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PRESS RELEASE: Only 5% Of Companies Receive ‘Fast Payer Award’

Only 5% of the 5,158 UK’s largest companies that report payment terms have qualified for the 2022 award from Good Business Pays. The award recognises big businesses that pay at least 95 per cent of their invoices on time and within 27 days or less, over the last 12 months. Since 2019, almost a quarter […]

Night at the Museum: Focus on Fraud event report

On a chilly Tuesday evening, Sheffield & District Branch members and guests entered the historic former combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Station in Sheffield City Centre, which is now the National Emergency Services Museum.   What better place to have Focused on Fraud than in a building, which has no doubt played host to fraudsters […]

Keeping your debtor days down – A guest blog by Menzies LLP

In our latest blog, the Menzies LLP Creditor Services team looks at what we should do when dealing with our aged debtor list. Spotting the signs of trouble Have there been any delaying tactics, such as not answering calls? Have they asked for copy invoices? Are they trying to pay by cheque? Are they paying […]

How to Drive Efficiency and Value with Artificial Intelligence – A guest blog by Serrala

Nils Strachanowski, VP Product for Cash Application, discusses how humans and Artificial Intelligence can collaborate in Accounts Receivable Management to achieve the best possible results. Cash collection and allocation processes are more critical than ever in times of trade volatility and economic instability. What are the primary issues that businesses confront when it comes to cash […]

Trading with a familiar face – A guest blog by Menzies LLP

In our latest guest blog, the Menzies LLP Creditor Services team look at what you should be doing when dealing with a company that has had previous insolvencies. Picture the scene You have been dealing with a customer that has now ceased to trade and they owe you money. You are then approached by the […]

Enforcement in 2021 – the new normal – A guest blog by High Court Enforcement Group

Some of the changes in the pandemic for credit management and enforcement were temporary and have started to fall away, but others remain, making the enforcement landscape indelibly altered. The first lockdown saw a moratorium on all residential judgment enforcement and landlord action. When enforcement restarted in August 2020, the Government, Public Health England and […]

Is the economic landscape changing? – Guest blog by Menzies LLP

In this week’s guest blog, the Menzies LLP Creditor Services team look at the changing economic landscape, alongside Small & Medium sized Businesses’ (“SMB”) debt statistics. What will happen as Government support reduces? Economy continues to grow The BBC recently reported that the economy grew by 0.8% in May 2021, which was the fourth consecutive […]

A blog by Jon Swan, Forums international Ambassador

I can remember quite clearly the first time I met Laurie and Lynn. It was the Autumn meeting in 1996 of the CMIG (Computer Manufacturers Industry Group) held at the Fines Bailiwick Hotel near Bracknell. I had joined Dell in September of that year and this was my first meeting. The only Credit Forums I […]