GUIDELINES

  1. This is a brief letter detailing an error that has occurred. Required details supporting the claim is sufficed. The letter should contain an explanation about the error and how you expect it to be rectified.
  2. Clearly explain the error.
  3. Mention what you expect the reader to do to correct the error. Include your planned course of action.
  4. End on a positive note.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

We at BC FINANCIAL would like to apologize for the error we made on your account last month. Instead of crediting your actual payment of $175, we credited an amount of $60. Adjustments have already been made, and the correct details are reflected on your statement for this month. Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Letter example to correct error in payment on credit account.

Further things to consider when writing miscellaneous letters to clients

Miscellaneous Letters

Miscellaneous are letters that are sent in series to cover different situations related to business. Miscellaneous means "various types," and therefore, these are usually a group of letters. In most cases, miscellaneous are used to announce unpleasant news such as terminating or rejecting a business relationship, reminding people of unpaid balances, etc. The letters can also be regarding donations, job search, credit management, or even retaining professional advisors. The best example of miscellaneous is the collection letters.

When writing miscellaneous, you need to be careful not to hurt the relationship that exists between you and the recipient. Be polite even when you feel the recipient is delinquent. Be clear about all the facts and figures. If you are writing to ask for payment, for example, know the exact amount the recipient is supposed to pay. Do not overlook minor details such as making sure the recipient's name is written correctly or the date of the last payment. If you realize that the recipient has not responded to any of your previous letters, write the next letter in a more demanding way that compels him/her to respond. Always close these letters with a call to action.

Letters to Clients

Letters to clients are letters a person or organization writes to other people and/or organizations that benefit from the senders' products or professional services. These could be welcome letters to welcome the clients to the organization, introduction letters to introduce a product or service to the clients, or thank-you letters to appreciate clients for their continued support. They could also be response letters to respond to clients' queries or inform letters to notify the clients of important matters like discounts on products and services, relocation of offices, etc. Basically, a letter to a client can be just about anything, as long as whatever you are communicating is business-related.

Letters to clients are business letters, and therefore, they should be formal and professional. Start the letter with a proper salutation. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. If a client is required to take a certain urgent action, make sure to specify exactly what he/she is supposed to do. Be brief and straightforward and avoid adding irrelevant details. Close the letter by warmly inviting the recipient to respond or to take the necessary action. Sign the letter and provide your contact details. Print the letter on the company's letterhead.

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