According to Intrum Justitia, bad debts of more than € 350 billion were written off in Europe in 2013, which is around three percent of all outstanding transactions. Internal research into Dutch companies with debtor portfolios in excess of € 250 million reveals that some companies have had to write off up to 10 percent of their net result on their customers. According to some estimates, around 25 percent of companies actually go bankrupt due to bad debt losses alone. It is with good reason that many annual reports state that credit risks are often the biggest threat to business continuity. In this article, we explain our approach to credit risk management for corporates.
In this article, Job Wolters looks at how companies can gain detailed insight into the risk-adjusted profitability of individual projects and transactions, and explains how the Risk Adjusted Return On Sales (RAROS) concept can benefit your bottom line.
Column Laurens Tijdhof
Integration between treasury and the wider business is a prerequisite for an effective and efficient treasury organization. The remit of the treasury function has changed in recent years so that treasury is now expected to be a much more proactive advisor to the company.