commercial agency

commercial agency
Literally, the agency of a commercial agent; a collection agency; in a more refined sense, an agency for the collection of past due accounts arising out of commercial transactions, that is, transactions not involving consumers. 15 Am J2d Collect § 1; a person, firm, or corporation engaged in the business of collecting information relating to the financial standing, credit, character, responsibility, and general reputation of persons, firms, and corporations engaged in business, and furnishing this information to subscribers for a consideration. 15 Am J2d Collect § 3.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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