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Payment Practices Barometer
24th May 2023
Nearly 40% of businesses in Finland who applied for trade credit from their suppliers said their requests were rejected. This signals a safety-first approach to trading on credit amid bank squeeze.
Dutch companies’ response to a gradual decline in payment morale of B2B customers during the past months was sharper focus on working capital management.
German companies reported increased reliance on trade credit in B2B transactions to cushion impact of tighter monetary policy on the business.
A strong deterioration in the trade credit risk landscape for UK companies was shown by a series of trends in our survey. One major issue was a marked increase in late payments and bad debts.
The Atradius Payment Practices Barometer is an annual survey of business-to-business (B2B) payment practices in markets across the world. These are the 2023 survey findings for Western Europe.
Swedish companies have strong concerns looking ahead about how they will be affected by new regulations related to European and global climate change goals.
French businesses polled across various sectors acknowledged the value-added benefits of strategic credit management in the current volatile and extremely unpredictable economic environment.
To fill temporary liquidity gaps and maintain healthy cash flow, 55% of companies polled in Belgium said they requested trade credit from their suppliers as an alternative to bank loans.
17th May 2023
Is the global transport industry on a highway to climate hell?
10th May 2023
Regardless of the election result, the next Turkish government faces a complicated set of macroeconomic problems