Businesses in Asia-Pacific regions face rising credit risks

Coface’s 2022 Asia Corporate Payment Survey has highlighted the credit risks in the Asia-Pacific region. The report found that improved economic conditions in 2021 contributed to a notable fall in the duration of payment delays across Asia-Pacific, dropping from 68 days on average in 2020 to 54 days in 2021, the lowest level in 5…

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CSA CEO appointed to FENCA board

27th June 2022 Appointments |

Chris Leslie, Chief Executive of the Credit Services Association (CSA), the UK trade body for debt collection and debt purchase, has been elected to the board of the Federation of European National Collections Association (FENCA) today at the Associations Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Berlin. FENCA represents the interests of the European credit management, debt…

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Aryza appoints new CEO to support North America launch

24th June 2022 Global |

Aryza has announced plans to launch in North America with the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the region. Brent Reuter has been appointed as the new CEO to support the launch. Reuter has worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years and led First Data in Canada growing their…

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Apple to launch BNPL service in US

Apple has announced that it will launch its own Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) option. The iPhone maker’s Apple Pay Later service will allow users in the US to pay for purchases in four instalments over six weeks without being charged interest or other fees. The service will be available anywhere that accepts Apple Pay…

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Global supply chain issues could drive business insolvency rises

The global economy remains challenged by supply chain issues and high energy prices, with the Russia-Ukraine conflict further increasing commodity prices and inflation, according to new a report by Atradius. The report highlights that global recovery from the impact of the pandemic has been thwarted by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which is having a negative impact…

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UK business insolvencies predicted to increase by 37% this year

Allianz Trade has predicted that business insolvencies will rise by 37% this year with the UK is set to become the first big European economy to reach pre-pandemic levels of corporate insolvencies. The research suggests the surge in insolvencies will be driven by the withdrawal of Covid support schemes, rising commodity prices, supply chain disruption,…

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Global business insolvencies predicted to increase as support measures end

22nd April 2022 Business | #business insolvencies

Despite a return to normal for many economies in 2022, insolvencies are set to rise according to trade credit insurer, Atradius. The company predicts that the global economy will emerge gradually from the Covid pandemic in 2022, with restrictions unwound in most countries and regions. But despite a return to normality for many, Atradius reports…

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Developing countries facing triple crisis

An economic research report by Atradius has found that many developing countries are facing a triple crisis in 2022 with the impact of the pandemic is being felt across the globe, particularly in small island economies which have historically been heavily reliant on tourism. Existing debt vulnerabilities were only aggravated by the pandemic. With global…

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Ukraine crisis and rising fuel prices are top concern for small businesses

21st March 2022 Commercial Credit Management |

The outbreak of war in Ukraine has had a significant impact on UK small business owner confidence. Nationally, 78% of small business owners say there are worries that keep them awake at night – and the feared implications of the Ukraine conflict have cast aside small business concerns over Covid, Brexit and red tape –…

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Half of OECD countries household debts are greater than their income 

9th February 2022 Consumer Collections | #european debt

New research by Compare the Market has revealed that more than half of the OECD countries surveyed have household debts greater than their annual net disposable income. The research showed that Nordic countries take out the top two places with Denmark and Norway have the two highest household debt to disposable income ratio respectively. Russia,…

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Aryza to acquire Collenda

24th January 2022 Company News | #Acquisitions

Aryza has announced it is accelerating its European roll-out through the acquisition of Collenda, a leading DACH and Benelux credit management software provider. Collenda provides an end-to-end integrated credit lifecycle platform for banks, corporates, and debt collection agencies. It covers the entire credit value chain from origination and servicing to collection and recovery. The Collenda…

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Business insolvencies predicted to rise 33%

13th January 2022 Business | #business insolvencies

Brexit combined with the coronavirus pandemic has created a double-edged sword for businesses with its full-scale impact yet to be realised with Economists from Atradius predicting that insolvencies will rise by 33%. As the UK marks its first anniversary of the Brexit withdrawal, Atradius reports that the true ramifications of Brexit have been overshadowed by…

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Teneo Acquires KPMG’s Cayman and British Virgin Islands Restructuring Business

Global CEO advisory firm, Teneo has announced the acquisition of KPMG’s Cayman and British Virgin Islands (BVI) restructuring business. KPMG’s Cayman and BVI restructuring business, comprising over 25 professionals, will add specialist expertise in local and international restructuring, insolvency, e-Discovery and forensic technology services to Teneo’s global Financial Advisory offering. The team joining Teneo represents…

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