International Credit Risk Management and Collection Organizations

North America

  • American Collectors Association: The ACA was established in the US in 1939, and presently has 4,500 member companies in the United States and in more than 50 countries around the globe. Most members handle a wide range of consumer collections accounts, and several have credit reporting and skip tracing capabilities as well. The ACA regularly provides seminars and conferences to inform members of current legal regulations in many countries and also provides advanced professional credit and collection training.
  • Business Products Credit Association, Inc.: Not-for-profit trade association for credit persons of manufacturers, wholesalers and factors.
  • The Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations: Association established in 1981 to assist in granting and collecting student loans. Members are schools, universities, financial institutions, and collection companies.
  • Commercial Law League of America: The CLLA was established in the US in 1895 and has approximately 2,000 individual members in which a majority are attorneys and other business professionals. Most members are located within the North American continent but there are several members throughout Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • Finance Credit and International Business: Founded in 1919, FCIB is an international membership organization with more than 800 members in 35 countries around the world.
  • International Association of Commercial Collectors: Trade association comprised of collection specialists and commercial attorneys.
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals: NASP is a non-profit trade association in 1998, to serve the interests of professionals working in the field of subrogation. NASP consists of insurance claims personnel, attorneys, experts, collection agencies and other vendors who provide valuable services to the industry.
  • National Association of Credit Management: The largest national credit management association in the US. NACM was founded in 1896 to promote good laws for sound credit, protect businesses against fraudulent debtors, improve the interchange of credit information, develop better credit practices and methods, and establish a code of ethics.

Europe

Middle East & Africa

  • ADRA (Association of Debt Recovery Agents): P O Box 13641 Humewood 6013, South Africa, Telephone no. +27 41583 5396 Fax no. + 27 41583 5738 email thurlw4@iafrica.com

Asia

  • Australian Collectors Association: A national association which represents the interests of collectors in Australia.
  • Global Credit Solutions Limited: The GCS group is one of the leading credit and collections associations located in Asia whose international members specialize in collections, skip searches, investigations, and debt solutions.
  • Hong Kong Credit and Collection Management Association: An association representing the interests of third party collection and outsourcing agents as well as individual credit and collection practitioners in Hong Kong.
  • Institute Mercantile Agents Ltd.: A national association representing the professional interests of investigators, process servers, debt collectors, security agents, repossession agents and law stationers in Australia.