Payments and Collections

Late Payments Index – The annual roundup of 2012: Improvements led by larger businesses

Posted on Feb 25 2013 by

The 2012 Late Payment Index from Experian®, the global information services company, today revealed that UK businesses paid their bills more than a day earlier in 2012, compared to 2011. During 2012, firms paid their overdue invoices on average 24.66 days after agreed terms, compared to an average of 25.70 days during 2011.

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Business Insolvency Index – The annual roundup of 2012: Improvement led by mid sized firms

Posted on Feb 25 2013 by

The 2012 Business Insolvency Index from Experian®, the global information services company, reveals that during 2012, 0.86 per cent fewer UK businesses failed than the previous year, with 1.04 per cent of the business population failing compared to 1.10 per cent in 2011. The year ended with December seeing 0.08 per cent of businesses fail. This compares to 0.11 per cent in the same month during 2011 and represents the lowest rate seen in December since 2007.

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Hunter fraud system enhanced

Posted on Feb 21 2013 by

Hunter, Experian’s industry-leading data-sharing fraud prevention software, has been enhanced to improve its performance and efficiency for anti-fraud operations.

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UK Labour Market Statistics – February Release

Posted on Feb 20 2013 by

Office for National Statistics data show that the UK labour market remained on an upward trajectory in the three months to December 2012.

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Are You Optimised?

Posted on Feb 20 2013 by

Optimisation can help the credit and collection industry provide better outcomes for the customer

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Ready for SEPA – survey results – Question One

Posted on Feb 20 2013 by

We asked 260 Treasury Managers of Global Corpoarations about their readyness for SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area).

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An open VAT register could help you make better credit decisions

Posted on Feb 18 2013 by

Making the HMRC VAT Register public would help SME’s, Banks, Insurance firms, Telcos and many other businesses make more informed credit decisions.

When you get a moment, take a look at this link. It’s a proposal from the Open Data User Group to make available a range of data from the Vat Register, which will enhance company datasets and could play a crucial role in the business decisions you make when assessing new suppliers or taking on new customers.

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UK retail sales – February release

Posted on Feb 15 2013 by

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that UK retail sales volumes excluding fuel fell by 0.5% (seasonally adjusted) between December and January.

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Interview with Retail Systems magazine

Posted on Feb 13 2013 by

Online security and fraud prevention go under the spotlight during a 10-minute interview with Retail Systems’ editor Karen Moss.

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UK housing market update

Posted on Feb 11 2013 by

UK house prices followed a broadly flat growth path in 2012.

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