Who Are We?
We are a leading debt collection agency; specializing in recovering debt quickly, professionally and effectively.
So take a seat, take a deep breath and let us explain how we can help you.
Skip Tracing Services
Do you have debt that needs recovering, but you’re unable to find the debtor? Do you have a letter of demand, but you can’t track down an address to send it to?
We’re here to take that weight off your shoulders and make your life easier.
It’s our job to find debtors for you so they can repay the debt owed. Whatever your debt, our team works hard and fast to deliver satisfying results.
What is skip tracing?
‘Skip tracing’ is the process of finding someone who has disappeared without intending to be found, or in other words ‘skipped’ town.
What is skip tracing in debt collection?
In debt collection, we are talking about a person who has ‘skipped town’ due to a debt they owe. An investigator is hired to attempt to find the person. When they are found, their information, and whereabouts, are passed onto the company or person that is attempting to find them so they can then be forced to pay their dues. Whilst in the past, this would have involved a physical investigation (think dark shady glasses and cars with blacked out windows), nowadays it is mostly done online via accessing databases – less movie-esque but a lot more effective!
Is it legal?
Yes, it is legal if you have the legal grounds to find the person in question. In the case of most debt collection incidents, the fact that the person owes money to an individual or company would give legal justification to investigate them and turn over personal information.
For Australians, By Australians: Skip Tracing Australia Wide
Like you, we care about our country and its businesses. We want to help Australian business in any way we can, and for us, that means offering an alternative recovery solution for clients with delinquent accounts. Profcoll tailors their debt collection services to your needs, whether you’re a business or an individual.
We are experts in skip tracing, among other services for collections for companies as well as individuals. Think of us as approachable problem solvers, mediators and a necessary extension to Australian businesses. We want to see you succeed in business. Helping you to recover your rightful earnings allows us to play a small part in your success.
Ready to start seeing your hard earned cash flowing into your bank account where it belongs? Great! We have the capabilities to bring your money home, wherever you are.
We have offices all over Australia in the following locations;
Nearby? Come into your local office to get started, or submit your debt online for free!
What about the possible costs?
Our payment structure is commission-based, meaning that we take a percentage of commission from the eventual amount that you recover, once the debt is paid. We don’t get paid until you do.
Our commission structure is on a sliding scale, dependant on the amount owed, starting at 7.5%. For more information see our fee schedule.
Who Do We Help?
We love to be inclusive when it comes to helping you! In fact, we help a huge variety of industries with their debt recovery needs including;
- Financial and Professional Services
- Automotive, Transport and Logistics
- Hire, Rental and Leasing
- Wholesale and Manufacturing
- Automotive, Transport and Logistics
If you’re not on the list, then get in touch anyway, we’d hate for anyone to feel left out!
Step 1: Submit your debt request
You submit your debt request online within minutes using our easy-to-use debt submission form. This is where you can provide all the details we need so that our eager debt collectors can get on with recovering your debts quickly.
We don’t charge any joining fee or have lock-in contracts – we don’t get paid until you do.
Step 2: Our search feelers get busy
Once we have the information we need, it’s showtime! We will then start carrying out an extensive online search, otherwise known as online skip tracing. We utilise an extensive paid database and external agencies to search people, records and businesses. Our advanced search method leaves no stone unturned.
Step 3: You get your answer
Once we’ve located the debtor, we will pass their personal information such as contact details and address on to you. You will then have the opportunity to decide how to use this information. You could choose to deal with them directly, or entrust your debt collection in the hands of the debt collection experts.
We understand that debt collection has changed in the last 20 years. That’s why we’ve tried and tested all the new-age methods to get you the result you want. Our non-aggressive, yet assertive, approach means we have a very impressive success rate in debt negotiations. Options of payment will be discussed in detail with debtors – all signed off by you before the final agreement is made.
We operate a no resolution, no charge policy. We’re committed to bringing in pesky debt, so we don’t get paid until you do.
Creating a relationship of trust with our clients is very important to us. We understand that debt collection is a sensitive subject, and therefore treat all details passed onto us with the highest confidentiality. We want you to feel secure, and trust that we will get the job done quickly and professionally.
We know that wasting more money is the last thing you want to do when you’re chasing debts. This is why we operate a no-resolution, no-fee policy. We only charge commission on a sliding scale once the debt is recovered, saving you unnecessary outlays.
