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. 104, No. 4, April

Chapter 11s on the Rise: Red Flags and Steps to Protect Your Credit Sales
A record number of bankruptcies for businesses are being reported. Enron filed the largest Chapter 11 ever, with billions in assets and liabilities. Kmart followed, being the largest retailer to file, with assets and liabilities in the billions and 2,100...
Chapter 11s on the Rise: Red Flags and Steps to Protect Your Credit Sales. (Legal Corner)
A record number of bankruptcies for businesses are being reported. Enron filed the largest Chapter 11 ever, with billions in assets and liabilities. Kmart followed, being the largest retailer to file, with assets and liabilities in the billions and...
Countertrade. (International Affairs Section)
(This is part three of an article which ran in the September 2001 issue of Business Credit.) Countertrade continues to grow and become integrated into the way companies conduct international business. Countertrade is a useful tool in the competitive...
Credit Management and Credit Insurance Are Compatible after All
Let's face it. Some credit professionals cringe when they hear the words "credit insurance." Why? The dominant form of credit insurance worldwide requires credit managers to essentially turn over their decision-making authority to the credit insurer....
Directors' and Officers' Responsibilities
Introduction In the wake of the Enron and Costal bankruptcies, many businesses are verifying the accuracy of their internal and external financial information. Firms are rushing to provide financial information that reflects the reality of their...
Focus on Europe: Doing Business in Eastern and Central Europe
International Affairs Section As growth rates recover from the global downturn and as many Eastern and Central European countries prepare to enter the European Union (EU), they will become increasingly attractive locations for direct investment, sourcing...
Focus on Europe: Doing Business in Eastern and Central Europe. (International Affairs Section)
With signs of a sustainable economic recovery and an improving credit environment in Eastern and Central Europe, it's time for credit professionals to take a second look at business opportunities in that vast hut complex market. As growth rates recover...
Hot Spots: China
International Affairs Section International Insight The prospects for the economy remain good, better than those for any other country in the region. The government is being conservative with its forecast of real GDP growth on the order of 7.0 percent...
Hot Spots: China. (International Insight)
The prospects for the economy remain good, better than those for any other country in the region. The government is being conservative with its forecast of real GDP growth on the order of 7.0 percent this year. Indications are that the expansion may...
How to Get the Most out of a Trade Show
pfofessional at Work Trade shows are a time when one can view and compare the latest technology all under one roof, upgrade employees' education through seminars and network with others in the industry in a non-competitive environment. Some people like...
How to Get the Most out of a Trade Show. (Professionals at Work)
Some people like trade shows so much they attend them every year. And why not? Trade shows are a time when one can view and compare the latest technology all under one roof, upgrade employees' education through seminars and network with others in the...
How to Make Presentations during Uncertain Economic Times
Regardless of your profession, whether you are a sales associate, marketing guru, attorney or CEO, you give presentations in various capacities. You may speak to a small group of co-workers at a staff meeting; you may address team members during a strategy...
How to Make Presentations during Uncertain Economic Times. (Personal Outlook)
Regardless of your profession, whether you are a sales associate, marketing guru, attorney or CEO, you give presentations in various capacities. You may speak to a small group of co-workers at a staff meeting; you may address team members during a...
Leadership
national commentary It's amazing how quickly time passes; it seems like only yesterday that I assumed the role as Chairman of our organization, but now we are approaching another Credit Congress-and the end of the NACM leadership year. Last summer, I...
Leadership. (National Commentary)
It's amazing how quickly tie passes; it seems like only yesterday that I assumed the role as Chairman of our organization, but now we are approaching another Credit Congress--and the end of the NACM leadership year. Last summer, I happened upon a book...
Mechanics' Liens in South Carolina
construction corner Introduction A mechanic's lien in South Carolina is an encumbrance, like that of a mortgage, on the real estate upon which a project is being built. The lien provides security for payment of persons whose labor and materials have...
Mechanics' Liens in South Carolina. (Construction Corner)
Introduction A mechanic's lien in South Carolina is an encumbrance, like that of a mortgage, on the real estate upon which a project is being built. The lien provides security for payment of persons whose labor and materials have been used in connection...
