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. 95, No. 9, October

Bankruptcy Trends: Failures Fading for Now
Bankruptcy court is not a place that most companies want to see first hand. Whether you're the debtor or creditor, the proceedings can be lengthy, frustrating and if you're the creditor, they can be unhealthy for your company, too. Everyone knows the...
Coping with Exhange Rate Risk
The growth in international business has forced large and small businesses to access their exposure to exchange rate risk. Many large businesses have a division that measures exposure and makes hedging decisions. While small businesses generally do...
Credit Investigation: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?
Almost every credit manager performs credit investigation as part of the credit analysis process. Investigation requires gathering a variety of information which enables the credit manager to assess the credit worthiness of the customer. This gathering...
Issues in Forecasting Company Liquidity
In recent years, the rise in corporate bankruptcy has led to an increased interest in the examination of company liquidity. Credit analysts and others involved in the evaluation of a firm's financial position are often concerned with both the measurement...
Is Your Credit Department a Critical Success?
It only requires a brief exposure to credit and collections to learn that no matter how successful your efforts may be, there will also be failures. Success in credit and collections is measured not by the elimination of the failures, but by keeping...
Is Your Time Management out of Control?
Is there anyone out there who can relate to the frustrations of Edward Birchler of Phillips and Jacobs, Inc., Pennsauken, N.J., as he explained in his letter to the Business Credit editor in the June 1993 issue? Is there anyone out there who doesn't...
NAFTA: New Challenges for Credit Managers
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an extension of the Jan. 1, 1989 US/Canada Free Trade Agreements (US/CFTA). It is not like the Single Market of the European Community (also called EC-92 or the Single Internal Market). NAFTA deals...
Pros of Multinationals Far Outweigh Cons
How many times have credit managers laughed at the expression, "I'm from the head office and here to help you"? They rate it alongside such other well-worn gems as, "The check's in the mail" and then embark on a process of serious non-cooperation....
The Building Blocks of Project Risk Management
The management of accounts receivable assets when selling products or services in a construction project environment in the U.S. can be a challenge even for the most educated and experienced credit manager. One problem is that project risk management...
Two New Constraints on the Banking Business
Bankers, particularly those managing small institutions, are about to face two new business constraints that are likely to change how they manage investment portfolios and the types of loans offered to customers. Banks may also find they need to raise...
Unsecured Creditors Examine New Tax Bill
With the passage of the major tax bill just prior to the summer recess, several pieces of legislation important to NACM remain to be addressed during this session. However, two provisions in the tax bill itself merit some consideration for the unsecured...
Use Role Playing to Advance Collector Training
After more than 20 years of training people to collect, there is no question that the most effective training method is role-playing. It benefits both raw trainees and seasoned professionals. Many people who are new to collections are reluctant...
What Makes a Viable Turnaround Plan?
"The sends of every company's demise are contained in its business plan." -- Fred Adler The turnaround plan for a troubled company should be a detailed blueprint for short-term recovery and should plant the seeds for long-term survival. All too...
What You Need to Know about the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
We receive more inquiries about the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax than almost any other single topic. If nothing else, by enacting the GST tax, Congress succeeded in getting the attention of both the public and estate planning professionals....
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