Every case that we deal with is unique, and we treat it that way. We avoid a one-size-fits-all approach by communicating directly with clients at every stage of the debt recovery process. This way we can achieve the result that you want as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
With over 140 years of combined experience, our team could write the book on debt collection. However, instead of doing that, they’re on the other end of the phone, or email, to answer any questions that you may have. We pride ourselves on our expertise. We see it as one of the main reasons that we have become an industry leader.
5 Reasons to Choose Us
1: We care about people.
It may not be the first thing that people think when they consider a debt collection agency, but what drives us is helping people. We want to help you reclaim the money you’re owed, and we want to the process to be as stress-free as possible for both parties. Our unique modern approach allows us to negotiate with the debtor and work out a solution that works on both sides.
2: We actually listen to you.
It’s really frustrating when someone’s not listening to you, isn’t it? Well, we promise, you will never have that problem with us. We take all of your requirements into consideration from start to finish. After receiving your initial debt request, we work according to your requirements and keep you updated throughout. Therefore, once we’ve found debtor, we act as a mediator between you and them to negotiate the terms of the debt repayment. We are there for you every step of the way.
We understand that your reputation with clients is important and in some cases, you may need to continue your partnership. Therefore, we don’t follow a ‘template’ for debt collection and we are always open to taking alternative approaches. So, we will NEVER proceed with an arrangement without consulting you first.
3: We’ve seen every trick in the book.
Being in the debt collection business for 23 years means that we have a lot of experience under our belts, and even more stories to tell. It also means that we have the dealt with thousands of different cases. So, no matter what it is, rest assured that we’ve seen your case before, or at least one very similar. Our experience gives us an invaluable understanding of how to approach each individual case to achieve the best results.
4: We have eyes EVERYWHERE!
Not in a creepy way! But, seriously, our access to a comprehensive database, coupled with our extensive network of external agencies, means that we do have eyes (almost) everywhere. Using expert methods, and sophisticated technologies, we can find the person you’re looking for quickly and effectively, recovering your debt in a reasonable time frame.
5: Success for you.
As a small business ourselves, we know all too well how important cash flow is to your day-to-day operations. That’s why we’re committed to success. Success for you.
Our high success rate and fast turnaround times are what makes us one of the industry leaders. Nothing is impossible for us. Throughout 20+ years in operation, we have helped thousands of businesses of all sizes to save time, improve cash flow, and get the results they want.
In fact, we believe in our debt recovery services so much that we don’t charge any commission unless we get a resolution on your account. We don’t get paid until you do.
But don’t just take our word for it…
“[PCS] have been great to work with. I would have no hesitations to recommend their services to our colleagues. Glenn, in particular, was great. Thanks again.”
Dean Grant ABC Excavation Solutions
“I used Professional Collection Services for the first time and found the level of advice to be great, without their assistance it would have been more difficult and costly.”
Damien Lugg, Market2Market
“Since the girls have started working with us they have always kept us informed and up to date on their collections activity, we meet with them on a regular basis and have been very impressed with the fact they appear to know every debtor on the account, my team are especially impressed with how Tilly share her settlement wins with them it makes everyone feel they are getting somewhere with the ledger. You have a good team who display professionalism at all times and are prompt in their communications with us.”
Just over 23 years ago ProfColl was born in a small St Lucia office, founded by a small group of innovative go-getters who were determined to make debt collection as painless as possible.
Two decades later and we’ve swapped the tropical Caribbean for the land down under, with a diverse and experienced team, and four offices spread across Australia’s major cities. Therefore, from humble beginnings, we’ve grown to incorporate all facets of the debt collection from credit checks to become one of the leading debt collection agencies in the country.
Our friendly team of debt recovery experts comes with over 140 years cumulative industry experience. Spanning the country, from Cairns to Adelaide, our specialists are on hand to help you with your debt recovery needs, or even just for a chat!
Brendan Towers, Director and National Sales Manager says:
“I am incredibly proud to run a company which puts people first. Over the past two decades, we have forged a unique place for ourselves in the debt recovery industry. We pride ourselves on delivering a professional and effective service, putting our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. Our approachable and experienced team are always on the other end of the phone to help you with your debt recovery problems and answer any questions you may have.”