8 episodes

The Coronavirus pandemic taught us a very good lesson about being prepared for the unexpected.

Your business has had to take a closer look at the finances and keep on top of the customers you trade with and the markets you trade in to ensure your own survival and in some cases rapidly expand and grow. And both come with challenges!

We've been in the business of managing risk and enabling trade for over 90 years globally. So we're here to share our expertise and bring in guest speakers such as lawyers to discuss credit management strategies particularly around how to collect debt and navigate new insolvency legislation introduced due to the pandemic.

We hope you enjoy listening and gain value from our channel.

If you’d like to chat to one of our debt collection experts or learn more about trade credit insurance, please contact Atradius https://atradius.com.au/contact/

Credit management during a pandemic Atradius

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The Coronavirus pandemic taught us a very good lesson about being prepared for the unexpected.

Your business has had to take a closer look at the finances and keep on top of the customers you trade with and the markets you trade in to ensure your own survival and in some cases rapidly expand and grow. And both come with challenges!

We've been in the business of managing risk and enabling trade for over 90 years globally. So we're here to share our expertise and bring in guest speakers such as lawyers to discuss credit management strategies particularly around how to collect debt and navigate new insolvency legislation introduced due to the pandemic.

We hope you enjoy listening and gain value from our channel.

If you’d like to chat to one of our debt collection experts or learn more about trade credit insurance, please contact Atradius https://atradius.com.au/contact/

    Ep 08 The future of trade credit insurance

    Ep 08 The future of trade credit insurance

    Many businesses hit a wall of worry when Covid-19 struck and it saw businesses ramping up their credit management strategies and exploring new ways to protect their cash flow.
    In this episode, we've brought together an expert panel including:

    * Mark Hoppe, Managing Director of Atradius Oceania
    * Dirk Hagener, Atradius Director of Strategy and Corporate Development
    * Stephen Koukoulas  one of Australia's leading economists

    They'll be discussing:

    * The relevance of credit insurance for businesses in 2021
    * How digitalisation is shaping credit insurance and risk mitigation
    * The economic factors sparking more interest in credit insurance

    Help my business with credit insurance
    Contact Atradius in your region here (https://group.atradius.com/contact-us/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep08).

    • 27 min
    Ep 07 How to navigate the new insolvency legislation in Australia

    Ep 07 How to navigate the new insolvency legislation in Australia

    Special guest Daniel Turk, a Partner from Turks Legal, talks about the new insolvency legislation that came into effect on 1 January 2021 in Australia. He provides valuable insight on:



    * The Temporary Restructuring Relief legislation which will cease at the end of March 2021
    * The Business Restructuring Regime where a restructuring practitioner is appointed and has four weeks to prepare a plan to creditors
    * Proposed changes to bankruptcy reforms for sole traders
    * A simplified liquidation procedure for companies being wound up by liquidators with debts of less than $1m

    Support material
    View the Australian Government media release on insolvency reforms here (https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/insolvency).
    Help my business collect debt
    Contact Atradius Collections in your region here (https://atradiuscollections.com/global/contact-us?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep07).
    Help my business with credit insurance
    Contact Atradius in your region here (https://group.atradius.com/contact-us/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep07).

    • 22 min
    Ep 06 Insolvency Holiday Impacts & Debt Collection Options

    Ep 06 Insolvency Holiday Impacts & Debt Collection Options

    We interviewed Daniel Turk from TurksLegal who shares a few things Australian businesses need to know:

    * What your business can still do to put pressure on buyers and collect debt while insolvency holidays are in place
    * Security of Payment legislation that suppliers to the building and construction industry can benefit from
    * His view on whether we’ll see an insolvency increase next year
    * The answers to common PPSA questions like how to register property, why your competitors have more than one registration and how to obtain a stocklist from liquidators and administrators
    * Draft legislation which is looking to fast track an insolvency style administration for companies with debts less than $1,000,000 and what this could mean for you as a creditor

     
    Help my business collect debt
    Contact Atradius Collections in your region here (https://atradiuscollections.com/global/contact-us?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep06).
    Help my business with credit insurance
    Contact Atradius in your region here (https://group.atradius.com/contact-us/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep06).

    • 36 min
    Ep 05 Are you trading with an insolvent company?

    Ep 05 Are you trading with an insolvent company?

    David Lloyd, Head of our Special Risk Management team for APAC, Africa and the Middle East talks about five key areas affecting businesses trading with other businesses during Covid-19:



    1. How to tell if a company you're trading with is failing


    2. Five actions to take if you think you're trading with an insolvent company


    3. How to protect yourself from preferential claims


    4. Differences between insolvency practices across APAC and Middle East regions


    5. Zombie companies - what are they and are you trading with one

    Support material
    View the 10 warning signs to identify if a company is failing (https://atradius.com.au/faq/how-do-you-know-if-a-company-is-failing.html?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep05)
    Help my business collect debt
    Contact Atradius Collections in your region here (https://atradiuscollections.com/global/contact-us?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep05).
    Help my business with credit insurance
    Contact Atradius in your region here (https://group.atradius.com/contact-us/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep05).

    • 45 min
    Ep 04 How to collect international debt

    Ep 04 How to collect international debt

    Did you know there are some countries who negotiate face to face as opposed to over the phone? Or that you need to get a court judgement from your debtors country not your own?And what about negotiating in the debtors language? So many debts go unpaid simply because of a breakdown in communication.



    Ivor Miric is our international collections expert for Asia and the Middle East. In this eye opening episode he and David Finn, our Operations Manager for Atradius Collections Australia, discuss the market differences and common mistakes they see people make when collecting debt overseas. They'll also discuss the soaring insolvency rate worldwide and why it's crucial to collect debt early and engage an international debt collection specialist, like Atradius Collections (https://atradiuscollections.com/global/contact-us?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep04) who have people on the ground in your debtors country who know the local language, rules and regulations so you have the best chance of recovering your money.


    Support material
    Download our Global Insolvency Report (https://atradius.com.au/reports/economic-research-2020-insolvencies-forecast-to-jump-due-to-covid-19.html?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show-notes&utm_campaign=ep04) to see if a buyer might default.
    Download our Debt Collection Handbook (https://atradiuscollections.com/global/reports/global-international-debt-collections-handbook.html?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show-notes&utm_campaign=ep04) to see how each countries debt collection approach differs.
    Help my business collect debt
    Contact Atradius Collections in your region here (https://atradiuscollections.com/global/contact-us?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep04).

    • 21 min
    Ep 03 Top 3 collecting strategies to use during Covid-19

    Ep 03 Top 3 collecting strategies to use during Covid-19

    Hear from two of our top debt collectors in Australia - David Finn & Peter Barbarian, they will share the top 3 debt collection strategies they're having success with during Covid-19.
    The collection landscape has changed and it's important credit controllers and receivables staff can quickly decipher whether their debtor is genuinely going to pay or not.


    This podcast shares 3 debt collection strategies:

    * How to work with your debtor when they are genuine
    * When to switch to bad cop if they're giving you the run around; and
    * The importance of understanding your customers industry so you can adapt your approach based on their circumstances because some industries have been hit harder than others during this pandemic.

    Help my business collect debt
    Contact Atradius Collections in your region here (https://atradiuscollections.com/global/contact-us?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show_notes&utm_campaign=ep03).

    • 24 min

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