Atradius’ latest Insolvency Forecast reports Polish insolvencies are expected to grow by 7% this year after remaining static in 2020. As a response to the pandemic, comprehensive stimulus measures supported many Polish businesses, enabling them to sustain their cash position. However, this support is expected to expire this year as the economic rebound gains momentum.…

A new trading report into the Turkish market has revealed an expected decline in insolvencies this year. The report by trade credit insurer Atradius has revealed that the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic had upon the country which managed to avoid recession in 2020. Turkish GDP grew 1.8% in 2020 despite the adverse conditions of…

Businesses must take measures to protect themselves from the impact of unpaid bills as global insolvency rates are forecast to surge according to trade credit insurer Atradius. The company’s Insolvency Forecast reveals the likely extent of business failures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Entitled ‘2021: A turn of the tide in insolvencies’, the…

A new study shows UK banks have lent around £29.3bn more to businesses over the past year. This compares with a 5.3% jump in lending in the EU on average. UK bank lending also surpassed Germany (7%) and Spain (3%). UK banks have managed to increase lending by 8% since the start of the Covid-19…

The global economy is forecast to recover almost fully from the pandemic-driven recession but there are major divergences in the pace of recovery across the world, according to a new report from trade credit insurer Atradius. The report reveals the emergence of several bright spots in the global economy as the world battles to overcome…

Research by Moody’s has found that the UK has the highest number of distressed companies in Europe. Across the continent, there were 113 companies with a B3 negative rating or lower in December, with the UK accounting for the highest proportion with 28 distressed companies. The number of distressed EMEA companies on Moody’s latest B3N…

The United States of America (USA) can anticipate a robust economic rebound in 2021, with political uncertainty decreasing and an injection of fiscal stimulus reveals the latest report from leading trade credit insurer Atradius. The new Country Report anticipates a more positive outlook for the USA following the change of administration but cautions that downside…

Credit insurance specialist, Coface has predicted an uneven recovery form the global pandemic across countries, sectors of activity, and income levels in its latest quarterly report. The company says that although the performance of China and other Asian economies is boosting global growth, the main mature economies will not return to their pre-crisis GDP levels…

New data from insurance specialist Euler Hermes has predicted that 2021 is likely to bring a flood of corporate insolvencies throughout the world’s largest economies. The company points out that Q4 in Europe is likely to be the time when the surge in business insolvencies reaches its zenith. Whilst insolvencies in the US will rise…

With the UK now officially separated from the European Union, new research from Nucleus Commercial Finance has found that the UK’s SMEs are worried about their future and the negative impact Brexit will bring to the economy. The research found that three in ten (30%) small to medium-sized businesses think Brexit will have a negative…

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