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…

Online business lender Spotcap has issued more than €120 million in credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Jens Woloszczak, Spotcap Founder and CEO: “We’ve experienced significant growth over the past three years, which is a testament to the fundamental need SMEs have for flexible and accessible financing. With close to 60 percent of…

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…

In its latest report Brexit: implications for financial reporting, ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Faculty suggests that UK plc should continue to apply internationally-accepted accounting standards if the UK wishes to retain its status as a major global financial centre. However, learning from the experience of the EU and other IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) jurisdictions, it…

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.…

The latest SME finance monitor report has showed that 8 out of 10 SMEs are refusing to apply for new finance as a result of Brexit uncertainty. Angus Dent, CEO of Peer to Peer lending platform ArchOver, on why that is the wrong approach for businesses and why a strong UK economy needs companies to…

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…

Late payments remain a persistent issue globally nearly a decade past the 2008 crisis, but the long-term outlook is optimistic. A 3% improvement in the cash-to-cash cycle of UK companies has released £8.8bn previously tied up in working capital, according to Grant Thornton’s latest UK Working Capital Survey. Individual businesses, not just the economy benefit…

The government has published its position paper on post-Brexit civil judicial cooperation which states that the government will seek a post-Brexit agreement which “reflects closely the substantive principles of cooperation under the current EU framework. Commenting on the paper Adrian Hyde, President of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3, said “The UK’s insolvency and restructuring profession…