Nearly half (44%) of SMEs have never checked their company’s credit score, according to research from RateSetter Business Finance. Credit scores are used by lenders to determine whether businesses have a good track record of repaying debt, and are therefore one of the key factors affecting an SME’s ability to get a loan. Credit reference…

An OECD report has concluded the UK’s insolvency and restructuring framework is the most effective in the organisation at preventing a build-up of productivity-sapping zombie companies, says UK insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. The report, ‘Insolvency regimes, zombie firms and capital reallocation’, says that zombie companies – struggling companies aged 10 years or older…

Debt owed to suppliers across key UK business sectors has risen by 95.4% to £962 million between July and September 2017, eclipsing the 1.5% rise seen at the end of Q2. Bad debt owed to companies also increased by 12.2% to £247million, up 55.6% since the start of the year. This signals a worrying trend…

The next two years will bring significant challenges to UK businesses, many of which may succumb to insolvency as a result. ICAEW conducted a survey of those working with the insolvency and business restructuring sectors* and asked what they felt would be the three greatest threats to British businesses over the next two years, the…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 12 PROPERTY RENTALS LTD 19 RM LTD 19/9 194F LTD 1ST BASE PROPERTIES LTD 20/20 BEEF LTD A & I CHILDCARE LTD A & M LONDON DEVELOPMENTS LTD A J CONTRACTS (WHITSTABLE) CONSTRUCTION LTD A STAR DRIVERS LTD…

Businesses trading in the Americas have been warned about potential payment delays in a new report by trade credit insurer Atradius. The Atradius Payment Practices Barometer is an annual research report into the payment behaviours of global businesses and was prepared ahead of the recent natural disasters that have severely impacted parts of the region.…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) for deals of up to £20 million grew by 6% in July, compared with the same month last year. Including high-value deals, new business fell by 1% over the same period. The plant and…

2016 showed a continued decline of 6% in the number of company insolvencies in the Central and Eastern European (CEEE) region, following a fall of 14% in 2015 according to new reseach by Coface. In all, over the course of last year, six entities per 1,000 became insolvent. This improvement was in line with the…

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has appointed Morgan Vessier as new Head of Risk. Vessier, who joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2005, has worked across several key business units, including BNP Paribas Personal Finance, where he served as the Head of Center for Scoring, and the Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), where he acted as Director…

Arron Kendall and Simon Thomas, Partners at Moorfields Advisory have been appointed joint administrators of the UK arm of upmarket women’s fashion brand Basler. Basler UK is a subsidiary of the long-established Basler Fashion Group GmbH, which is headquartered in Goldbach, Germany, and also operates in the United States, Australia and throughout Europe. Since May…

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