The number and total value of judgments registered against businesses in Ireland in the first six months of 2019 were the lowest on record for a first half-year, with 250 judgments registered according to the latest figures released by Registry Trust. The judgements were 10 percent fewer than in the first half of 2018. It…

Half of Irish firms polled (50%) do not negotiate payment terms – the highest among all European countries polled, where the average is 21% whilst companies around Europe predict increased bad debt losses, later B2B payments and higher debt risks are ahead. The findings are part of a  European Payment Report from pan-European credit management…

A new European Payment Report 2019, from European credit management services company Intrum, has indicated that an increase in bad debt losses following on from several years of decline means marking that the turning point from a recession may have already passed. Almost one-fifth of those surveyed (18 per cent) believe their country is already…

Access to financing for European small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been steadily improving as a result of the very accommodative monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB), which has improved credit availability and reduced interest rates. This improving access to finance has, however, made European SMEs heavily reliant on banks as an external…

Credit Insurance specialist Euler Hermes has issued its annual review and forecast of global average Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), based on a sample of 25,000 listed companies across 20 sectors and 36 countries. Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) is a measure of how long it takes companies to collect cash from customers. Euler Hermes’ study shows…

Latest figures released by the Registry Trust shows that the number of business debt judgements declined in Ireland during Q1 2019. The number, total value and average value of judgments registered against businesses in Ireland in Q1 2019 were the lowest on record for a first quarter-year, with 112 judgments registered, eight fewer than the…

The Central Bank of Ireland has published its first SME Market quarterly market report for 2019. The SME Market Report monitors developments in the provision of credit to Irish Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by financial intermediaries. The SME Market Report for 2019 found that: Gross new lending to SMEs declined 1.7 per cent in…

The European Parliament has published a new report on Late Payments. The report, drafted by Member of the European Parliament Lara Comi, is based on statistics from European credit management specialist Intrum’s European Payment Report 2018, and takes into account important findings of the yearly study. In response to the new report Intrum has said…

Coface has shared its vision of the major trends in the world economy in 2019 with businesses at its annual conference. Coface says that an increasing number of pitfalls, such as escalating political risk, the high volatility of commodity prices, and supply constraints, began to slow world growth in late 2018 and cast a shadow…

Lenders could find it much harder to enforce cross border debts in the event of a no deal Brexit, RSM has warned. Currently, European regulations facilitate the collection of cross border debts within the EU, notably through the use of European Enforcement Orders. These allow a judgment in one member state to be enforced in…