the debt and start a payment plan. We offer a no-cure-no-pay solution for amicable collection, which means you only pay a small success fee if we recover your debt. Amicable collections with Debitura are therefore 100% risk-free!
If you have not received payment from the person you lent money to after trying to work it out, it is time to look at what to do next. We will look at the size of your claim, the chance of getting paid and other factors to help you decide what is the best thing to do. The three most common things people do next are:
If your claim is for less than 2,000 to 5,000 euros, it is not usually worth it to take more legal action. In this case, we recommend "debt surveillance." This means that we will keep trying to talk to the person you owe money to and try to reach an agreement that is fair for both sides.
B: Legal collections:
It is suggested that if you have a big claim, you should start a legal process. The steps you need to take will vary depending on the details of your claim. Usually, it takes around one and a half to two years for the process to be completed.
C: Debt enforcement:
If the person you are trying to get money from has agreed that you are owed money or if there is a court order, you can go to the bailiff's court to try to get your money.
At Debitura, we can help you with all three steps in Somalia.
Amicable collection in Somalia
At Debitura, we offer a 100% risk-free and very efficient process for Amicable collections. This means that you can submit your claim to us, and we will get started within 24 hours.
We will contact your debtor through all available channels in Somalia, which may include email, text messages, letters, phone calls, and social media.
The purpose of this is to:
A) To get the debtor to pay the full amount
B) Get the debtor to say that they owe money and start a plan to pay it back
If the debtor disagrees with your claim, you cannot try to resolve it peacefully. You must go directly to legal collections.
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Legal collection in Somalia
If the person you owe money to has not paid you back yet, and they dispute your claim, we will give you 3 free quotes from our 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 a payment order from the legal system in Somalia. This payment order can then be used to enforce your claim via enforcement court.
The amount of money you need to pay a lawyer depends on how difficult your case is and how big your claim is. To get the best price, ask for quotes from more than one lawyer. This way, you can compare prices and choose the best one for you. You can do this easily by using Debitura.
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Debt enforcement in Somalia
If you have written proof that the person you are suing owes you money, or a court order, you can go to the bailiff's court in Somalia. This is a place where people go to get help when they are owed money by someone else.
The process and cost for Debitura vary depending on your case. You can upload your case to Debitura's website and receive 3 quotes within 24 hours.
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Insolvency proceedings in Somalia
The final stage you can initiate if your debtor cannot pay his debts is an insolvency procedure. The goal of this procedure is to sell the debtor's assets and give the money to the creditors following the debt priorities.
Our analysis is based on the following factors:
The economic risk in Somalia
GDP and economic growth are critical drivers for economic risk.
The GDP of Somalia is 7,29 bn. USD (2021), growing by 3,33% per year.
In terms of the size of its economy, Somalia ranks #145 out of 183 countries and has a small economy.
In terms of growth rate, it is ranked #122 out of 183 countries and is therefore considered an excellent growing economy.
GDP per capita is 446 USD, ranking Somalia number #174 out of 183 countries. The result of this is purchasing power of citizens in Somalia is low compared to the rest of the world.
You can see a more throughout picture of GDP and economic growth in Somalia 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 picture of monetary key performance indicators in Somalia in the table below:
The business environment risk in Somalia
Economic freedom and rights has a big influence on the business environment risk in a country. The critical facts for Somalia in the table below:
As you can see in the table, the property rights index is 28 in Somalia, which is considered 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 31 in Somalia, a low score for a country in Africa.
The political risk in Somalia
The governance and political stability indicators are critical drivers for political risk. An overview of Somalia 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 Somalia, the rule of law index is at -2,27 points, with the score going from -2.5 (weak) to 2.5 (strong). Somalia 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 Somalia
The commercial risk is influenced by a country's international trade relationships. You can see some of the key facts for Somalia in the table below:
Somalia has a negative trade balance of -69,45% of GDP. This means that Somalia imports more goods and services than the country exports.
The financing risk in Somalia
The country's banking system, efficiency, and stability influence the financing risk. You can find the extra information for Somalia in the table below:
In Somalia, 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 Somalia is very low.
This makes it very difficult for you to understand the credit risk of your counterpart in Somalia. Unless you have a strong relationship with your customers in Somalia, we highly recommend charging payment upfront or using credit insurance.
Your legal rights as a creditor (and as a borrower) are 0 out of 12 and, therefore, very weak.
Debt Collection in Somalia: Frequently Asked Questions
Getting paid by people who owe money in Somalia can be a challenge. Debt collection in Somalia usually occurs in multiple steps, including amicable collection, evaluation, surveillance, legal collections, and debt enforcement. If you need help collecting your debt, find a debt collection partner and upload your claim. Debitura can give you three quotes from local partners in Somalia for free. We offer a no-cure-no-pay solution for amicable collection and can help you with all three steps of the debt collection process in Somalia.
The debt collection process in Somalia typically involves three steps: pre-legal collection, legal debt collection, and debt enforcement. Pre-legal collection involves sending reminders to the debtor to acknowledge and start paying back the debt. If this fails, legal action may be necessary. If the claim is worth less than 2,000 to 5,000 euros, "debt surveillance" is an option. For bigger claims, starting a legal process may be recommended. Ultimately, debt enforcement can be pursued if the debtor agrees or there is a court order. Debitura can assist with all three steps in Somalia.
In Somalia, if the debtor disputes the claim, a civil lawsuit is required for debt collection. Legal actions involve local lawyers who negotiate payment and obtain payment orders. Enforcement court is used to enforce payment orders. Insolvency proceedings may be initiated if the debtor cannot pay, involving selling off debtor assets to repay creditors. It is important to get quotes from multiple lawyers to get the best price for your case.
At Debitura, we offer a no-cure-no-pay model for pre-legal collection, with a success fee between 10-20%. The cost for legal actions varies depending on your case and desired actions. We can provide you with 3 quotes from the best debt collection lawyers in Somalia. Contact us for more information.
The length of time it takes to collect a debt in Somalia depends on the circumstances of each case. If the issue can be resolved in the pre-legal phase, the collection process generally takes 3-6 months. However, if legal action is necessary, the process can take longer, typically spanning between 12-18 months. The complexity and involvement of the debtor can also impact the duration of the collection process.