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…

The total number of judgments in 2018 against Irish businesses is at a record low, with business debt down 15 percent on last year. For the seventh consecutive year, the number of business judgments issued declined; 575 judgments were registered in 2018, a record low. Compared to 2017, the total value of business judgments fell…

Graydon, a provider of business data, insights, analytics and data-solutions has announced that the business is to launch in Ireland. Graydon has appointed Jonathan Cushley to spearhead its strategic growth in Ireland, where he will be focused primarily on Graydon’s innovative new onboarding platform, an AI-based, turnkey solution that simplifies credit, fraud and compliance processes…

Businesses continue to have the same concerns for the next twelve months as they did in 2018, according to research from ICAEW. Uncertainty about the UK relationship with the European Union (EU) remains the biggest challenge. Other expected challenges are also UK related, such as slowing UK economic growth, rising UK inflation, plus the lack…

Analysis from Equiniti, the FTSE-listed share services and fintech business, of UK Finance statistics shows that continued Brexit uncertainty is having the biggest impact on the smallest businesses in relation to asset based lending and invoice finance borrowing. The figures show that total advances to businesses with a turnover of less than £1 million a…