Below you will find a link to download an Example Letter Requesting a Statement of Account.
I use this letter about every six months in order to make sure that my own records are correct and that the payments I am making to the accounts are all accounted for.
This is something I do as part of my self-administered Debt Management Plan and makes sure I keep on top of things.
The Example Letter Requesting a Statement of Account
Mr A N Debtor
123 Debt Mansion
23rd September 2012
Mr Debt Collector Company
62 Debt Collection Business Park
Dear Sir or Madam,
I write with regards to the above account reference. Please could you provide me with the following information: –
1. An up to date balance.
2. A list of payments you have received to the account.
Please send this information to me by return post.
I look forward to receiving the requested information soon.
Mr A N Debtor
What happens after sending the letter?
I usually receive the requested information in around a couple of weeks. I then check the statement against my own spreadsheet to ensure that all my payments are accounted for. I also check that the balance matches what I think I should owe.
If the balance doesn’t match my own records I then start investigating why. This has happened to me once and it turned out that one of my payments had not been passed to the new debt collection agency.
If you have an e-mail address for the debt collection agency you could also use that to save the cost of postage and time.