Credit insurer, Atradius latest report has indicated that nine out of ten suppliers surveyed in Asia Pacific experienced late payment of invoices from their B2B customers over the past year. To protect their businesses from late payments, 33.3% of the suppliers surveyed reported having taken specific measures to correct cash flow. Despite the ongoing deceleration…

Credit management software suppliers, OnGuard and Credit Tools have they announced that they have completed their merger. The companyies have announced that the new company will be calledOnguard. In addition to a cosmetic change, the newly created company will create a software platform in which customers can resolve all issues which arise within the order to cash chain.…

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)  will launch a dedicated telephone service aimed at helping small businesses prepare for new data protection laws. The phone service will add to a package of tools and resources already available for organisations getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018.…

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…

Construction specialist, Aggregate Industries, has secured a Aecus Automation Award for a robotic process automation project with Rimilia. The Awards were presented by Paul Morrison, Managing Director from Aecus at the Hackett Group’s Best Practice Conference on in London. Robotic process automation, or RPA, is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the application of technology that…

New Government figures show that less than half of eligible English councils have begun allocating their share of the £300 million business rates hardship fund launched six months ago. Sixteen English councils have not implemented any of the three business rates relief measures announced by the Chancellor at the Spring Budget. The area worst affected…

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…

The latest edition of Coface’s annual survey has analysed the payment behaviour of 256 companies in different sectors of activity. The sample of participants covered is 23% larger than for the 2016 edition and includes more export companies. In 2016 payment delays showed an improvement, but in 2017 they are once again on the increase…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 3% in August, compared with the same month last year. The plant and machinery finance sector reported new business up in August by 4% compared with the same month in 2016, while…

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…

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