Vilcol celebrates 40 years of service

Vilcol celebrates 40 years of service

We’re proud to announce that 2024 marks Vilcol’s 40th anniversary as a leading investigative agency in the UK. 

Client Case Study: FCA Pensions

Client Case Study: FCA Pensions

As an FCA authorised agency, Vilcol frequently works with banks and building societies to help trace missing individuals and debtors. One of the most common cases we receive is building societies who need to find an updated customer address for those receiving pensions. 

Client case study: Probate tracing for beneficiaries

Client case study: Probate tracing for beneficiaries

Vilcol is the leading tracing agency in the UK who specialise in probate tracing for wills and beneficiaries. We see countless cases from solicitors and families every year who find themselves unable to execute a loved one's will due to a beneficiary moving away or changing contact details and becoming unreachable. This issue can massively impact a solicitor’s ability to carry out a will, and so Vilcol can step in to help with our expert probate tracing services. 

Client Case Study: People Tracing for Suspended Employee

Client Case Study: People Tracing for Suspended Employee

At Vilcol, we are frequently contacted by institutions and lawyers who need our assistance to trace a missing individual who is involved in a legal case. Recently, we were contacted by the Midwifery Council to help trace a nurse who had been wrongfully suspended.

Client Case Study: Genealogist tracing

Client Case Study: Genealogist tracing

We were recently contacted by a solicitor in the UK who needed our tracing agents help to track down a long lost relative in a probate case. This is a case we see very often at Vilcol, as people may be included in a will, or have a claim to the will, and need to be contacted before the will can be processed correctly. 

Unravelling suspicions: our infidelity surveillance services

Unravelling suspicions: our infidelity surveillance services

At Vilcol, we understand the delicate nature of suspicions and the importance of clarity in matters of the heart. We take all of your concerns seriously, and strive to provide you with legally and efficiently obtained answers. 

Identity verification checking: unveiling romance scams, catfishing and online trolls

Identity verification checking: unveiling romance scams, catfishing and online trolls

In recent months, we have been inundated with requests for our identity verification service. Most of the enquiries have been for an ID check on an individual they are romantically involved with in some form or another. We are seeing a rapid increase in people falling victim to catfishing, love bombing, romance blackmail, pro daters, online intimate activity, and inheritance romance scams. In some instances, the check is made too late, with the client already having  or, even worse, having been ‘fleeced’ with their life savings. 

Everything you need to know about serving statutory demands

Everything you need to know about serving statutory demands

A statutory demand is a written warning from a creditor. It will state that if a person owing debt doesn't pay their debt or come to another arrangement that is acceptable to the creditor, the creditor can apply to start court proceedings to bankrupt their debtor. 

Once the debtor has been served with the statutory demand, they have 21 days to pay their debt in full or come up with an acceptable arrangement. 

Tenant Debtor Tracing 101: How a Professional Tracing Company Can Help You Locate Your Missing Tenants

Tenant Debtor Tracing 101: How a Professional Tracing Company Can Help You Locate Your Missing Tenants

As a landlord, you have the right to track down tenants who have gone missing in order to recover any unpaid rent and damages. This is an uncomfortable situation to be in but is unfortunately very common. Tenant debtor tracing can be a daunting and time-consuming process, which is why many landlords choose to hire a professional tracing company, like Vilcol, to help them locate their debtors.

Is Debtor Tracing Worth the Effort?

Is Debtor Tracing Worth the Effort?

Chasing a debtor who owes you money can be a frustrating and stressful process, but a professional debtor tracing service can make the process much easier. While debtor tracing may come at a small cost, it's worth investing in, as it ensures you get your money back in the long run.

The process is accurate, efficient, and saves you time and stress. If you're a landlord or creditor, consider the pros and cons of debtor tracing to determine whether it's worth the effort. We will ensure to work hard to get you the debt owed.