About the CSA
The Credit Services Association Limited was formed in March 1988, when the Association of Trade Protection and Debt Recovery Agents Limited, who had been established since 1902, merged with the Collection Agencies Association.
Both of these former Associations had a strong and active membership with proud traditions. Their decision to merge created, in the Credit Services Association, one truly representative body dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards with the Trade Protection industry.
Trade Protections relates not only to those directly involved in debt collection, but also those individuals and organisations performing allied functions, so that membership of the Association is advantageous to those whose business activities encompass recovery of overdue accounts by investigative and reporting instructions.
The protection of trade is, therefore, an overall embracing affair – a fact readily recognised by the Association.
The principal object and aims of the Association are to:-
- Improve business methods and efficiency
- Add integrity, structure and dignity to our business activities
- Present a united approach to those authorities and bodies who control our day to day activities
The CSA works for the benefit of those companies active in relation to unpaid credit accounts; debt recovery agencies, tracing and allied professional services.