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Monday, May 7, 2018
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Drop »
  Total commercial filings fell 5 percent in April 2018, as the 3,226 filings decreased slightly from the 3,395 co...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Fresh Ground Features Updates on NACM Developments and the Federal Political Landscape »
  On April 12, 2018, commercial credit professionals gathered at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel in Minnetonka...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Payments Fraud Hits Record High of 78 Percent »
Payments fraud reached a new high in 2017 after a downswing earlier in the decade, according to the 2018 Association for F...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 22 Percent »
Total commercial bankruptcy filings fell slightly during the first three months of 2018, as the 9,327 filings were down 1...
Monday, March 26, 2018
Legislators Introduce Accelerated Payment Bill »
On March 20, 2018, Reps. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 5337 , the Accelerated Pa...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Protect Against B2B Ship-to Scams »
One of the many forms of fraud targeting businesses today is ship-to fraud. This fraud occurs when a scammer posing as a c...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
February Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Decrease from Previous Year »
Total commercial bankruptcy filings decreased slightly in February 2018 to 2,795, representing a 2.5 percent decrease from...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Small Businesses End 2018 with Positive Credit Conditions »
The small-business credit outlook is looking up, according to new data from Experian and Moody’s Analytics. Outstanding ba...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Financial Institutions Expect Strong Same Day ACH Growth »
NACHA’s member financial institutions expect to see an increase in Same Day ACH transaction volume in the coming months, a...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increased 6 Percent in 2017 »
Total commercial chapter 11 filings during calendar year 2017 (Jan. 1-Dec. 31) were 5,744, a 6 percent increase from the 5...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Expectations for Small Business Growth in 2018 Rise as Confidence Steadies »
Small businesses (< $5M in revenue) finished 2017 strong, reporting both revenue increases and optimism for f...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
November Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 37 Percent over October »
Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 12 percent in November 2017 over November of last year and 37 percent over October...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Cash Flow Concerns Cause Three in Four Small Businesses to Delay Routine Purchases »
Cash flow issues are an overriding concern for most small businesses in the United States, according to the recent Busines...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
End-of-year Payments Challenge Many Small Businesses »
A majority of U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will end the calendar year with at least one significant...
Friday, November 17, 2017
Global Supply Chain Risk Drops for Third Straight Quarter »
Political uncertainty and natural disasters from across the world failed to weaken global supply chain risk in Q3, accordi...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Total Bankruptcy Business Filings Increase from September, Decline from Last Year »
Total U.S. bankruptcy filings increased 2 percent in October 2017 over October of last year, according to data provided by...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Same Day ACH Debits Go Live with Nearly 2 Million Transactions in the First 11 Processing Days »
Same Day ACH for debits had an immediate impact on how consumers and businesses make payments, according to NACHA – The El...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Rise, Overall Commercial Filings Drop »
Commercial chapter 11 filings totaled 425 in September, a 16 percent increase over September 2016’s total of 365 filings,...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Communicate to Collaborate »
Every day, in our professional and personal lives, we need other people to do things for us. Whether it’s needing a new cu...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Collected Wisdom: Advice for New Credit Professionals »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, NACM North Central asks a small group of members to respond to a diffe...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Federal Reserve Outlines Next Steps for Payment System Improvement »
The Federal Reserve recently outlined tactics it will pursue to help improve the speed, safety and efficiency of the U.S....
Thursday, September 7, 2017
August Commercial Chapter 11s Increase 29 Percent over Last Month »
Commercial chapter 11 filings totaled 426 in August, a 29 percent increase over July’s total of 331 filings, according to...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Collected Wisdom: International Credit Challenges »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, NACM North Central asks a small group of members to respond to a diffe...
Monday, August 7, 2017
Survey: Small Business Optimism Reaches Highest Point in a Decade »
Small business optimism continues to climb in the third quarter as business owners said they are the most optimistic in mo...
Monday, August 7, 2017
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Decline »
Total U.S. bankruptcy filings decreased 8 percent in July 2017 from June, according to the latest data from the American B...
Friday, July 28, 2017
Artificial Intelligence and B2B Credit »
One of today’s fastest-growing technological advancements is artificial intelligence (AI). More products and services incl...
Friday, July 28, 2017
Participate in NACM’s CMI Survey for a Chance to Win »
Each month, the National Association of Credit Management publishes and promotes the Credit Managers’ Index. This tool has...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Collected Wisdom: Mentors »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, NACM North Central asks a small group of members to respond to a diffe...
Friday, July 7, 2017
June Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 16 Percent Over Previous Year »
Total commercial chapter 11 bankruptcies for the month of June 2017 were 581, representing a 16 percent increase from the...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Federal Reserve Study Highlights Business Payment Changes »
Businesses are increasingly replacing check payments with other noncash payments, according to the Federal Reserve’s new...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Survey: ACH Transactions will Top Checks as Top Form of B2B Payments by 2020 »
Credit and account receivables professionals anticipate that ACH transactions will surpass checks as the leading form of p...
Monday, June 26, 2017
Collected Wisdom: Taking Big Risks »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, NACM North Central asks a small group of members to respond to a diffe...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Mastercard and Visa Make Moves to Improve B2B Payment »
A majority of all business-to-business payments in the U.S. are still made via check with manual payment processes. While...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Billtrust Introduces Data-Mining Service to Accelerate Electronic Invoicing and Payments »
Billtrust, an NACM North Central allied member that provides payment cycle management solutions, has released the Billtrus...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Payment Professionals Expect Fraud Growth »
Financial and payment professionals do not anticipate any respite from cyber fraud and cyber attacks in the near future, a...

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