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Debt Collection Agencies in the US

  • ID: 239681
  • June 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 38 pages
  • IBISWorld
Paying off: Debtors had trouble paying out, but the economic recovery will return balance to the industry

Debt Collection Agencies in the US

After a rising tide of debt swamped the economy, collectability rates fell, canceling out the spike in debt collection opportunities and hurting revenue. However, the economy is set to recover over the next five years, with improving debt recovery rates, declining unemployment and higher housing prices. As a result, debt collection agencies will experience renewed demand, resulting in modest revenue growth.

The Debt Collection Agencies industry includes businesses that pursue payments on debts that individuals and businesses owe. Most collection agencies operate as agents of creditors and collect debts for a fee or percentage of the total amount owed. Other agencies purchase debt portfolios from creditors at deep discounts and then pursue outstanding balances for their own gain.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

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Paying off: Debtors had trouble paying out, but the economic recovery will return balance to the industry

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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Paying off: Debtors had trouble paying out, but the economic recovery will return balance to the industry

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