January, 2024

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It's Time for a Layered Approach to Collections

Your Virtual Credit Manager

The evolution of Accounts Receivables (AR) automation has revolutionized our collection strategies. Previously, decisions were largely left to the discretion of individual collectors, resulting in subjective and inconsistent approaches. Manual collection processes centered on an aged accounts receivable trial balance (ARTB) lack the regimentation and efficiency brought about by automation.

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But, but my salesperson told me…

Wellen Business Credit

“You should have read your contract” are words that a business owner only hears once they realize that the service they paid for, the asset they purchased, or the financing they secured isn’t quite what they though it was. It’s a sentence no one wants to hear, and in the case of capital advance providers like Wellen, a sentence no one wants to speak.

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How Will Rate Cuts Impact Stocks

Due

Stocks have experienced a remarkable rally recently, with a 16% increase in just three months. This surge has been fueled by the expectation that the Federal Reserve (the Fed) will cut interest rates. But do rate cuts actually benefit the market? In this article, we will explore historical data to assess the impact of interest rate cuts on the stock market and provide insights into the potential consequences for investors with a $1 million stock portfolio.

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2024: Your Year to Shine in Patient Experience

RevCycle

The year is 2024, and the patient experience has never been a more vital component of RCM. Patients are no longer passive recipients of care; they’re informed consumers who demand a positive and seamless experience. To thrive in this new era, medical facilities must prioritize patient experience like never before. But where do you start? Fear not, fellow healthcare heroes!

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Revolutionize Your Credit Application Process: A Compelling Case for Digital Transformation

Credit Research Foundation

In the dynamic landscape of credit management, embracing digital transformation is no longer just an option but a strategic imperative. Transforming your credit application process through digitization not only enhances credit extension capabilities but also significantly elevates the overall customer experience. Let’s explore the compelling business case for making this pivotal shift.

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AML human trafficking red flags and other ways banks can support victims

Abrigo

Human trafficking red flags, strategies, and support Human trafficking is more prevalent than most realize, and banks and credit unions can help prevent it. Know the red flags to watch for. You might like this upcoming webinar, " Unveiling human trafficking: Perspectives, realities, and strategies." LISTEN NOW Takeaway 1 Human trafficking is prevalent in the U.S. and worldwide.

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B2B Buyers of Electronic Components Want to Use Trade Credit

TreviPay

McKinsey declared this ‘ The Semiconductor Decade ’ three years in, sales of semiconductors and board level electronics soldier on despite geopolitical uncertainty. Softer demand following the supply crunches of the pandemic will ramp back up as automakers double – and triple – down on EVs. For fabs and distributors in the space, there is no better time to make sure payments technology enables design to build design cycles for buyers, offering dynamic credit lines, purchase controls and simplici

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5 Ways to Invest in Your Executive Team That Affect Your Company’s Bottom Line

Due

Every aspect of an organization contributes to its success. Even so, there’s no doubt that upper management tends to influence the success or failure of their companies more than most, which is why it’s essential to invest in your executive team. A leader’s character, decision-making abilities, confidence, empathy, and other intangibles can make or break a brand.

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Upgrading Your Traditional Bookkeeping with FP&A

Accounting Department

Every savvy business leader knows the value of having a well-run bookkeeping or accounting department. However, not everyone is aware of how important it is today to have a financial planning and analysis (FP&A) team to help back their business with effective and accurate financials.

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Navigating the Credit Network Maze: Do’s and Don’ts for Sharing Customer Information

Credit Research Foundation

As a seasoned commercial credit risk practitioner, I’ve witnessed firsthand the invaluable benefits of cultivating a robust network beyond organizational boundaries, courtesy of credit networks. These networks, tailored for credit professionals and often specializing in diverse industries, provide a wealth of opportunities for collaboration and information exchange.

