Credentials of Riana Ferreira

Riana has more than 20 years experience in debt collection which she gained in the family business;
  • 1994 – Riana became partner in family debt collection business.

  • 1999 -2003 Riana became Regional President of the Council for Businesswomen.

  • 1998 - The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development appointed Riana to serve as the first woman representing debt collectors on the Council for Debt Collectors. This is the most prestigious appointment for any debt collector within the South African industry. She was re-appointed to the board in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009.

  • 2004 – Riana received an invitation from The President of FENCA (The Federation of European Collection Associations) to deliver a paper on “Trends and Developments in South Africa” at their international world congress which was held in Rome on 29th September 2004.

  • 2005 – Riana was appointed to serve on the Board of ADRA (Association of Debt Recovery Agents) and became a member of the association.

  • 2009 – Riana established Collect A Debt - Debt Recovery & Tracing Solutions.

  • 2009 – Riana was appointed by Global Credit Solutions Pty Ltd (Australia) as the South African partner

  • 2010 – Regional Business Achiever Award - Finalist (Businesswomen's Association)

  • 2010 – Riana established Tracing Solutions.

  • 2010 – Appointed by Mr J.P. Radebe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, to serve on the Council for Debt Collectors as a member in terms of section 3 (2) (b)(111) of the Debt Collectors Act, 114 of 1998 for a term of three years


Download here Council for Debt Collectors Website

Download here Appointment as member of the Council for Debt Collectors

Download here Debt Collectors Certificate

Download here  Article: "Thousands flock for help over rising debt" - Source: The Herald

Regulatory Compliance:

Collection practices are well regulated by the Debt Collectors Act No. 114 of 1998 that provide for a statutory body, The Council for Debt Collectors who monitors statutory standards and remedies for consumers and businesses that operate within the debt collection industry.

Collect A Debt is registered with the Council for Debt Collectors with registration number 0003069/03.

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