payments

What is days beyond terms and how can you reduce it?...

Posted on Jan 29 2016 by
Days beyond terms (DBT) is a commonly used business credit term that indicates how long a business has taken to pay its invoices beyond the agreed payment terms. Prompt payment of invoices is one of the biggest problems that SMEs...

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Adding age and gender to the fraud mix...

Posted on Jan 29 2016 by
• Around two out of three detected first party frauds (65%) are committed by under-40s. • Around two out of three detected fraud victims (65%) are aged 40 or older. • Men are more likely to commit fraud than women - by a...

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Tax returns 2016 – modernisation of the tax system...

Posted on Jan 18 2016 by
It’s that time of year again when the deadline for completing your self-assessment tax returns is just around the corner. Self-assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect income tax, where tax is...

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Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve gone,...

Posted on Jan 08 2016 by
When it comes to buying financial services, utilities, or car insurance, just one in five (21%)* of us favour speaking to a provider in person, while the rest prefer online dealings....

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Age verification exceeds expectations with a pass rate of ne...

Posted on Dec 11 2015 by
From its base in East London, specialist online retailer Shoreditch offers a large range of its own-brand of flavoured e-liquids to help meet the growing nationwide demand for ‘Vaping’. The challenge At the beginning of...

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Three reasons why you should check your suppliers’ bank ac...

Posted on Nov 19 2015 by
It is now possible to check the ownership of business bank accounts, here are three reasons why you should check the bank account data of your suppliers: You don’t want to become a victim of invoice fraud Invoice fraud,...

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Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity thieve...

Posted on Nov 11 2015 by
Elderly couples and pensioners are at increased risk from identity thieves, it has now emerged. As current account fraud rises to the highest levels yet, older individuals who own comfortable homes and may have an...

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Our top 5 payments blogs in the last 12 month...

Posted on Oct 29 2015 by
Over the past year our Payments blogs have proved to be very popular. And while we now have quite a library of payments blogs these are the 5 that have received the most visits: In at number five is “What is a BIC used for?”...

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Don’t let petty cash wreak havoc in your company...

Posted on Oct 14 2015 by
Mishandling of petty cash costs UK businesses £1.8billion a year, this amount of money could potentially employ an extra 72,000 people into the UK workforce. The biggest problem with management of petty cash was misplacing...

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