Safeguarding working capital: A disrupted economy will make it harder to manage receivables, payables, and inventory with efficiency
Information on the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic in the US along with role of disrupted economy to manage receivables, payables, and inventory with efficiency. It discusses how chief financial officers ensuring organizations' working capital management strategies and processes.
Technology leads the way
Daniel Proctor explains how advancing technology is changing the lease and hire purchase landscape.
Jeff Longhurst, Chief Executive of the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), discusses the UK asset finance industry. The ABFA has introduced a new self-regulatory framework and independent complaints procedure.
Accounting for asset finance
We have a separate page on accounting for leasing and asset finance.
ICAEW Business Finance Guide
Includes sections on Debt finance and Asset-based finance, with explanations of invoice finance, factoring and asset-based lending (ABL).
Guides and publications
What is asset finance?
Guide from Startups.co.uk covering the asset financing options available for small businesses, the costs involved, and the variables lenders consider.
Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA)
Represents the UK and Irish asset based lending, factoring and invoice discounting industries.
2019/20 annual global working capital survey
PwC's latest survey analysed the working capital performance of large global listed companies over a five year period, investigating how it varies by industry and geography.
Working capital performance of top European companies
The Hackett Group 2018 survey comparing the working capital management of Europe's top 1000 non-financial companies, ranking the best and worst performers by industry sector. Requires free registration to download.
Atom Content Marketing guides
- Factoring and invoices discounting
Factoring allows you to raise finance based on the value of your outstanding invoices. Growing businesses, in particular, often find that factoring is a more flexible source of working capital than overdrafts or loans.
- Financing equipment
Hiring or leasing equipment is one way of making your working capital go further. Instead of paying out up front, you spread your payments over a set period.
- Subsidised and guaranteed loans
If you have a promising business but cannot provide the security needed for a conventional bank loan, the Government's Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme may be what you need.
Articles and books in the Library collection
Working capital management: applications and cases
Explains how to use the current assets and liabilities of a company effectively. Topics include managing the working capital cycle and credit and short-term financial instruments. Written from a U.S. perspective.
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