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Foreign exchange (FX) risk has emerged as a key challenge for AR and credit management, as more U.S. companies grow sales overseas, especially in developing markets. Today’s high rates of currency

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In today’s challenging business climate, companies aiming to stay competitive must find creative ways to maintain and grow sales while simultaneously mitigating payment risks. One way to accomplish

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Unfortunately, tension between the AR/credit and sales departments is all too common. Sales may view AR and credit as often arbitrarily denying potential customers credit, or imposing such overly

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Information Requested of Customers on International Credit Application In today's riskier global environment, it is critical to update your international credit application to get more of the

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In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that secured lenders had the right to credit bid – or use their secured collateral in lieu of cash – at bankruptcy auctions. Under credit

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“In spite of assurances from the government to the contrary, U.S. banks aren’t lending to small and medium sized businesses,” notes The CFO Alliance, a professional network of finance leaders.

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Overall, use of credit insurance in the United States has been growing by 20 percent to 25 percent annually for the past five years, reports Atradius, a provider (see listing at end of article).

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When Senate Banking Committee chairman Chris Dodd and Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank proposed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Dec. 2, 2009, the legislation… Read More

AR managers who work at affected corporations should immediately alert their CFOs and tax attorneys to the new rule. Under its terms, companies that have not utilized the valuable tool of factoring

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Below are lists of proven credit department best practices. By attending credit group discussions and joining networks you can learn what other companies in your field are doing. Proven Credit

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