Debt Collection Handbook
11th October 2021
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7th December 2021
Brazil's public finances are stuck in a vicious cycle but the comprehensive reforms needed to break out will be difficult.
Payment Practices Barometer
1st December 2021
Most of the businesses polled in Eastern Europe predict growth in 2022. However, this optimistic outlook is tempered by the acknowledgement of downside risks.
Despite a fairly robust GDP growth outlook for next year, confidence of the businesses polled across Bulgaria is muted.
Most of the Czech businesses polled opted to manage customer credit risk internally. However, and despite their efforts, many were not successful at containing year-on-year increases in DSO.
As B2B payments behaviour improves in Hungary, there is still a hint of caution voiced by the businesses we interviewed in the country.
Amid predictions of growth, businesses surveyed in Poland reported having struggled with rising credit management and debt collection costs in recent times.
Businesses polled in Romania favoured the surety of cash sales this year. However, this put them at a disadvantage in a global market place where credit terms are a competitive tool.
Most of the businesses polled in Slovakia reported a decline in late payments. This highly reflects the widespread adoption of credit insurance amongst local businesses polled.
Promising predictions for Turkey in 2022. This can also be seen in the results of this year's survey on local corporate payment practices.
29th November 2021
Supply chain pressures, but higher vehicle sales prices sustain margins
Long payment periods put pressure on smaller suppliers
Sector assessment downgrade as automotive suppliers face major issues
Credit risk situation of automotive suppliers is about to deteriorate
Ongoing issues, but a strong automotive rebound expected in 2022
Cash flow and margins of many automotive suppliers are under pressure
The shift to e-mobility is a major challenge for many suppliers
Stable credit risk situation for the time being, but downside risks remain
Ongoing production delays could impact margins of automotive suppliers
Economic uncertainty hinders external financing for automotive businesses
A sharp increase in automotive insolvencies is expected
Increased credit risk for highly leveraged automotive suppliers
The recovery of automotive businesses margins has slowed down
24th November 2021
Spain expects elevated insolvency levels in 2022. Businesses polled in the country reveal an increased appetite for the use of credit insurance over the coming months.
Despite further deterioration of the insolvency environment in Italy over the coming months, economy has started to grow again and with that business confidence in the future.
Global insolvencies are expected to climb 33% in 2022. All major regions should be affected. Businesses should brace for higher insolvency risks.
As the UK economy rebounds from the double shock of Brexit and the pandemic, businesses seeking growth should take steps to protect their accounts receivable from the impacts of trade credit risks.
Swiss businesses polled for the Payment Practices Barometer reported a challenging 2021, with sharp deteriorations in customer payment behaviour and big increases in write-offs.
Businesses polled in Sweden expect to see an increase in the frequency of credit sales, largely as a way of providing short-term finance for their B2B customers.
The pandemic-induced economic challenges fed into the payment delays and write-offs that have impacted the key markets we polled in the Netherlands this year.
Forecasts anticipate Ireland’s growth in 2022. However, a large proportion of the businesses polled in the country expressed a note of caution. Unknowns over the pandemic are still many.
Greece should see GDP return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022. However, this brighter outlook appears to be clouded by businesses' sense of caution over long-term after-effects of the crisis.
German GDP is forecast to rebound this year, enjoying a more robust acceleration by year-end 2022. However, late payments across industries cast a cloud over this outlook.
Late payments are a widespread issue among businesses we polled in France. Reportedly, higher use of credit insurance will help them mitigate the impact of trade credit risk on the business.
The results of this year's Payment Practices Barometer for Denmark point to industries wrestling with poor payments behaviour.
In response to deteriorating payments behaviour over the coming months, businesses polled across Belgium focus on taking steps to protect their business from the impacts of customer credit risk.
This year’s Payment Practices Barometer survey reveals that Austria is working hard to overcome the economic impacts of the pandemic. A few indicators were particularly concerning for businesses.
2nd November 2021
Although the chemicals industry contracted slightly during the pandemic recession, new opportunities are opening up, driven by shifts in customer demand and new technologies.
12th October 2021
Residential construction remains the main driver of growth
Construction insolvencies have started to increase again
Structural deficiencies cloud the outlook of French construction industry
Robust rebound of demand, but rising insolvencies expected
Only a modest construction rebound in 2021 and in 2022
Restricted access to bank loans remains a major issue
Very long payment duration remains an issue for the industry
Good prospects, but lack of skilled labour is a structural issue
More insolvencies expected in the coming months
Robust demand ongoing, but margins of builders remain under pressure
Forced deleveraging has led to a shake-up in the property market
Only a modest increase in insolvencies expected
Increased credit risk for smaller builders serving retail, hotel and restaurant segments