55% of international debts placed with us in 2020 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 136 different countries in 2020, with 83% 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 136 countries in the past year
Foreign national collectors in Maidstone for the UK’s top European export markets
83% 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.

USA tops our 2020 international debt collection success league