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CREDIT CONTROL

Guarding against bad debts

According to official figures, in 2019 company insolvencies increased for the third successive quarter. What should you be doing to help ensure that your company isn’t hit by a large bad debt? More...

CREDIT CONTROL

What can we learn from Carillion?

Carillion collapsed in January 2018 owing 30,000 businesses around £1bn. What can you do to protect your company from a large customer failure? More...

CREDIT CONTROL

Recruiting a credit controller

One of your finance assistants is leaving and you’ve decided that what the company could really do with is a credit controller as their replacement. When recruiting one, what should you be looking for? More...

CREDIT CONTROL

Paperless DDs

You’re reviewing your company’s customer payment options and have noticed that some larger businesses are now offering paperless direct debit sign-ups. Is this something that your company could do too? More...

CREDIT CONTROL

Reverse factoring alternative?

With your larger customers trying to extend their payment terms to 60 or even 90 days, your cash flow is suffering. You’ve thought about factoring, but this is very expensive - is there a cheaper fast track to your cash? More...

CREDIT CONTROL

“Do you take cheques?”

The cheque guarantee scheme closed last month. If you currently take cheques as payment, is it now time to be looking for an alternative? More...

CREDIT CONTROL

Does every customer need credit?

When recently reviewing the balances on your sales ledger you noticed that there are many invoices for relatively small amounts. Each one adds to your credit control time. Is there a way of avoiding this problem? More...

RISK MANAGEMENT

Using Z scores to manage risk

Z scores are a useful indicator of the financial health of your business as well as that of your customers and suppliers. How do you calculate and use Z scores for maximum effect? More...

CREDIT CONTROL

Credit sanctions

Commercial customers paying your bills late are costing your company money in the interest you pay to your bank. Late debts can easily turn into bad debts. What sanctions can you add to your armoury? More...

NEWS - CREDIT CONTROL

Identifying the warning signs

According to official figures, company liquidations jumped by 25% in the last quarter. So what should you be doing to help ensure that your company isn’t hit by a large bad debt? More...
Last updated: 08.07.2020

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