Debtor Tracing

Debtor Tracing, Tracking & Profiling

Locating Missing Debtors Since 1977

Research Associates was first established in August 1977 as a private intelligence agency specialising in the location of missing persons including debtors. Over time we have evolved into an approachable, highly professional intelligence and investigation organisation with a worldwide reputation for delivering solutions and results; helping resolve problems with unparalleled focus and expertise.

We strongly suggest you call us in the first instance rather than email, which is not the best medium to discuss highly personalised and confidential information.

Call 020 7243 1000 to have a brief initial discussion focused on resolving your situation.

Debtor Solutions for Clients

With over 40 years' experience serving private citizens, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, business and public sector organisations, Research Associates has a unique wealth of industry knowledge and provides an unrivalled level of service for its clients.

  • Tracing/Locating absconding debtors worldwide (since August 1977)
  • Highly experienced and professional investigators and reseach professionals
  • A full back up intelligence service using only dedicated experts
  • A legal and compliant asset searching service
  • Clear debtor solutions for our clients
  • Investigation utilising both state of the art and established techniques
  • Complete worldwide and local coverage
  • Exclusive 24-48 hour fast response service
  • Supplying valuable information regarding the County Court process
  • A dedicated Project Manager throughout
  • Structured evidence reports
  • Excellent standards of practice

Finding Absconding Debtors

Research Associates has been accurately locating the confirmed whereabouts of debtors throughout the UK and worldwide for over 40 years, and is widely recognised as one of the best private investigation agencies in the world for debtor tracing. We have helped trace missing debtors for some of the world’s largest and well known financial institutions including banks, building societies and mortgage lenders as well as various government departments. We now offer the same specialist service to business and corporate clients as well as private individuals.

We pride ourselves on delivering a rapid turnaround; in supplying a fully confirmed address for an absconding debtor, whilst always working within stringent legislation (Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and where relevant the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000). Over the last four decades Research Associates has amassed vast in-house records, databases and legal resources which enable us to supply the addresses of debtors more rapidly and cost-effectively than less well established agencies who often rely on non-legal means.

A core principal of Research Associates debtor tracing policy is that at no time during the tracing of the individual do they become aware they are being investigated or know they have been found. This ensures that the subsequent legal process is not frustrated or compromised and that the individual is not given any opportunity to hide assets. A subsequent legally compliant Asset Searching service may also be implemented to effectively locate both liquid and tangible assets.

Professional Debtors

Some individuals who owe money often disappear with the specific intention of avoiding payment, frequently attempting to hide their current whereabouts using false or altered names, not registering for services associated with their residential address, or going to the extent of changing their registered name (privately by deed poll). Research Associates effectively trace people as a matter of routine, even in difficult circumstances where individuals are actively trying to remain hidden.

Asset Location Investigations

Where a debtor is either involved in ongoing court procedures or a crime, our team are able to instigate legally compliant cutting-edge procedures to locate both tangible and liquid assets in the UK and worldwide.

  • Contact Research Associates now to start an investigation:
  • 020 7243 1000

Note: For legal reasons, it is very helpful to formally let us know at the time of initial instruction that we are locating a debtor, as we are then able to make use of very helpful legislative consents, which allow us legal access to otherwise prohibited databases, some of which we may not have the right to use under other circumstances. This ensures the process of locating of a person becomes more straightforward and therefore more cost-effective.