Friendly Apology for Late Payment

This Friendly Apology for Late Payment sample letter is written mostly for informal purposes, more as an acknowledgement of any failed obligations.

Our obligations to others, while they do not alone define our character, they lend a glimpse of it.

It is the method and demeanor in which we handle the responsibility of those obligations that helps form the type of person we are. 

If you find yourself indebted to friends, family members or even acquaintances, it is best to repay that debt as soon as possible. 

A letter of apology for late repayment such as this can make all the difference between a continued and a broken friendship.


Dear ________,

Your letter arrived a few days ago and I must confess that this obligation completely slipped my mind. Needless to say, there is no excuse for this and I extend my sincerest apologies along with the attached check.

Please accept our warmest regards and sincerest hope that all is well.  We certainly look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Again, thank you for the hospitality you extended to our son during the vacation period.  I am sure Rob has enjoyed and will continue to enjoy the friendship of your son.


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