PRA Group Inc was initially formed as Portfolio Recovery Associates, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, on March 20, 1996. The Company is a financial and business service company. Its business focuses upon the detection, collection, and processing of both unpaid and normal-course accounts receivable originally owed to credit grantors, governments, retailers and others. Its main business is the purchase, collection and management of portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables. These are the unpaid obligations of individuals to credit originators, which include banks, credit unions, consumer and auto finance companies and retail merchants. It also provide fee-based services, including vehicle location, skip tracing and collateral recovery services for auto lenders, governments and law enforcement via PRA Location Services, LLC, revenue administration, audit and debt discovery/recovery services for local government entities through PRA Government Services, LLC and MuniServices, LLC and class action claims recovery services and related payment processing via Claims Compensation Bureau, LLC. The Company's debt purchase business specializes in receivables that have been charged-off by the credit originator. The Company offers debt owners the ability to immediately realize value for their charged-off receivables throughout the post charge-off collection cycle, from receivables that have only been processed internally by the debt owner to receivables that have been subject to multiple internal and external collection efforts, whether or not subject to bankruptcy proceedings.
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