Category: Cash Flow

‘Buy now, pay later’ credit options pushing consumers into high-cost debt

Buy now, pay later loans have been around for many years, but recent deals have been accused of pushing young consumers into unaffordable debt. Buy now, pay later credit allows consumers to acquire items without paying for them upfront, instead they spread the cost over a set period of time. Sometimes referred to as shop…




How is the government tackling the UK’s late payment culture?

The government are introducing new policies to tackle the UK’s late payment culture which contributes to thousands of SMEs going out of business each year. Shocking information releasedby Bacs Payment Scheme Ltd shows that small UK businesses are facing a bill of £6.7 billion (an average of £9,000 per business) just to collect late payments…




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…




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…




3 Questions To Ask A Customer That Hasn’t Paid On Time

Sometimes customers decide not to pay, sometimes even if they have always paid on time before. When this happens it can be frustrating and time consuming trying to find out what might have gone wrong to cause them not to pay and then more time chasing the payment. Sometimes it could be all due to…




How To Increase Your Christmas Cash Flow

December can be a difficult month for businesses, particularly when those businesses are shut down over the Christmas period. If cashflow is an issue, then it is usually the end of the year when the effects are being felt most keenly. So what can be done to make this Christmas a little easier? The most…