58% of international debts placed with us in 2019 were for EU based companies. We recover overdue accounts in the UK’s biggest export markets thanks to our French, German, Italian and Spanish foreign national collectors based in our Maidstone offices. Our parent company is New York based, assisting us with our top collection country, the United States.

We collected from 161 different countries in 2019, with 76% of all recoveries coming directly from our efforts in Maidstone. Supporting us is the European Collectors Association (ECA) where STA is the elected, and only UK member, providing tried and tested cover across Europe; in the rest of the world, our appointed agents offer expert cover. By collecting three-in-four international debts ourselves, you save the time and additional cost of transferring your account to our overseas agents.


To summarise, entrusting STA with your unpaid international accounts, gives you:

Global coverage with successful collections in 161 countries during 2019
Foreign national collectors in Maidstone for the UK’s top European export markets
76% of international collections made from the UK; saving you the additional cost of overseas offices and agents, and speeding up the recovery time
Access to our own offices in USA and Mexico
70 affiliate offices covering every continent
24/7 access to Your Debts Online, where you can see exactly what we are doing
Your collected funds remitted every two weeks by BACS.

Morocco tops our 2019 international debt collection success league