Credit reference agencies provide you with information about your buyers; they even give you a credit opinion, and sometimes payment data, all designed to advise and alert you of risk. Sadly, when your buyer’s key account fails to pay them on time, your invoice may drop down the priority list for payment too. Now, despite your best endeavours, your cash flow suffers, and your risk increases.
How long do you wait for payment? Evidence shows that the chances of being paid decrease over time; at 90 days past due you are 50% less likely to be paid. What are your options?
Referring overdue accounts to a third party is one such option, and it comes with benefits. The benefits include extra resource; dedicated collection effort; time to focus on other tasks; free-of-charge debt recovery; educates your buyer to pay on time in future, and improves your cash flow. For your UK business accounts, we add our collection costs, and interest, to the sum outstanding using the Late Payment Act, recovering these 50% of the time.