• FECMA webinar
    Late Payment EU Regulation
    May 16th - 3 PM CET
  • Payment culture
    FECMA contribution in the EU project
  • 2023 - Athens
    5th FECMA Credit Congress
    Athens, Greece 14th & 15th June 2023
  • Best Practices in
    Credit Management
    European Credit Management Guide


FECMA was established in 1986 on the initiative of the late Sir Roger Cork, one time Lord Mayor of London and President of the UK Institute of Credit Management as a not-for-profit organisation to promote best practice in credit management across Europe and beyond.

Membership of FECMA is made up of national credit management associations, who share the vision of promoting best practice by sharing their knowledge and expertise across national borders.  

FECMA aims to:

- exchange credit management knowledge, best practice and ethical standards between associations;

- share and promote research and pool the knowledge gained with each associations' own members;

- represent the credit management profession at a European level;

- provide support and guidance for members of all associations;

- support and collaborate with existing associations as appropriate and encourage the creation of credit management associations where none exist.



In addition to regular Management Council meetings, hosted by member associations every six months or so, FECMA has organised Europe-wide conferences (usually referred to as Congresses) in various locations.

The first, in 2013, was held in Budapest, Hungary, followed in 2015 in Brussels, Belgium and in 2018 on the beautiful island of Malta.

The 4th FECMA Pan-European Credit Management Congress was held in Poland on 15th and 16th September, 2021.

The 5th Congress happened in Athens, Greece, on 14th and 15th June, 2023. See you on the 6th Congress soon!


FECMA is the federation of the national credit management associations and institutes in Europe.

If you a member of one of them (see here the complete list) - you are already part of FECMA familly!

Are you credit or debt collection professional and want to become a member? Contact an association or institute in your country and check how beneficial is membership for you!

FECMA Membership