RSM’s UK Brexit Stress Index nudged up for the first time since the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, ushering in the first signs in nearly seven months that the risk of no-deal trade talks with the EU is generating increased nervousness within business. This week the pound also saw its worst performing week against…

Insolvencies in the UK are forecast to jump by 27% this year, slightly higher than the global average rise of 26%, reveals a new economic research report by top trade credit insurer Atradius. The latest Atradius Insolvency Report analyses the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the knock-on effect on insolvencies. Every major economy, except…

The UK economy shrunk by a fifth and fell into its deepest recession on record in the second quarter. Official data released by the ONS confirmed a 20.4% fall in GDP quarter on quarter. The contraction followed a 2.2% dip in the first quarter, sending the country into a technical recession. In Germany, GDP fell…

The number and total value of judgments registered against Irish businesses have risen in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year, figures released today by registrar Irish Judgments show. Judgments against Irish businesses actually rose from 250 to 315, a rise of 26 percent over the period. But, the total…

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a UK guarantee scheme to support the trade credit insurance market in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Trade credit insurance protects companies supplying goods and services against the risk of non-payment by their clients. Given the economic impact of the pandemic, the risk…

The Covid-19 pandemic crisis is affecting the European payments landscape with businesses facing unparalleled uncertainty according to late insight research by European credit management specialist Intrum. The report indicates sharp drops in GDP across Europe are now pushing down revenues for businesses, restricting cash flow while increasing pressure on businesses to manage their cash and…

New research by Coface has predicted that the number of insolvencies is expected to rise across Europe in the second half of 2020, and in 2021. Germany, the least affected country, is still on track for a 12% increase in insolvencies between end-2019 and end-2021. France (21%) and Spain (22%) will be more affected by…

Latest figures from the Registry Trust indicate that the number and total value of judgments registered against Irish businesses more than doubled in Q1 (January-March)  2020 compared to the same quarter last year, The figures show that Irish businesses owed €3,826,317 in Q1 2020, a rise of 134% compared to the same period of 2019.…

The number of unpaid UK business invoices has increased by 23% according to new tracker by AI platform provider, Sidetrade. Sidetrade’s tracker is based on a statistical analysis of 26 million invoices, representing €54bn of business to business transactions with the payment behaviour of over 3.7 million businesses is tracked week by week. The company…

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