A Scary Case of Fraud

James Earley, one of our sales account managers heard of an awful case of fraud that he published on LinkedIn a few months back. See below what he found out:

“I heard about a scary case of fraud the other day when I visited a client.

The client had received an enquiry from a new export customer and offered to provide goods but only on a pro forma basis. The customer agreed and my client sent them the invoice.

Bad Debt Protection: The return of Austin Reed

We previously wrote about Austin Reed calling the administrators in around the same time BHS went into liquidation, which would have resulted in many of their creditors suffering bad debts. However, Austin Reed is set to return to the high streets following Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group purchasing the brand from the administrators back in May. They relaunched the brand online introducing the autumn/winter collection.

Credit Insurance: Familiarity breeds a false sense of security

James Earley, a sales account manager at CMR recently met with one of his clients to go through the renewal of their credit insurance policy. Nothing unusual there as we always visit our clients on at least an annual basis to make sure the credit insurance policy is fully understood and that we fully understand their business and its needs.

Credit Insurance: UK Manufacturing

UK manufacturing seems to be heading in the right direction as according to a new survey its activity hit a two and a half year high last month. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for this sector increased to 56.1 in December from 53.6 the month before. Anything over 50 indicates growth. The survey found that the weaker pound has helped boost orders from overseas as we suggested in a previous blog.

The key findings from the survey were: