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Free Legal Letter Account
05/06/2013

Are you having problems getting payment out of your customers? The first 10 companies who apply will be given an ICSM Membership, loaded with 10 ICSM 7-Day Legal Letters.

 

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Thinking of invoice discounting?
24/04/2013

what is invoice discounting, how does it differ from factoring, and what are the pros and cons?

 

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Guide to assessing new customers
23/04/2013

When you receive an enquiry from a new customer the onus is on you to check out their credentials to ensure they are who they say they are. Don’t and you risk not getting paid

 

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ICSM Are Expanding Into Europe
02/02/2013

As part of our expansion, 2013-14 will see ICSM opening new franchise operations throughout Europe in industry sectors such as Freight, Stationery, and Metal Stockholding among others. These new Franchise initiatives will further enhance and develop the ICSM Payment Intelligence Network in both our existing and new industry sectors.

 

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A Credible Approach
25/01/2013

What are your operational procedures?
Do you accept an order, deliver the work, send out an invoice and then await payment? For the majority of businesses this is standard practice but is it ‘best practice’?

 

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A New Year, a New You
18/12/2013

Soon the drunken slur of Auld Lang Syne will be filling the room and it’ll be time to start thinking up your new years resolutions. ICSM suggest that if you make just one this year, it should be to keep a very close eye on your cashflow.

 

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Sales People Required
15/01/2013

ACTIVELY RECRUITING NOW – We are seeking to recruit ambitious sales people to enhance our existing credit management team.

 

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Debt Recovery Plus
08/11/2012

We've all experienced customers who don't pay their bills, and we all know how much effort is involved in chasing outstanding invoices.

It is with this in mind that we have launched our newest service exclusively to our members, ICSM Debt RecoveryPlus!


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ICSM’s Guide to Getting Paid
08/11/2012
When do you start chasing a late payment? When the work has been supplied? When the payment terms have passed or when your cash flow starts drying up? Ian Carrotte, proprietor of ICSM Credit, says too many businesses wrongly believe that invoice collection should begin when they are overdue. 



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Credit Terminology Explained
27/09/2012

Getting to grips with the terminology associated with credit management is essential. In this instance, ignorance is not bliss. Anyone who does not have a comprehensive grasp can easily fall foul, based on their lack of understanding and lose money.
 
Here, ICSM’s experts highlight the most common questions they face on a day-to-day basis and share their responses:

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Go With The Cash Flow
24/08/2012

Of course every business has procedures in place to ensure it remains on top of its fiscal comings and goings, but are they as comprehensive as they could be? If not then Christopher Moore, Marketing Consultant for ICSM shares his advice.

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ICSM Chasing Letters- 30 Day Trial
15/06/2012

Take control of your finances today with the ICSM 30 day trial. Designed to put your invoice at the top of your debtors payment pile, our chasing letters fetch an 85% success rate and will have a massive impact on your debtors. What are you waiting for?


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How Well Do You Know Your Debtor?
10/06/2012

This year, in May alone, ICSM have had to write off almost £100k worth of debt on behalf of its members, many of which could have been avoided with correct company or debtor identities Ask yourself, How well do you know your debtor?


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Half Price Debt Recovery
06/06/2012

The ICSM debt recovery team has already recovered over £1Million worth of debts on behalf of members since the turn of the year. Whether you've just had an invoice go overdue or perhaps there's something that has been owed for 6 months or more, give us a call today to get things moving in the right direction.


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Rouge Debt

Beware – Rogue Debt Collectors
06/06/2012

They guarantee that they can collect debts from companies that have gone out of business, in some instances several years ago. Their offering can be attractive to the unaware or reckless creditor who has lost a relatively large sum of money. Rupert Rudd suggests you should think twice, ask yourself 'Why are they asking for so much money upfront?.


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ICSM Legal Letter System Upgrade
06/06/2012

To celebrate the recent upgrade to the legal letter system, ICSM are giving 5 free legal letters to the first 100 people to contact us. Perhaps you’ve got the same old people dragging their heels in payment. Very often all it takes to recover that money is a strongly worded letter.


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