Payments and Collections

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).

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.

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.

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.

UK housing market update

Posted on Feb 11 2013 by

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

Transform collections unit from a cost centre to a profit centre

Posted on Feb 08 2013 by

Collections as a process has evolved from the traditional idea of just collecting dues. Nowadays modern Collections is a combination of science and art.

Credit and Collections strategy in 2013 – what you need to know

Posted on Feb 07 2013 by

Five years after the worst economic crisis of recent years, the economy is still struggling to recover, with economic prospects not improving and risks remain paramount

How does migration to IBAN format impact payments integrity?

Posted on Feb 04 2013 by

Businesses must look to use, leverage and embed data validation within systems and processes to avoid incurring significant costs.

Only one year until the SEPA deadline – but European businesses still have a long way to go

Posted on Feb 01 2013 by

Despite just a year remaining for businesses to migrate to SEPA standards European businesses still have a long way to go.

Business Insolvency Index – Jan 2013: Business insolvencies fall in 2012

Posted on Jan 31 2013 by

The latest Business Insolvency Index from Experian®, the global information services company, reveals that during the full year 2012 fewer businesses failed – 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 percent of businesses fail compared to 0.11 per cent in the same month during 2011.