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Monday, June 18, 2018

Are Credit Managers Accidental Heroes?

Credit management is a mysterious subject, not a lot of people outside the field know exactly what it is! Credit exists soon after money...

The Crystal Ball of Credit Management

“We should have seen that coming…” Chances are you’ve uttered this phrase more often than you would like to as a result of an unexpected...

Pitfalls of Post Dated Cheques (PDC’s)

92,290 bounced cheque complaints with Dubai Police, totalling to a whopping Dhs38 billion plus between 2011 and 20131. If these statistics worry you then...

Building cashflow on firmer foundations

20 July 2017 There has been much recent press talk of the need for Carillion to repair its balance sheet and, earlier this week, it brought in consultants from EY to assist with a review of its finances. After announcing a strategic review last week, the group said on Monday that the board had identified […]

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GCC banks urged to fine-tune liquidity management in order to address...

The stagnation of low oil prices is weighing on liquidity conditions across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This is slowing down government fiscal revenues, (...)

Car crash waiting to happen?

13 July 2017 A couple of weeks ago, The Times highlighted the concerns of the Bank of England that the rapid growth of consumer credit could start to pose a risk to financial stability. The growth of consumer credit reached 10.3% in May compared with a year earlier; this level of growth had not been […]

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Country and sector risks worldwide

The second quarter of 2017 marked a new start for Europe, Russia and, on the sector side, for the automobile and agrofood industries in several countries (...)

Nudge Nudge

29 June 2017 Credit Management magazine is hitting doorsteps this week and it’s the usual great read with useful and topical information for credit professionals everywhere. Thanks are due to Sean Feast, Andrew Morris, Alex Simmons and the rest of the team who regularly produce a magazine with such great content and which continues to […]

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Perception can be changed by the facts – a blog by...

22 June 2017 I spent two days in London this week, when the temperature was at its hottest, and had a couple of particularly interesting meetings on Tuesday. My first was with the Business Information Providers Association (BIPA) to share insights, news and views of latest events impacting the credit reference agencies (CRAs) and their […]

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Looking beyond the numbers – a blog by Philip King FCICM

7 June 2017 I was pleased to attend the Purchase to Pay Network Annual Summit in London on Monday. Ellen Leith, who organised the event superbly, had asked me to speak about current and future prompt payment initiatives by government and others, and I enjoyed presenting to an engaged audience. The attendees were predominantly senior […]

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