CHAPTER 4Collection Letters

This chapter has sample collection letters you may have to write. The types of collection letters included are:

• Notification

• Reminder

• Inquiry

• Urgency

• Final Notice/Ultimatum

• Insufficient Funds

• Thank You for Payment

• Lost Payment/Apology

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”

— Ben Franklin

In this section, at the side of the page, you will find a brief explanation of each part of the letter. The first letter identifies each section of the letter. Subsequent letters identify only changes to the basic format.

Step-by-Step Guide

The purpose of the collection letter is to get the customer to pay an overdue bill.

Step 1: Check the spelling of the recipient’s name. Use a gender-specific courtesy title ...

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