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What do you know about your borrowers?
Earlier, we discuss the increasing issue of payment arrears and the impact on small and medium-sized businesses' liquidity systems. Given the value of UK outstanding bills currently standing at over 40 billion, what, if anything, can your company do to help defend itself from this increasing plague?
The granting of commercial loans is a necessary factor for the leadership of a prosperous enterprise for the vast majority of SME. Of course, the trouble is that becoming a believer puts you at the mercy of the debtor and makes you more susceptible to debts. If you, like so many SMBs, need commercial credit to safeguard these important agreements, it is important that you formalize the entire lifecycle by putting in place a sound credit risk mitigation system.
And the more you know about your borrowers, the better positioned you will be if your payments fail. As a first stage, ask your clients to fill out a credit request from you. The following items should be included in a credit claim form: Whilst the credit claim forms contain a lot of information about the prospective borrower in addition to the commercial reference, they will not tell you anything about his past paying behaviour.
Lending to unlisted firms has its own inherent traps, as the responsibility for the debt falls on the owners rather than on the firm. In order to perform a credit assessment on an unrestricted corporation, you are required by law to first obtain the authorization of the principal. An enterprise with a clean certificate of medical condition has nothing to worry about from a credit examination.
An easy checkbox on the credit claim forms is an efficient way to get approval to carry out the credit review without cumbersome telephone conversations. What is your credit risk assessment system? We invite you to tell our readership about your experience in the comment field below.