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Keep up to date with the latest news, updates and insightful opinions about trade debt and commercial debt collection throughout the world from the professionals at and outside of Atradius Collections.

The advantages of outsourcing accounts receivable

Learn how managing your receivables with a strategic partnership can improve your financial governance and fuel your organisation's growth.

Coronavirus: How to secure cash flow amid uncertainties

Three actions businesses can perform now to keep sufficient liquidity and survive the downturn.

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How to optimise collections in coronavirus times

Collections amid the pandemic calls for consideration, conscientiousness, and cooperation.

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Global Collections Review

The Global Collections Review examine collections behavior of companies and how they deal with overdue invoices. It also identifies factors influencing the use of external collections partner.

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International Debt Collections Handbook

The International Debt Collections Handbook is a key tool for businesses when it comes to making decisions concerning collections in foreign countries.

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Overdue B2B receivables in the US appears to level out.

After a minor increase from 47.6% in 2015 to 48.4% in 2016, the percentage of overdue B2B invoices appears to be flattening out, rising to 48.8% in 2017.

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How we help our customers

Find out how Atradius Collections' services and expertise helped our clients recover their outstanding receivables, in our case studies conducted for small, medium and large organizations.

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Average payment terms in the US remain the same.

At regional level, the average payment duration is 61 days in 2017. This follows a shortening of the average payment terms and a modest decrease in payment delays in most of the countries surveyed.

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Market Monitor Chemicals USA

Producers are looking to take further advantage of low natural gas prices in the US, which enables the significant expansion of methane-based projects.

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Market Monitor Automotive USA

Besides the risk of a sales downturn, the economic policies of the Trump administration could pose a potential challenge for the US car industry.

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Market Monitor ICT USA

It still remains to be seen to what extent the Trump administration´s policies will impact the US market for information and communication technology.

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Market Monitor Consumer Durables USA

The 2017 retail sales outlook remains positive, due to robust private consumption driven by an improved housing market, job growth and higher wages.

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Market Monitor Steel USA

US steel demand is forecast to continue increasing by about 3% in 2018 as robust US economic growth is set to continue.

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Cheque clearence period around the world

Cheques have been in use for over 350 years, and they're still going strong.

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How we can help a Shared Service Centre

Most Financial Shared Service Centres manage multiple third party collection agency relationships globally.

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