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FedNow fraud prevention for credit unions: A guide for AML, fraud teams

Abrigo

Prevent fraud when adopting FedNow Credit unions can prevent fraud as they connect to FedNow. Use this guide to understand available tools and the steps AML and fraud teams should take. You might also like this FedNow implementation guide with details on appropriate AML/CFT and fraud considerations. DOWNLOAD Takeaway 1 Preventing fraud is a top concern of credit unions considering adopting FedNow, the new instant payments infrastructure from the Federal Reserve.

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Debt Collection Mistakes Can Prove Costly

Your Virtual Credit Manager

If you sell on open credit terms, you need to plan on having to expend time and resources collecting from those customers that don’t pay when due. No matter how much effort you put into evaluating customer credit, some customers will not live up to your expectations. Late payments and even non-payment are simply inevitable. In addition, customer situations change, and it is impossible to keep up, especially when you have a growing customer base.

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How to Get Paid in Construction When Subcontracted

Credit Management Group UK

It can be tricky to get paid on time for a business within any industry, however the construction industry is an entirely different ball game when it comes to getting paid. Sub-contractors in particular can often bear the brunt of poor payment practices within the construction industry, and often lack of knowledge can make the situation worse. Small firms are often employed by larger contractors under a sub-contract agreement that they don’t fully understand, and once this is accepted there is v

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Living Stingy: Making the Most of Every Dollar

Due

As financial pressures mount, making the most of your money is more important than ever. This is especially true since we are constantly pressured to keep up with the latest trends. One way to resolve these issues is to be stingy. The concept of living a stingy lifestyle might seem outdated today. Making the most of your hard-earned money is something you should embrace, however.

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The Power of Collaborating with Client Accounting Services for Business Growth

Accounting Department

Business growth is a key objective of any entrepreneur, but it is not always easy to achieve. There are many components, including having the appropriate financial infrastructure in place. This is where outsourced client accounting services come in.

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Financial Planning Tips for Business Owners

Enterprise Recovery

While much of your budget planning was likely done in the fourth quarter, it's never too late to set your business up for success in the new year. Financial planning is valuable at any time - whether you're evaluating your business investments or measuring why your cash flow is slow. Read further to discover essential financial planning tips for business owners to ensure long-term success and growth.

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Beneficial ownership: Final rule and its impacts on AML programs

Abrigo

New BOI requirements and how financial institutions can comply Here's what FinCEN's recent final rule for beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting says and how anti-money laundering (AML) programs will access BOI information. You might also like this on-demand webinar, "How the AMLA & CTA will affect your AML program." WATCH NOW Introduction Changes to beneficial ownership reporting Takeaway 1 Effective Jan. 1, 2024, many companies must begin reporting information about who ultimate

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Resolve to Be More Proactive in 2024

Your Virtual Credit Manager

Two weeks ago we recapped the three most read articles from 2023: identifying red flags, understanding why customers pay late, and the secrets of successful collectors. Then last week we looked at credit hold best practices. From a credit management perspective, these are largely reactive topics. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, once you decide to sell a customer on open credit, most of the accounts receivable (AR) management tasks that follow have a reactive component.

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What are the Benefits of our Credit Management Support Service?

Credit Management Group UK

Do you find it difficult to get paid on time? Have you ever had to write of a bad debt? Have you ever put off taking action on a debt, due to uncertainty? If your answer if yes to any of the above questions then you may find that, if not addresses appropriately, issues can snow ball and seriously damage your cashflow. To tackle these issues, for a low monthly cost we can provide your business with the expertise and support necessary in fully understanding your credit management issues, analysing

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How to Simplify Daily Life as a Retiree

Due

Your daily life is going to change as a retiree. It’s important that you remain adaptable during this transition if you’re going to remain healthy and thrive. One of the best ways to set yourself up for success is to attempt to simplify your life – in everything from long-term financial planning to daily household chores. But how do you do this?

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A Financial Controller May Be Just What You Need, And More

Accounting Department

While planning for 2024, the question of whether or not it's time to hire a financial controller may come up for many business owners. To help make that decision easier, this article explains the duties of a financial controller and the benefits of partnering with an outsourced accounting provider, rather than trying to find a controller of your own.

