Business Credit

Business Credit is a magazine covering finance, business risk management and provides information for the extension of credit, maintenance of accounts receivable, and cash asset management. It is published 10 times per year by the National Association of Credit Management.Subjects for Business Credit include banking, finance and investments.

Articles from Vol. 112, No. 4, April

Credit Fraud Landscape Shifts during Downturn
"The credit crook works his depredations with the low cunning of a cowardly jackal combined with the sneaking methods of a rat." --Stephen Miller, "There Are Thieves and Thieves," Credit Monthly, January 1929 For those who have experienced the...
Creditors' Committee Disclosure Obligations Updated: The Use of Internet Websites
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 ("BAPCPA") added Bankruptcy Code Section 1102(b)(3) to require that a creditors' committee grant access to information to, and solicit comments about the case from, creditors whose...
Cultural Currency
SUCCESSFUL EXPORTING WILL TAKE MORE THAN JUST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S HELPAmerica has started out on the long road to recovery, and while unexpectedly large GDP growth and other encouraging statistics are ail well and good, first and foremost on the...
Cultural Currency: Successful Exporting Will Take More Than Just the Federal Government's Help
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] America has started out on the long road to recovery, and while unexpectedly large GDP growth and other encouraging statistics are all well and good, first and foremost on the minds of the nation's policy makers is job growth,...
Dear Andy
Q: I'm hoping to make some additions to my credit and collections team in the coming months, but I've already found that attracting qualified applicants remains a challenge, despite the difficult economy. Do you have any suggestions for locating highly...
Debie Wangsgard, CCE
MeetLast June, during the 1 13th Credit Congress & Exposition in Orlando, FL, Debie Wangsgard, CCE was honored as the 2009 NACM/Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Accountemps Instructor of the Year, an award that recognized her exceptional...
Deleted, De-Friended
Social Media Great for B2B Until You Misuse ItSocial media has come a long way in a very short time. From humble beginnings last decade as a means primarily for high school or college-aged computer users to communicate with friends, social media options...
Deleted, De-Friended: Social Media Great for B2B until You Misuse It
Social media has come a long way in a very short time. From humble beginnings last decade as a means primarily for high school or college-aged computer users to communicate with friends, social media options such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter now...
Expo 2010
The Expo has the latest information on the products and services you need to do your .ob more effectively and efficiently. Don't miss this chance to speak one-on-one with these representatives. EXHIBITING COMPANIES as of March 10, 2010 Accurate...
FCIB Round Table: Economy to Be Healthy in Late 2010
The domestic economy is likely to see a solid recovery in the second half of 2010 even as the federal government looks to end various bailout efforts, said speakers at FCIB's New York International Round Table. However, the same cannot be said about...
FCIB Round Table: Economy to Be Healthy in Late 2010
The domestic economy is likely to see a solid recovery in the second half of 2010 even as the federal government looks to end various bailout efforts, said speakers at FCIB's New York International Round Table. However, the same cannot be said about...
Hot Spots: South Africa
It is now a little more than two decades since Nelson Mandela was released from prison, marking a critical turning point in South Africa's affairs. But in comparing the incumbent President Jacob Zuma with his illustrious predecessor, one could not...
Hot Spots: South Africa
It is now a little more than two decades since Nelson Mandela was released from prison, marking a critical turning point in South Africa's affairs. But in comparing the incumbent President Jacob Zuma with his illustrious predecessor, one could not come...
Just like Starting Over
As the Wounds of the Economy Heal, is It Time for the Same in Strained B2B Relationships? BRIAN SHAPPELLOver time, honoring a credit agreement on any level has been the cornerstone of any strong business relationship. But the days of assuming a debtor...
Just like Starting Over: As the Wounds of the Economy Heal, Is It Time for the Same in Strained B2B Relationships?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over time, honoring a credit agreement on any level has been the cornerstone of any strong business relationship. But the days of assuming a debtor will actually pay on time seemed to go the way of the buffalo during the latter...
Las Vegas NACM's 114th Credit Congress & Exposition
In May, Las Vegas welcomes NACM and its 114th Credit Congress & Exposition! Make plans to join us as Credit Congress outshines them all in the City of Lights. Please help us welcome our speakers who are presenting at Credit Congress for the...
Leave No Stone Unturned
Fraudulent Transfer Recovery in a Liquidating Chapter 11In the current economic climate, Chapter 11 cases have frequently become merely a torum for a "federal foreclosure." Because the debtor is unable to repay its lender or refinance with another, the...
Leave No Stone Unturned: Fraudulent Transfer Recovery in a Liquidating Chapter 11
In the current economic climate, Chapter 11 cases have frequently become merely a forum for a "federal foreclosure." Because the debtor is unable to repay its lender or refinance with another, the only solution for both the lender and the debtor is...
Making Promissory Notes Work
In the credit and collections game there seems to be a lot of acrimony regarding the use of promissory notes. Credit managers don't like to offer them, customers don't like to sign them and many a CFO view them with such skepticism they force the controller...
Meet Debie Wangsgard, CCE
Last June, during the 113th Credit Congress & Exposition in Orlando, FL, Debie Wangsgard, CCE was honored as the 2009 NACM/Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Accountemps Instructor of the Year, an award that recognized her exceptional service...
More beneath the Surface: What the Recently-Enacted CARD Act Left Out
As blunt as its reforms appear on the surface, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act went into effect last February with little fanfare. Indeed, much is on the country's collective mind right now, but even by those...
O.D. Glaus, Jr., CCE: The Father of Credentialing
Known as the "father of credentialing" to many, O.D. Glaus Jr., CCE passed away in February 2010. His contribution to the credit profession and to NACM is legendary. "O.D. was the type of person that, the first time you met him, he left an impression,"...
Report for February 2010
The growth manifested in January has been interrupted. However, the drop in activity in February was not enough to plunge the Credit Managers' Index (CMI) back into negative territory. In fact, a marginal gain moved the combined index from 55.1 to...
Report for February 2010
The growth manifested in January has been interrupted. However, the drop in activity in February was not enough to plunge the Credit Managers' Index (CMI) back into negative territory. In fact, a marginal gain moved the combined index from 55.1 to 55.2...
The Importance of Networking for the Credit Professional
There is an old saying that goes "No man is an island ... no man stands alone." It was coined by John Donne, a 17th century English poet (1572-1631) and I believe that it means that human beings not only want ongoing interaction with others, but some...
The Other Side of Credit
In any given day, in practically every company, one overworked and underappreciated department toils in obscurity to protect and grow the company by minimizing risk and reducing credit exposure while increasing cash flow with an eye on past performance...
What's Happening Globally?
Concerns over financing record high government deficits and fears of sovereign defaults will dominate the outlook over the medium-term. Finessing a gradual withdrawal of stimulus measures and finding consensus on long-term regulatory oversight and...