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Help your clients avoid the impact of bad debts

Offer Credit Risk Manager to boost their activity.

Kirsty McGregor Oct 03, 2023

We know that bad debts can be catastrophic to a business’ cash flow but late payments can also cause problems for a business owner, far beyond just being an irritation.  

When companies can’t predict their future cash flow accurately, they cannot make decisions which could support future growth such as buying equipment or recruitment.  


Are your clients’ debtor days getting longer?

According to Xero’s UK Small Business Insights, which aggregates small business accounting data from its platform, by June 2023 companies were waiting longer for their invoices to be paid, at 29.6 days, which was 8.3 days after the agreed credit terms.  These figures represent the worst situation since October 2020. 

The manufacturing sector experienced the longest average debtor days (36.1), followed by professional services (33.0) and information media and telecommunications (32.4).


Powering up their credit control

Previously, those chasing debtors for payments usually focused on the oldest debts first. There was no other way to prioritise their effort.

However, clients who use Capitalise for Business can access the Credit Risk Manager function.  For every trade debtor company they will see the credit score, credit limit and can sort according to whether that risk is high, emerging or low. 

If your client has linked their cloud accounting software, they will also be able to see the current outstanding debtor balance, how many invoices that represents and how old each invoice is. 

Combining all this data in one place means that credit control can be efficient like never before. 

Thoughts from the experts themselves- our partners 

When Credit Risk Manager was launched, the reaction was amazing!


John Toon, Tech Strategy Lead, Beever & Struthers

“Can't wait to start using this on some of our clients”

Gavin Spencer, Beach Accountants and National Accounting Excellence Award Winner

“Looking forward to using this amazing product”

Jill Morris, PM&M Solutions for Business

“Great product update- can’t wait to get more clients on board and using it”

Paul Barnes, MAP

“Looks amazing!”

Graeme Tennick, Tennick Accountants

“Amazing and look forward to playing with this further”

Offer your clients this extra advantage in a changing world

If you want to give your clients access to more critical data, so they can risk assess their credit control activities and ensure they minimise the risk of bad debts, book a demo here. 

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