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Court Opinion Review: The Third Circuit Mandates Examiners, the Possible End of the PTE Two-Step, DSG’s Dicey Reorganization, and Delaware Doubles Down on Release Consent

Reorg Blog

The post Court Opinion Review: The Third Circuit Mandates Examiners, the Possible End of the PTE Two-Step, DSG’s Dicey Reorganization, and Delaware Doubles Down on Release Consent appeared first on Reorg.

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5 reasons your financial institution should attend the ThinkBIG 2024 conference

Abrigo

Why you'll want to register for the ThinkBIG conference Recommended by your peers at other financial institutions, the ThinkBIG conference hosted by Abrigo fosters networking and professional development. Get your ticket now for ThinkBIG, an industry-leading learning and networking event. REGISTER Takeaway 1 Banking and compliance professionals rely on ThinkBIG to elevate their understanding of industry shifts and regulatory pressures.

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Use Credit Holds to Better Manage Your Accounts Receivable

Your Virtual Credit Manager

Contacting customers to pay past due amounts (collecting) is an essential element of accounts receivable (AR) management. For most firms, late customer payments are a frequent occurrence and collecting them can be a difficult task. If collections are not done properly and in an adequate frequency , your AR will age, cash flow will decrease, and the risk of bad debt loss will increase.

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5 Top Tips for Effective B2B Credit Control

Credit Management Group UK

During my time in business, I have come across many people who view credit control as their worst nightmare. The idea of ringing customers to ask for payment can be a daunting thought for many; however, from my experience, it is a daunting task because of lack of confidence in the task at hand. Confidence can make all the difference to being successful at credit control and it can easily be increased by understanding and having the knowledge of the correct processes and procedures that make a cr

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10 Unique Ways to Invest $100 and Grow it to $1000

Due

If you think $100 won’t be enough to invest, think again. With a little patience and discipline, you can grow that small sum of money quickly. After all, the amount you invest at first is not really what matters when it comes down to it. It’s all about getting started. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at ten unique ways to flip $100 into $1,000. 1.

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AccountingDepartment.com Attends Vistage ChairWorld 2024

Accounting Department

This week, AccountingDepartment.com Business Development Representative, Luke Backus, attended ADC's 10th Vistage ChairWorld in San Diego, CA! ChairWorld is a place for Vistage Chairs to come together and attend various breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and evening fun to learn new strategies, improve leadership skills, and more.

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EM Debt Outlook: Growth Drivers Persist

Loomis Sayles Credit Research

1. Last year, you felt EM inflation had peaked. Today, inflation has drifted lower in line with your expectations. Will inflation remain a key factor for emerging markets in 2024? Yes, inflation will continue to be a factor, but we would add that maintaining growth will also be important—both points cut across developed markets (DM) and emerging markets (EM).

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Acquisition and integration considerations for banks in 2024

Abrigo

Account for the details before your FDIC bank acquisition Consider these tips for assessing your institution and a to-be-acquired institution for a smooth integration You might also like this webinar, "Valuation and purchase accounting: Navigating the changing M&A landscape." Watch NOW Takeaway 1 With the FDIC increasing examination staff and 44 banks on the problem bank list last quarter, some acquisitive institutions are considering the FDIC bid process.

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Beyond the Transaction Ep. 3 with Paul Rodgers

TreviPay

Beyond the Transaction Ep. 3: Navigating Merchant Payments with Paul Rodgers Join Allen Bonde , TreviPay’s Chief Marketing Officer, in a conversation with Paul Rodgers , Chairman and Founder of Vendorcom. Paul brings a wealth of expertise as an evangelist for the World Wide Web Consortium’s Payments Sector in Europe and a mentor at fintech incubator Level39.

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Late Payments of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013

Credit Management Group UK

Debtors Guide Q & A Where the Act is to be enforced Why the ACT? The legislation fulfils the UK’s obligations under the European Directive on combating late payment of commercial transactions. The UK was one of the first countries in the EU to implement late payment legislation and maintains this legislation after Brexit. The aim of the Act is to promote a culture of prompt payment within the UK.