Letter to Apologize for Late Payment, Person to Business

Write this type of letter to apologize for a personal payment that you owe to a business being late in arriving to the business. Include relevant details in your letter, such as the billing date, original date due, amount, and when you will send the payment.

[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]

[Date of letter—month, day, and year]

[Recipient's first and last names]
[Company name]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]

Dear [recipient's name]:

I am writing regarding my account with your company, which is account number 9898 8988 8989. My payment of $100 was due to your company on December 8, and I apologize that you have not received it yet. I plan to send this payment for $100 on December 28. The payment is late because I have had some unexpected and sudden large medical bills for a serious condition. Also, my income has decreased recently, and this has put a strain on my ability to meet this financial obligation with you.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and again, I apologize for this payment delay.

Sincerely,

 

[Signature]

[Sender's first and last names]

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