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PACIFIC SOUTHWEST CREDIT ASSOCIATION
2044 First Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92101-2079
COMMERCIAL COLLECTION DIVISION SERVICE
Collection Commission on Accounts Actively in Business
Accounts $501.00 and over:
25% on the first $2,000.00
20% on the excess of $2,000.00
50% on accounts $500.00 and under
REGULAR COLLECTION SERVICE: The above rates apply.
CLAIMS IN LITIGATION AND FORWARDED THROUGH NACM AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR ATTORNEYS:
Accounts are generally forwarded to an affiliate or attorney with a ten to fifteen percent increase in commission rates. If legal proceedings are necessary the creditor will be required to advance the court costs and suit fees requested by the attorney. The attorney fees as allowed by the court are retained by the attorney. Commercial collection rates are not always obtainable on forwarded accounts in certain localities where higher rates may apply. We reserve the right to request a higher rate in these cases. Legal action will not be taken without authorization.
Certain accounts require special handling and will be handled at fifty percent. These are accounts that:
- require skip tracing,
- were previously handled by another collection agency or attorney,
- are out of business,
- are one year or older.
If merchandise or product is returned or received as payment, settlement, or partial credit, one-half of the regular rate/commission will apply. However, if the account is forwarded or in litigation, one-half of applicable or prevailing rate will apply. When it is discovered that a payment was made prior to assignment, a discovery fee of ten percent will be due. However, if the accounts forwarded, one-half of prevailing rate will apply.
A cross-complaint is a independent action which must be defended separately. It will be necessary for the creditor to retain an attorney to defend the cross-complaint.
SPECIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:
When accepting accounts for collection, the Association acts only as your agent and does not assume responsibility for the acts, omissions , neglect or default of the correspondent, attorney or sub-agent to whom the account has been forwarded for collection or legal action. The association is authorized to endorse and deposit checks and to deduct fees, charges, commissions. If the Association advanced any funds, costs or fees they will be deducted from first recoveries. Should it be necessary to forward the claim to an attorney, we are authorized to do so. Legal action will not be instituted without your approval.
Creditor represents and warrants that its claims arise out of commercial accounts and not consumer accounts.
Commissions will be charged in accordance with the type of account as classified. In the event of direct payment to you, commissions will be based on the date that the Association received notification. Commissions are due regardless of whether payment is made to you or collected by your representative. Payment is due and payable upon presentation of invoice.
All Commissions are deducted from payments received by the Association. You will be invoiced for direct payments. Any delinquent commissions, fees, costs or suit fees will be deducted from current amounts due creditor. All interest collected in addition to the principal will be retained by the Association to defray its costs and expenses. Accounts placed for collection are not subject to withdrawal without payment of the commission.
SPECIAL SERVICES: WE OFFER LOCAL AND NATIONWIDE COLLECTION SERVICES
- Immediate contact
- Funds placed in trust accounts
- Bonded attorney service
- Claims reported on credit reports
- On-site collection service
- Status reports on your accounts
When outside collection assistance is needed, it is extremely important that you select an agency that is competent, professional, ethical and experienced. San Diego Wholesale Credit Association/Pacific Southwest Credit Association has been serving the business credit grantors of the Pacific Southwest since 1896. We are also one of over 60 commercial collection offices of the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) located throughout the United States. Together we form the oldest and largest commercial network in the nation. We are fully insured and bonded for your protection.
The Association retains membership in:
- Commercial Law League of America
- Commercial Collection Agency Section of the Commercial Law League of America
- California Commercial Collection Association
WE ARE THE PREMIER COLLECTION SERVICE
OF THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST
Rates effective October 1, 1992
The undersigned has read, understood and agrees to the within terms for any an all accounts assigned by it to San Diego Wholesale Credit Association/Pacific Southwest Credit Association.
By: __________________________________________ Date: _________________
Print Name & Title: ___________________________________________________