3 steps to determining a customer’s creditworthiness

If you supply customers with a product or service, then offering a credit facility is a great selling point, but it doesn’t come without its risks. Whilst it is impossible to completely safeguard yourself from non-paying customers, it pays to have a system in place for checking a company’s credentials before you commit to working…




CCJs Issued Against Businesses on The Rise Again

After a long period when the number of CCJs issued against businesses was in decline, the third quarter saw a sharp increase. This suggests that companies are currently far more willing to take their claims as far as a CCJ than they have been for quite some time. 32,629 business CCJs were issued in the…




3 Things You May Not Know About the Enforcement Process

If you have taken someone who owes you money to court and you win the case, then the debtor has only a limited time to pay you what they owe or face the prospect of bailiffs coming to their premises. This part of the enforcement process is governed by the following actions you may not…




Recovering Debt from Outside Within the EU

Recovering debt from companies outside the UK is no easy task for the average business owner but despite the popular myth that it is impossible to recover money from foreign companies, the EU does offer similar protections to those in the UK. All this of course may change if the UK fails to reach a…




How To Make Sure You Keep Up With Invoicing In 2019

Did someone once say ‘a successful business always collects its payments on time’? If they didn’t, then we’re saying it because collecting payments when they are due is essential to maintaining cashflow in a business. Here are out top tips to make sure you start the year of right. Keep detailed records about your customers…




Are You Struggling with Pre-Action Protocol? We Can Help

It has now been more than a year since the Debt Pre-Action Protocol was rolled out to a less than enthusiastic reception from anyone who has had to chase debtors. The new rules meant that debt recovery was about to get a lot harder in cases where people have been able to exploit obvious loopholes….




Ways to Pay Solicitor Costs When Pursuing a Claim

If a client or customer stubbornly refuses to pay their debts, then you will have no option other than to take legal action but this will come with costs if you use a solicitor to work on a debt recovery case. Depending on your individual case, the following options may be available to you… Paying…




Is Your Client Too Big to Fail?

There is a certain amount of comfort to having larger business clients you tend not to get from dealing with smaller more volatile businesses. This often comes from the false belief that this sort of client is too big to fail. Unfortunately, this belief can be misplaced leading to complacency and lack of planning for…




Is It Time to Recover Those Historical Debts?

Most successful businesses will have to deal with write offs at some point and for some it can be a regular problem in every financial year. Write offs happen when a business simply writes off unpaid invoices because pursuing payments is seen as not being worth the effort or it will end up costing more…




Taking Your Client to Court Over Debts

Legal proceedings are not to be taken lightly and even more so when it comes to debt recovery and there are pros and cons to be considered when it comes to recovering the money a client owes you. To put it bluntly, taking your client to court is pretty much guaranteed to destroy the relationship…