Category Archives: Credit Risk Management

How Amazon Can Build a World Class B2B Credit File – Post 2

Yesterday I wrote about the need for business credit data, the current models, and why traditional models need improved.   Sales organizations need reliable data to […]

How Amazon Can Build a World Class B2B Credit File – Post I

Every sale made by a company of any reasonable size that is done on some extended payment terms is a credit decision.   All businesses grant […]

12 Risks to Manage when Financing Domestic Trade Receivables

In this day where new forms of factoring and receivable finance are the rage, it’s a good reminder to assess just what can go wrong […]

Why Some Lenders Find No Value in Trade Credit insurance

I recently wrote a post on Why SMEs Don’t Insure their Most Important Asset – Receivables which covered Euler Hermes new Simplicity product.  Certainly one […]

Infrastructure & Business Finance – Data & Risk Layers Key Part of Dance

Many so called purchase-to-pay networks want to provide some finance technique to the invoice volumes that run through them. This takes more than just technology […]

4 Reasons Why Companies Use Trade Credit Insurance

In my last Order to Cash post, I talked about setting buyer limits.  Instituting a credit management discipline in the order to cash space would not […]

Are There Insurance Alternatives to Standby LC facilities?

Lets face it, getting a Standby Letter of Credit facility these days is not cheap. Standbys are used for numerous things, and are used as […]

What to do when one of your Major Buyers is Distressed

In this uncertain economy, every sale to a business carries with it the risk the buyer will not pay. If the buyer goes into bankruptcy, […]

Competitive Payment Terms When Exporting on New Online Platforms

Trade Financing Matters welcomes a guest post from Gary Mendell, President of Meridian Finance. Amidst the business challenges we’re all facing this year, there are […]

Corporations Boost Finance with Trade Credit Insurance

Trade credit insurance represents an opportunity to enhance the overall quality of a suppliers receivables portfolio (eg. lets say from B to  BB- rated).  Trade […]

Credit rating agencies only game in town

When a Federal Appeals Court ruled that credit agencies weren’t responsible for overrating mortgage backed securities, I knew this somehow was a game changer.  Why?  […]

Even Sellers must manage Credit Risk like Banks

Every sale made by a company of any reasonable size that is done on some extended payment terms is a credit decision.   Whether a company […]