National Association of Credit Management's 106th Credit Congress & Exposition
Bally's * Las Vegas June 10-3, 2002 The Magic of Working Together Are you up to the challenge of today's insecure economy? Help yourself to be prepared by enhancing your skills as a professional credit and receivables manager. NETWORK ...
Non-Financial Warnings Signs
Business Credit Selected Topic With 80 percent of North American companies being privately held, financial information is often not available, and credit grantors must rely on non-financial information in order to make their credit decisions. Without...
Non-Financial Warnings Signs. (Business Credit Selected Topic)
With 80 percent of North American companies being privately held, financial information is often not available, and credit grantors must rely on non-financial information in order to make their credit decisions. Without the use of financial parameters...
Overcoming Obstacles to Securing Financing for Service Exports
International Affairs Section financing service exports has been a challenge for both borrower and lender. Everyone has heard that banks do not lend to anyone who needs money. Service exporters are no exception to this rule. One of the main problems...
Overcoming Obstacles to Securing Financing for Service Exports. (International Affairs Section)
Financing service exports has been a challenge for both borrower and lender. Everyone has heard that banks do not lend to anyone who needs money. Service exporters are no exception to this rule. One of the main problems that these exporters face is...
Proper Payments: When and How to Pay Construction Contracts
Legal jargon The payment process under Florida's construction lien law may be one of the more confusing parts of the development process and the one that poses the most dangers to the viability and timely completion of the project. Owners and lenders...
Proper Payments: When and How to Pay Construction Contracts. (Legal Jargon)
The payment process under Florida's construction lien law may be one of the more confusing parts of the development process and the one that poses the most dangers to the viability and timely completion of the project. Owners and lenders need to address...
The Ordinary Course of Business Defense to a Preference Claim: The Case of the Excruciatingly Late Payment
business Law In theory, after an unsecured creditor repays a preference, the creditor is supposed to share in the recovery with other unsecured creditors, so that no one is favored. Unfortunately, it usually does not work that way. Introduction Credit...
The Ordinary Course of Business Defense to a Preference Claim: The Case of the Excruciatingly Late Payment. (Business Law)
Introduction Credit grantors dread receiving a demand letter from a bankruptcy trustee or Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession for the repayment of a preference. To add insult to injury, credit grantors must usually deal with a demand to pay back the...
The Scoop
The Language of Business Accounting is commonly referred to as the "language of business." It can convey the economic activity and condition of a business to its stakeholders. That stakeholder may be another business or an individual. Both personally...
This Fifth Commentary on UCP500 Examines Article 9
International Affairs Section Article 9 When companies trading internationally agree on contracts to buy and sell goods on letter of credit (L/C) terms, there may be several reasons for doing so. For example, the regulatory regime in one country or the...
Trade Credit Insurance: Globalization and E-Business Are the Key Opportunities
Introduction There have been three stages to the internationalization of credit insurance. In the first stage, credit insurers were specialized, focusing almost exclusively on domestic policyholders. There was generally one domestic and one (often...
Turning A/R into Cash
Facing a recession and credit crunch, receivables managers are exploring new ways to cash in on one of their biggest assets. Securitization of trade receivables is starting to flourish. Financial executives of U.S. corporations are fighting to keep their...
Turning A/R into Cash: Facing a Recession and Credit Crunch, Receivables Managers Are Exploring New Ways to Cash in on One of Their Biggest Assets. Securitization of Trade Receivables Is Starting to Flourish
Financial executives of U.S. corporations are fighting to keep their companies liquid, and credit managers are becoming an integral part of the liquidity team. They're keeping their tools clean and well oiled. They're also adding a few new weapons...
UCP500: This Fifth Commentary on UCP500 Examines Article 9. (International Affairs Section)
Article 9 When companies trading internationally agree on contracts to buy and sell goods on letter of credit (L/C) terms, there may be several reasons for doing so. For example, the regulatory regime in one country or the other may require L/Cs...
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