Category: Late Payment Interest

Five rules bailiffs have to follow when they visit homes following the pandemic

Bailiffs are now able to approach debtors’ homes over repayments for fines, traffic offences, unpaid council tax and other outstanding penalties. The guidance, which has been published by the Ministry of Justice, outlines that goods can still be seized during the pandemic. But the procedure of bailiffs coming to visit people’s homes is now different from…




How to approach rental arrears in a COVID world

In the wake of COVID-19, local councils and housing providers have been jolted into finding new ways of delivering services and interacting with their tenants – especially when it comes to income collection and rent arrears. Increasingly, we’re seeing providers employ innovative strategies while moving from debt recovery to support provision. Behavioural insights tell us…




The pros and cons of taking legal action against late paying customers

With two in five small business owners (40%) saying that they are taking legal action against customers not paying them on time, we consider the pros and cons of taking legal action to recover what’s owed. According to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance, three in five small businesses are affected by late payments (62%)….




Top 5 excuses for late payments

Are you not being paid by someone or a client? We’ve put a list of ‘excuses’ that most companies use when you chase them for payment! 1. We can’t pay you until we get paid! “We are still waiting for payment from contractors/suppliers to make payment before we can pay you” 2. We sent you…




HOW TO AVOID LATE PAYMENT DISPUTES

While you may not encounter them often, disputes over payments can become a major problem and lead to your non-paying client or customer coming up with excuses not to pay you. To avoid this happening it is necessary to identify why these late payment disputes happen and close any loop holes that can be exploited…



Service Charge Dispute

How to handle a service charge dispute Service charge disputes can be costly and time-consuming if not handled efficiently. Landlords have a responsibility to maintain the condition of all their residential and commercial properties. They may be able to recoup some of the costs of doing so by issuing tenants with service charges. There are…




How and why your business should consider tightening up its credit terms

Tightening up your business’ credit terms could help to save you time and money on chasing up late and non-paying customers. Businesses across the UK are facing serious financial consequences due to the late payment culture that is leaving them waiting months for the money owed to them. If you’re struggling to get your invoices…




How to improve your business’ cashflow at Christmas

Use the tips and advice in this blog to help your business to maintain a healthy cashflow this Christmas. Most businesses will experience some level of seasonality over the Christmas period. For many retail and catering businesses it is their busiest time of year, but for businesses in other industries, sales can come to a…




3 common late payment excuses and how to handle them

Learn how to deal with these three common late payment excuses efficiently to get paid quicker. If your client is constantly deflecting your requests for payment and you’re beginning to worry that your invoices are never going to get paid, it’s time to tackle the problem head-on. Before you make another phone call to chase…




How do late payments affect small businesses?

Chasing late payments wastes time and money for small businesses, as well as posing a serious threat to their survival. Late paying customers are a frustrating and worrying problem that most small business owners are all too familiar with. In fact, research shows that on average small UK businesses are owed £24,841in late payments, and…