A latest study by Coface has shown that, despite the solid position of the German economy and the decline in the number of corporate insolvencies, delays in payments are still commonplace. However, they have become less frequent when compared to the results in 2016. By international comparison, these delays are generally shorter in Germany. As…

The pace of capital investment has fallen in 2017 and is forecast to slow even further in 2018 according to the latest ICAEW Economic Forecast. Business investment is forecast to be 2.1% this year, the second weakest since the global financial crisis. As companies continue to ‘wait and see’ what kind of post-Brexit settlement is…

Poland’s corporate sector is benefitting from an acceleration in economic activity despite a rise in insolvencies and restrucuring according to the latest research by Coface. The report says that this is a reversal of last year’s situation, when the pace of economic growth was weaker. Poland recorded GDP growth of 3.8% in 2015, before falling…

Research reveals internal processes and a lack of automation are top causes of late payments to suppliers, above cash flow constraints. Slow internal processes and a lack of automation are among the biggest challenges for businesses when it comes to paying their suppliers on time, according to new research by Tungsten Network and the Institute of…

Through a strategic alliance and the acquisition of a 10% stake in Caple, BNP Paribas Asset Management is providing an innovative platform to offer alternative credit to European small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’). Caple facilitates access to alternative credit for SMEs, working with international institutional investors to address gaps in the funding landscape by offering…

Small European businesses based in the UK pay their invoices more than two days faster than their British counterpart according to research by Opal Transfer. The research shows EU businesses based in the UK, are 9% quicker to pay invoices than British owned business. EU firms based in the UK take 18.4 days on average…

The UK government needs to kick-start its stalled corporate insolvency reforms in the wake of the UK insolvency framework falling from 13th to 14th in the World Bank’s rankings according to insolvency and restructuring trade body, R3. R3 is warning that with other countries’ insolvency and restructuring frameworks improving, and with Brexit potentially creating barriers…

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…

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