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C B Merchant Services is a professional collection agency established in 1917 (over 100 years!) as a California mutual benefit, not-for-profit corporation. We add to the financial health of communities throughout California by handling the tough parts of accounts receivable management-delinquent accounts. We collect more for our clients by leveraging the most current technology and information resources together with a highly trained collection staff. We treat everyone with the highest level of dignity and respect, check our references! We have an A+ BBB rating. We believe we recover more for our clients as a result of this high degree of customer service, in a complaint-free environment.


We increase your bottom line.

C B Merchant Services (CBMS) has been helping businesses increase their bottom line for more than 100 years by combining technology with a highly trained, customer-oriented, collection staff.

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Collecting More than the National Average

Our recovery rate consistently exceeds the national average (16.7% as of ACA's 2014 survey) dollars assigned versus dollars collected.

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Competitive Rates

We believe our clients are looking for a collection agency that provides a combination of high recovery and competitive rates. C B Merchant Services’ rates are flexible and we don’t charge for our services until we collect.

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Manage Your Account Online

Assign and manage your accounts conveniently, view in realtime balances and view / update account status, through our Secure Internet Account Access   All your account information is secure in a SSAE16 double fire-walled computer network that is available to authorized CBMS clients only. In the event of an unforeseen disaster, your records will not be compromised. All CBMS files are backed up nightly, weekly and monthly and stored in a secure location off-site. In addition, we utilize a third-party security service to ensure the safety of our proprietary client/debtor information.

Executive Board

Meet Our Team

Linda Guinn
Linda GuinnPresident / CEO / Past President of the
Linda Guinn has 42 years’ experience in the credit reporting and collections industry. She oversees all of CBMS functions including collections, sales, accounting and financial reporting. Linda was recognized and elected by her peers to serve as President (past) of California Association of Collections
Dennis Barbieri
Dennis BarbieriAccount
Although new to our team, Dennis is no stranger to the collection industry. Dennis Barbieri has 20 plus years of industry experience and as a former collection agency owner/operator he has a unique perspective to successfully manage our client relationships. Dennis is directly responsible for establishing and maintaining all client relationships for C B Merchant Services. Dennis will be your dedicated liaison to ensure you enjoy a high level of customer satisfaction. Dennis is knowledgeable in the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, CaliforniaRobbins-Rosenthal Act, and the Federal and State Fair Credit Reporting Acts, Gramm Leach Bliley Act, HIPAA, Red Flag and a magnitude of other laws pertaining to the accounts we collect. Dennis possesses the knowledge and hands on experience in implementing and managing relationships with similar requirements and procedures, such as yours.
Wendy Costa
Wendy CostaCollections
Mrs. Costa has over 16 years’ experience in the collection industry and is responsible for the clerical department duties. Wendy oversees all collection efforts including issues that must be escalated for a resolution to ensure clients and customers receive excellent customer service.
Ana Molina
Ana Molina Compliance & Collection Manager/Operations
Ana Molina has over 40 years in the collection industry. She is responsible for corporate compliance and oversees all facets of the collection agency including hiring, training, supervising collection staff. Ana works with sales, accounting, and key management to assist clients in a professional manner.
Tess Jaurigue
Tess has 30 plus years professional accounting experience. She leads our accounting department and is responsible for all facets of accounts payable, accounts receivable (non-collection), posting collection payments, cash handling and depositing all funds collected into our client trust account.
217 N San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA
Serving California for over 100 years!

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