Who are Akinika Debt Recovery Ltd?
Akinika Debt Recovery (formerly iQor Recovery Services) are a debt collection agency (DCA) that specialise in collecting payments of debts owed by individuals or businesses.
They collect Self Assessment debts on behalf of HMRC if you don't pay your tax bill .
They may be contacting you to collect Tax Credits Overpayments on behalf of HMRC. If you need help with this you can read our full guide to Tax Credit Overpayments here.
They also collect debts on behalf of companies like PayPal, Santander and for several pay day loan companies like Wonga etc.
Chances are they are calling or writing to you because they believe you owe money.
They are also known to send letters threatening to send send a money collector round to your home to discuss your finances and to make payment arrangements.
If you have been contacted by them, you have to make a decision on how to deal with them.
Do you actually owe them any money?
Akinika are just a debt collection agency, and therefore have to provide clear evidence that you owe the money.
Just because they keep calling or are writing you letters stating that you owe them money, does not mean you actually do. YOU MUST CHECK!
How old is the debt they are collecting?
It could be statute barred, which means you no longer owe it.
If you do owe them money then do not enter into an agreement with them before you have taken advice.
This will make sure that they can prove that you actually owe the debt, and if so, that you get an agreement which is affordable for you.
Too often people are pressurised into paying the amount the debt collection agency want them to pay, even if they really can't afford to pay that much each week or month.
Our experts deal with Akinika Debt Recovery every day, and can quickly help you determine if the debt is statute barred, in which case you won't have to pay anything.
If you do owe the money then we can also give you a FREE financial assessment, which you can then send to Akinika Debt Recovery Ltd.
This will make sure that if you do owe them money you only enter an agreement to repay on YOUR TERMS, at a rate you CAN AFFORD, rather than the one they may suggest.
Even if you have already entered an agreement with them, we may still be able to help you if you are struggling with the current payments.
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What can Akinika Debt Recovery do?
If you find that your debts have been in arrears for a while or you have been sent a default notice, the likelihood is that you will start to hear from debt collectors like Akinika.
Although this may sound scary and intimidating, this is just a normal stage in the collection process for the majority of debts.
Debt collection agencies are not bailiffs. Debt collecting agencies are unable to do anything different to the original creditor.
Companies like Akinika must follow the strict debt collection guidance that are laid down by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)
The FCAs debt collection rules and guidance sets out minimum standards that all authorised companies involved in debt recovery and debt collection must adhere to in order to be considered fit to operate as a debt collector.
Therefore, under the rules laid down by the FCA, the debt collection company can not claim unfair or excessive collection charges, they can not harrass you, they can't threaten to seize your property (when lawfully they cannot), they can not bypass an appointed representative and contact you directly. The FCA also bans debt collectors from threatening legal action when it is unlikely to take place.
The following actions are all unfair. We've seen all these activities and more. Some of these are outlawed by industry rules or codes of practice, and some of them are illegal:
- Calling you at unreasonable times
- Calling you at work without permission or after you've told them to stop
- Discussing your debts with a family member or employer
- Taking payments without your permission
- Refusing to deal with advice agencies like us, or not giving time to consider your options after you've contacted an advice agency for help
- Pressuring you to pay off a debt by borrowing more money
- Using legal or technical language to confuse you
- Sending letters that look like court forms
- Refusing to give you information about your account when you ask for it
- Pretending to have legal powers they don't have
- Adding unreasonable charges, higher than the actual costs of collecting the debt
- Continuing to contact you for payment when the debt is being disputed
- Continuing to demand payment when a debt is statute barred – this means the law says the debt is too old to chase through the courts.
If you're one of the many people being sent constant letters, text messages and not answering your phone without looking at "whocallssme.com" in order to avoid the many (and we mean MANY) phone calls by Akinika Debt Recovery. Or if you have received a letter about a debt you don't recognise or think you've paid off, or if you are struggling to repay the amount they are asking for, fill in our simple form and we’ll call you back to see if we can help.
You can also read our "11 steps to deal with debt collectors". This guide explains exactly what they can do and how to dispute a debt and how to handle their calls and letters.
Akinika Debt Recovery Ltd Contact Details:
- Company Name: Akinika Debt Recovery Ltd
- Other Names: Akinika, iQor Recovery Services
PO Box 82
33 Winckley Square
- Contact Number: 01772 557635
- Website: www.akinika.co.uk
- Email: [email protected]
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Please note that we are not associated with Akinika Debt Recovery Ltd in any way. The information on this page is provided to help people contact their creditors.
If you’re finding it difficult to make your monthly payments to Akinika you may need help looking at your budget and managing your debt. We deal with such companies all day, every day and we know exactly how to approach them. If you’re struggling to repay a debt and would like us to deal with Akinika debt collectors on your behalf, or simply need a bit of advice, just click on the GET HELP NOW button below.
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