Welcome to The CIA Debt Recovery Group Limited

We are a New Zealand based debt collection and debt recovery service that was established in 1993 with a focus on specialising in residential tenancy debt recovery. We can trace your debtors and then perform the debt collection process from them. 

We offer various debt collection pricing options for you to choose from. 

If your debtor refuses to repay your debt voluntarily we can take enforcement action through the Courts and in many cases we will pay the Court costs of the first enforcement for you.

If your agreement or contract with the debtor has a debt collection clause in it, we will add our costs to the debt. This means your debtor will reimburse you for the cost of the debt collection.



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 allowed him to gain rapport with debtors, with 2 debtors ringing to compliment his work in the space of 3 months.

His work in West Auckland soon grew 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 C.I.A.

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 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 covertly take photos, videos and audio. 

Because you cannot use the word investigative, or investigator, 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.

 Geoff Knight

Founder of

The CIA Debt Recovery Group Ltd

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