We are a nationwide debt collection and debt recovery service that was established in 1993. We can trace your debtors and then perform the debt recovery from them.
T.I.N.Z. is our sister company's on-line tenant checking system, more commonly known as a "bad tenant" register but it does much more. It was formed in October 1998. This is New Zealand's most comprehensive tenant database and checking system and the only system that "pays" for your information.
Not only that - credit checks on the system automatically search our debtor files, the Ministry of Justice Tenancy Tribunal decisions database, Fines Searches and does credit checks on Veda Advantage data - all for one checking cost. They give you credits against your checking costs when you lodge your own defaults, 14 day notices, ratings and photos.
The Principal of this business started as a field agent for another debt collection agency in 1992. It was clear, in a very short time frame, that his former Police experience of dealing with people from all walks of life was able to gain rapport with debtors, with 2 debtors actually ringing to compliment his work in the space of 3 months.
His work in West Auckland soon developed so that he was able develop a business plan which quickly evolved into the forming of the national private investigative and debt collection business, then called Chase Investigative Agencies, also known as CIA.
In 2008 we relinquished the private investigator's licence as we found that it wasn't required for the core work of tenancy and general debt collection. The licence actually states on the card that it grants no extra powers over the normal citizen and then, as an aside, the Private Investigator's and Security Guards Act takes away the right, of private investigators to take photos, videos and audio covertly. The licence is a useless piece of paper so hence the changes.
Since you cannot use the word investigative, or derivatives, in the company name without a private investigators licence, the name of the company was changed to The CIA Debt Recovery Group Ltd as it is today.